Banff Dog Sled Tours
dog sled tour paw Out of Banff we work with two dog sled companies. Both are about the same travelling time from Banff.

The first, Kingmik dog sled tours is based in Louise Louise, just a few minutes drive from the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and about 40 minutes drive from Banff. Their tours cover more distance relative to time. If you have a Tri-area lift pass, and intend to ski at Lake Louise, you can catch the ski bus for free from Banff to Lake Louise. Why not spend your day skiing and dog-sledding at Lake Louise? After all, you will need your your warm ski gear to go dog sledding anyway!

The second, Howling Dog Tours is based out of Canmore and there is a shuttle provided from Banff which is included in the price. They have several departure times throughout the day. These departure times mean we can fit in more than one activity for you out of Banff in the day thus minimizing your time off the slopes!

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In Lake Louise Kingmik dog sled tours offer trips ranging from a half hour introductory ride to a 1 1/2 - 2 hour foray to the Continental Divide. While the half hour trip is just a teaser, the Divide trip covers over 18 kilometers.

Guests have the opportunity to get to know the dogs, their guides, learn the basics of driving a team – and are encouraged to dive the team home!

The comfortable sleds can accommodate two adults and a small child, providing total weight does not exceed 400 pounds. For those of us who can be described as robust, we recommend separate sleds for a more enjoyable sledding experience.

Your sled has comfortable foam cushions and warm sleeping bags. However, please remember you must dress for the cold temperatures of -20 degrees Fahrenheit between December and February. A hat is essential, as is a neck warmer which will, if necessary, cover your face. Warm boots are highly recommended, especially for the Divide trip when you are driving the team home.

The dogs are really friendly and love taking you out! See for yourself!

Contact us to arrange your shuttle from Banff!

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Great Divide Tour
Tour includes
Guide
Hot chocolate
  Chance to drive the dog team
Great photo opportunities
Departs
Daily - Lake Louise
    09:30, 12:00, 14:00
Duration
1.5 - 2 hours non-stop dog sledding
Operates
Dec to April (weather permitting)
Cost
CAN$291.50 per sled*
Winter Wonderland Tour
Tour includes
Guide
Hot chocolate
  Chance to drive the dog team
Great photo opportunities
Departs
Daily - Lake Louise
    09:30, 12:00, 14:00
Duration
1 hour non-stop dog sledding
Operates
Dec to April (weather permitting)
Cost
CAN$238.50 per sled*
Mushing 101
Tour includes
Guide
Great photo opportunities
Departs
Daily - Lake Louise 16:00
Duration
1/2 hour non-stop dog sledding
Operates
Dec to April (weather permitting)
Cost
CAN$132.50 per sled*
*Sleds accommodate two adults & one small child.
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Howling dog tours offer tours out of Banff daily.

These all-inclusive packages provide return transportation from all major hotels in Banff and Canmore, snacks and hot beverage, and personalized service with one guide per sled!

Teams of 5 to 7 friendly Alaskan Racing Huskies take you through the Canadian wilderness of the Spray Lakes Provincial Park for the experience of a lifetime! Meet experienced Iditarod and Yukon Quest dogs!

All tours include the option to help harness the dogs, hook up the team, and drive the team - with the help of your experienced and friendly guide. Enjoy the scenery and reward the dogs with a cookie at the end of the tour. Be as interactive as you want!

Full day tours and corporate day tours for groups are available. Please contact us direct for details.

 

 

 

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Unleash The Musher (Two hour tour)
Tour includes
Two hours of dog-gone fun!
Guide
Gourmet snack and hot beverage
  Chance to drive the dog team
Great photo opportunities
  Transportation (Banff or Canmore)
Departs
Daily - Banff
    09:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00
Duration
4 hours (2 hours dog sledding)
Operates
Dec to April (weather permitting)
Cost
Adult CAN$153.70 (min 2 sharing)
  Child (6-9 yrs.) CAN$84.80
    when accompanied w/2 adults
  Child (2-5 yrs.) CAN$21.20
    when accompanied w/2 adults
Child (<2 yrs.) NOT PERMITTED
Dog Day Afternoon (Half-Day tour)
Tour includes
3.5 to 4 hours of howling good times!
Guide
Gourmet snack and hot beverage
  Choice of hot lunch
  Chance to drive the dog team
Great photo opportunities
  Transportation (Banff or Canmore)
Departs
Daily - Banff
    11:00 (dog sled 12:00 – 16:00)
Duration
6 hours (3.5 - 4 hours dog sledding)
Operates
Jan to March (weather permitting)
Cost
Adult CAN$323.30 (min 2 sharing)
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