The northwest corner of Algonquin Park is home to some of the most celebrated dogsled trails in Canada . The region features a wide variety of terrain including logging roads, narrow boreal forest footpaths, and wide-open lakes. Each sled has two mushers and a team of five to six Alaskan huskies.
Arrive at the dog yard for an orientation session that covers harnessing a team, dog care, trip itinerary, and sledding safety.
Hook up and harness of teams.
10:00am – 2:30pm
Break for the trail – two people per sled- six dogs per team. Enjoy your team and the scenic sled as you mush through the Ontario Northland and vast areas of unspoiled wilderness. Lunch stop along the way.
Return to Dog yard. Unhook and harness dogs. Option to stay and help feed dogs.
Please note dog sledding involves some running! You should be able to be active at walking pace for up to 4 hours.
Winter boots, wool socks, synthetic long underwear, windproof pants and jacket, warm sweater, warm wool or fleece hat, warm mitts, scarf( to protect face ), water bottle, camera. Please note that you can get quite hot while mushing but then cool down if you are riding in the basket. For this reason, ensure that you bring a knapsack that you put layers of clothing into and retrieve when you cool down.
December 20, 2012 to March 20, 2013
from $210 per person plus HST includes orientation, hook up, harness and four hour mush.
Add on Motel accommodation the night before (additional $80 per person plus HST) or two nights at the Algonquin Cottage Outpost for additional $297 per person based on two people.