Into the Wild Adventures, dog sledding tours and winter adventures in the Yukon Territory, Canada - Dogsledding Tours

Dog Sledding Adventures

Multi day dog sledding adventure

     The kennel is the starting point of hundreds of kilometers of trails winding their way through some of the most beautiful places in Yukon, where it’s not rare to catch a glimpse of caribous, moose or wolves. If you’re willing to immerse yourself into the life of a musher and live a once in a lifetime experience, we can provide you with your own a la Carte dog sled tour. We offer two to five days adventurous tours. Our base camp is an old style canvas tent heated by a wood stove, settled on the shore of a remote lake surrounded by majestic mountains. The perfect spot to watch the northern lights !  On the first day, you will meet our enthusiastic pack of sled dogs and learn the basics of dog mushing. After the sleds are packed with all the necessary gear and food for a few days into the wild, we will head out for camp on nice and mostly flat trails going through the boreal forest and frozen lakes. We will cover about 33 kms.

     On the following days we will explore the back country and the landscape will dramatically change as we will go through huge wilderness valleys, canyons, up and down mountains and in the alpine. You will learn how to overcome the various challenges of back country trails such as side hills, glaciers, overflow, open water, glare ice, snowless trails…We will cover about 40 to 60 kms a day. On the last day we will head back home, on a different trail as we will go up the mountains to enjoy some breathtaking views. Then it will be time for you to say good bye to your loyal four legged companions, who tirelessly pulled you through an unforgettable journey. The multi day tours start in January until the end of March. No previous experience is necessary but you better be in good shape as the trails can be challenging and the days can be long and cold. We will provide you with all the winter gear necessary : parka, boots, mitts, snow pants, -40 sleeping bags.

I was excited to go dog sledding but I didn’t anticipate the unforgettable experience provided by Marine and her wonderful team of dogs (all of whom are incredibly excited to run). I had no experience dog sledding before coming to Into the Wild Adventures but Marine (patiently) walked me through how to harness the dogs and how to brake on the sled with some extra time to get to know the dogs. 

Bali E, Canada

I can’t thank Marine enough! She is an awesome guide. My first experience in the wilderness with a dog-sled team became an unforgettable experience! She anticipated my needs and reacted calmly and professionally to any problems I had. I was impressed with her extensive knowledge about the sled dogs, the outdoors, and her love for animals. This made me feel safe. She always had a good attitude, supporting and motivating me whenever she could. Without hesitation, I would recommend going on an adventure with her!

Silvia H, Germany

As I visited Whitehorse in January 2016 one of my goals up there was a dog sledding tour. I got to know someone who recommended Marine. Right at the beginning there were about 30 dogs totally excited to see Marine and me. She chose four sweet dogs for me and a few for her and we put them on each of our sleds. She taught me how to stand on the sled and how to brake. I was really impressed by the dogs, how long they are able to run and pull you up all the hills and mountains. We went over Fish Lake and around this amazing area. All in all we went over 40 km with the dogs. It was the greatest adventure I had in the Yukon.

Elise, Germany

Conditions

You will drive your own sled dog team. Nobody sits in the sled.

You’ll have 4 to 7 sled dogs per team, depending on the length of the tour, the snow conditions, your experience and abilities.

We like to have small groups with no more than four people. We can make an exception for a group of 5 people willing to stay together.

You will have an experienced guide certified in wilderness first aid and carrying a first aid kit. He will lead the group with his own dog team.

All meals are included except breakfast on day 1 and dinner on the last day.

We have winter gear : mitts, boots, parkas, snow pants available that you can borrow at no additional cost.

Dog sledding requires you to be in a relatively good physical shape. The physical demand can be compared to cross country skiing.

An introduction will be given to you prior to the tour. You will learn how to drive your sled, use the brake, give commands to the dogs, and also how to handle the dogs, harness them and hook them up. We like to consider our dog sled tours as a learning experience as well as a sportive one. 

Reservation and cancellation policy

 

Prices

  • 375$ + 5%gst per day per person
  • Pick up to/from Whitehorse is free
  • All prices are in Canadian dollars
  • A deposit of 50% is required to validate your booking 

Cancellation policy

Cancellation more than 30 days before the tour : 50 % of deposit is refunded. 
Cancellation less than 30 days before the tour : no refund of deposit
Cancellation 14 to 7 days before tour : pay 50 % of total tour cost 
Cancellation less than 6 days before tour : pay 75 % of total tour cost 
Cancellation from Into the Wild Adventures : full refund. No other claims to Into the Wild Adventures possible.