The Almaquin Highlands and Northwest corner of Algonquin Park are 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 six Alaskan huskies. Accommodation takes place in heated wall tents, which are set up prior to our expedition arriving. The heated wall tents are very warm and provide comfort as well as a taste of tradition with respect to winter living.
Arrive at 8:30am for an orientation session that covers harnessing a team, dogcare, trip itinerary, and sledding safety - then break for the trail. Enjoy your team and the scenic sled as we mush through the Ontario Northland and vast areas of unspoiled wilderness stopping for a trail lunch. Later in the afternoon you arrive at a canvas wall tent heated by a wood stove in time for dinner and a well deserved rest.
We rise and have breakfast in our cosy wall tent. The morning brings us an excellent variety of terrain including exciting narrow trails and several lakes. The Dead Horse Trail involves advanced terrain, which serves as the final opportunity to experience the harmony of your dog team before arriving back at the base.
Cost is $450 per person and includes: one night heated wall tent accommodation, two days mushing, all meals and the services of a guide/ musher.
Cost does not include: HST (13%), transportation to Algonquin, personal clothing, and sleeping bag.