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Dog Sledding Across Western Canada

Tours offer dog sledding treks across Saskatchewan

Western Canada’s early settlers created trading routes across the snow using dog sleds, many of which are still used today.
Dog sledding is still often the preferred mode of transportation for some parts of remote Saskatchewan. And that lends an air of authenticity to the storied activity, which can be also enjoyed by visitors to several areas of Western Canada.

Activated by caring and adventurous outfitters, available tours range from a quick glide through the woods to British-army sanctioned survival tours and multi-day overnights in the wilderness.

Anglin Lake, Saskatchewan is the home of Sun Dogs Sled Excursions, which treats guests to a true wilderness experience with a guide who has 25-years experience as a nature interpreter with Parks Canada. Stay and mush packages are available though Elk Ridge Resort.

In Canmore, Alberta, Mad Dogs and Englishmen is a preferred outfitter. This family-run company offers winter survival programs with the British Army along with sledding and ski-joring – the art of being pulled by a team of dogs while on skis.

The gold rush town of Quesnel, British Columbia is the setting for the Northern Star Kennels dog sled adventure.  They offer excursions ranging from a couple of hours through many days and include campfire menus and tenting in the wild.

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