Canmore – Powder Hound Express – Dog Sledding Tour


You will be treated to panoramic views as you mush your way along the pristine trails of Goat Pond in Spray Lakes Provincial Park with alluring hills, tranquil valleys, quaint bridges, and breathtaking ice-covered lakes.
The tour offers you the opportunity to get acquainted with the friendly Canadian Huskies and participate at your comfort level.  You are offered a choice of a guide/instructor driven sled or a self-driven sled, the self-driven sleds being the most popular option.  It allows you to drive your very own dog team along with their friends and family without an instructor.  The guide driven sleds are ideal for anyone that would prefer to leave the driving to an experienced instructor.
A one-of-a-kind experience, the tour will leave you with a feeling of exhilaration after you lead your team of dogs through the Canadian wilderness, and ends with hot beverages by the cozy campfire.

How to join this tour pickup point:
Guests meet at the office in Canmore 1 hour prior to the tour, which is located approximately 30 minutes from Banff (please allow approximately four hours in total from the meeting time).

Note:
  • Prices quoted here are based on a minimum of 2 adults.  Check with us for rates for single person sleds, family packages, etc.
  • This tour requires a minimum of 6 participants, please call the day prior to confirm the tour.
  • This tour is weather dependent.
  • Operation of this tour is subject to the evolving COVOID-19 situation.  

Private Tours, Car, SUV or Minivan Rental, Hotel Stay and Day Tour & Admissions:

  • Is your client looking for a Private Tour?  Let us know. 
  • Would your client like to rent a car?  
  • We offer hotel and condominium accommodations in Banff, Lake Louise, Golden and Canmore.  Check with us if your client requires accommodations.
  • We also offer a range of day tours and admissions in the Canadian Rockies.  Check with us for more information or visit Day Tours & Admissions at www.dmci.ca.

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.

Inclusions

  • 30-minute introduction and instruction.
  • 2-hour exhilarating hour of dog sledding.
  • 30-minute campfire with hot beverages and baked goods. 
  • Taxes & GST.

Exclusions

  • Travel Insurance - recommended.  We require Travel Agent to secure a signed Waiver in the event client declines your offer to sell Travel Insurance.
    DMCi will require Travel Agent to provide us the signed waiver when required as a part of the Terms & Conditions of Contract.
    DMCi sells Manulife Travel Insurance.  Please check with us for rates.  
  • Bottled Water.
  • Gratuities on tours. 

Accommodations Featured

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.

Tariffs

Room Configuration Beds Occupancy
TWIN or
SINGLE or
TRIPLE
QUAD
TWIN + 1 YOUTH + 1 CHILD
TWIN + 2 CHILD

For more information on Rooming and how rates apply, please refer to Important Notes

Optional Tour

These optional tours can be booked with our package. Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for rates.

Notes about this Tour

  • All children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children aged 16-17 that are not accompanied by a parent or guardian must provide a liability waiver signed by their parent/guardian prior to the tour/being collected for transport.
  • All guests participating in the tour are required to read, understand, and sign a liability waiver.
  • An instructor driven sled is strongly recommended for bookings with one adult and one small child.
  • Please note that this tour requires a minimum of 6 participants, please call the day prior to confirm the tour.
  • Please note that once at the trail in Spray Lakes Provincial Park, the tour lasts about two hours with an hour of dog sledding, a 30-minute introduction, and 30 minutes by the campfire. Please allow 4 hours from the time that you meet at the office in Canmore. Once checked in at the office, guests will be transported to the trailhead in Spray Lakes Provincial Park near Canmore in comfortable vans.
  • This two hour tour follows the pristine mountain trails of Goat Pond for 10kms, and includes a 30 minute introduction and instruction, an exhilarating hour of dog sledding fun, and a 30 minute campfire at the end of the tour to enjoy hot beverages and tasty treats.
  • The self-driven sleds are the most popular option and allow you to drive your very own dog team along with your friends and family without an instructor. Please bear in mind that dog sledding is a “sport” and does require some physical activity while driving the sled, the person driving will need to be fairly fit as they will be required to get off the sled at some points and help push it up some of the steeper sections of the trail.
    The guide driven sleds are ideal for anyone that would prefer to leave the driving to an experienced instructor (eg: guests with any physical challenges or medical conditions that may make driving a sled unsafe or uncomfortable, or heart conditions or recent injuries). Instructor driven sleds can also be an excellent choice for visitors who may have a lot of questions and would like to learn even more about dog sledding.
  • There is a maximum of four people per sled, with a maximum combined weight of 370lbs on a sled with an instructor and a maximum combined weight of 500lbs for a sled without an instructor (self-driving).
  • There are no age or height restrictions to ride in a sled but taller people may have to bend their knees slightly to feel more comfortable in the sled. Height and weight restrictions may apply to children wanting to drive the sleds.
  • The comfortable handcrafted sleds are waterproof and windproof, and are equipped with beautiful, warm Pendleton merino wool blankets, water resistant sled bags and 6 inch upholstered cushions.
    For your safety, comfort and enjoyment, please dress appropriately for your dog sledding tour. All guests must wear snow pants, a winter jackets, warm winter boots, a warm toque/beanie/hat that covers your ears, warm gloves or mittens, wool socks, warm under-layers, a scarf/something to cover your face and goggles or sunglasses. A detailed list of what to wear and what not to wear will be included in your booking confirmation. Snow pants, winter jackets and warm winter boots are available for rent if needed.
  • The Siberian Huskies are a pack of beautiful, intelligent, personable, happy, healthy, trustworthy and eager sled dogs who are absolutely head-over-heals in love with their job! There will be many opportunities to interact and cuddle with the adorable, healthy, well-groomed husky teams.
  • The Powder Hound is the most popular dogsledding tour at Spray Lakes, but for those seeking a longer dogsledding experience, we offer the four hour with three hours of sled time and an optional campfire lunch.
  • Guides expect to be tipped.

Operation Info

YearOperating DatesDeparturesNotes
2022January to April9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm.Departure timings varies seasonally
Blackout dates may apply. Please check with us.


Note:

  • Prices quoted here are based on a minimum of 2 adults.  Check with us for rates for single person sleds, family packages, etc.
  • This tour requires a minimum of 6 participants, please call the day prior to confirm the tour.
  • This tour is weather dependent.
  • Operation of this tour is subject to the evolving COVID-19 situation.  

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