Feel the energy build.
It starts with the growing excitement of the dogs getting harnessed, then with the crack of the sled hitting the snow, and finally the exhilaration of running the team on winding trails under a snow-laden forest canopy. This is a winter game changer; you’ll gain new appreciation for the season, the sport and the scenery (while the dogs will simply melt your heart).
Dogsledding began as a traditional form of transportation but today it’s a thrill seekers adventure of a lifetime.
WHERE TO DO IT:
Husband and wife team, Hank Debruin and Tanya McCready-DeBruin, own and operate Winterdance Dogsled Tours on almost 5,000 acres of property bordering Algonquin Provincial Park in the Haliburton Highlands. Winterdance raises and runs purebred Siberian Huskies, an affectionate and hard-working breed (these guys run up to 20 kilometres per hour). Opt for a 2 hour, ½ day, full-day, moonlit or multi-day sledding trip. Or go star status and book the Heli-Dogsledding Tour; arrive by private helicopter and enjoy a dog sledding tour complete with trailside lunch by a roaring fire. All trips are fully outfitted and guided; just come dressed warmly, keep your camera close and get ready to be blown away.
FURTHER INFO ON DOGSLEDDING:
There are a number of first-rate dogsledding outfitters in Ontario; find the right one for you.
MORE BRAGWORTHY ADVENTURE:
Here are more brag-worthy adventures that’ll get your pulse pumping:
Ice climbing in Thunder Bay
Snowmobiling in Algoma
Snow tubing in Barrie
Snowkiting on Lake Simcoe
Hint: Turn this adventure into a winter weekend getaway – we’ve already done the legwork for you. Check out this three-day trip that includes dog sledding – Howl at the Moon.
Featured Photo (Top): Winterdance Dogsled Tours
Second Photo: Winterdance Dogsled Tours