Your Guide To Dog Sledding in Ontario

These outfitters will teach you everything you need to know and take you on a thrilling adventure.

There are many excellent dog sledding outfitters to choose from in Ontario. They are passionate about their dogs and the natural world. It is not just a job for these Ontario dog sledding outfitters, it's their way of life! They offer trips ranging from one hour to ten days.

Don't worry if you have never tried it before; the outfitters will teach you the basics and introduce you to one of the finest ways to enjoy a winter day. You can also try dogsledding at many of Ontario's Resorts or experience the excitement of watching a dogsled race. Here is your guide to dog sledding in Ontario.

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Dog sledding tours Ontario

BOREAL JOURNEYS SLED DOG KENNEL - Kaministiquia

Located about 45 minutes from Thunder Bay, Boreal Journeys provides memorable adventures dog sledding through some of Canada's most iconic and revered landscapes. For more information, please call 807-933-4224 or email borealjourneys@xplornet.com.

NORTH RIDGE RANCH - Huntsville

A dog sledding adventure at North Ridge Ranch with Brad Fetterley is an excellent introduction to this spectacular sport. This is a very interactive trip—you will help harness your dogs, hook them up to the sleds and learn how to issue the commands. You will travel two per sled, pulled by a six-dog team.

SUGARDOGS ADVENTURE COMPANY - Sundridge

Drive your own dogsled team and explore the highland forests on the western border of Algonquin Park. Enjoy a half-day, full day or customized dogsledding or a skijoring adventure with the Sugardogs family of pets. 

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SNOW FOREST ADVENTURES - Algonquin Provincial Park and Temagami

Snow Forest Adventures offers world class dogsledding adventures in Algonquin Park, Temagami and Canada's far north. Trips range in length from two- to 10-day wilderness expeditions. Drive your own team of lovable Alaskan Huskies and stay in the comfort of heated prospector tents, while enjoying wholesome, homemade meals.

BOREALIS DOGSLED TOURS - Vermillion Bay

Join Borealis for a dogsled excursion through spectacular Northwestern Ontario. Your trek, along ancient routes used by Ojibway hunters and trappers, will take you through some of the most pristine and rugged wilderness in Canada. Nights on the trail are spent at a log outpost cabin and in heated wall tents. These camps have a traditional rustic appeal and provide a warm place to enjoy an evening meal of moose, grouse or fish.

VOYAGEUR QUEST - Algonquin Provincial Park near South River

Voyageur Quest offers a variety of Ontario dog sled tour adventures.  Choose from day trips, weekend trips, three-day adventure, and winter sampler packages.

HIGHLANDS WILDERNESS TOURS - Maynooth

Highlands Wilderness Tours is a small family-run business that caters to your needs. All tours are scheduled individually so you and your group have the privacy to learn at a pace that suits your skill level. You will pilot an enthusiastic team of dogs on a "closed loop" totally private wilderness trail set up to safely teach you the art of mushing.    

WINTERDANCE DOGSLED TOURS - Haliburton

Discover the thrill of driving a team of purebred Siberian Huskies! Explore Haliburton's breathtaking winter wilderness while dogsledding in magical silence. This is the perfect adventure for those wanting to lose themselves in time to the magic and beauty of remote wilderness and the dogs. Choose from two- hour, half-day, full-day, moonlit run or multi-day tours or a dogsledding package with accommodation at Sir Sam's Inn.

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CALL OF THE WILD - Algonquin Provincial Park near Maynooth/Bancroft

Call of the Wild offers a variety of dogsledding adventures in Ontario with accommodations at the Algonquin Ecolodge. Choose a three- or four-day dogsledding adventure or a three-day multi-adventure (including dogsledding, cross country skin and snowshoeing) and enjoy winter dog sledding in Ontario.

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KEARNEY DOG SLED RACES - Kearney

Ontario’s largest dog sled racing event comes to “Ontario’s biggest little town” every year during the month of February. The event has been running since 1994 and hosts more than 70 competitive mushers along with novice and future mushers. There are 5 race classes of different distances for the professional or beginner. Come out to the race and enjoy watching some of the best dog sledding in Ontario.

What's It Like To Dogsled?

Discover Dogsledding in Ontario

"Many people think they have to go to Alberta, the Yukon or even Quebec for dogsledding," write Dave & Deb, one of the world's most successful travelling couples. "But in Ontario's Haliburton Highlands, there is an amazing tour that anyone can take, where they can drive their own dog sleds and have the adventure of a lifetime." Read all about their adventure with Winterdance Dogsled Tours

The Planet D inspires adventure in everyone. Dave & Deb made the decision in 2004 to pursue a life dedicated to travelling. They blog about these experiences on their site theplanetd.com, and quickly earned a passionate fanbase who have continued to follow their travels every step of the way.

About Trish Manning

Trish Manning is an adventure travel writer and the content coordinator for Ontario Outdoor Adventures. She is an avid outdoor person who loves to hike, paddle, SUP, snowshoe, cross-country ski and explore Ontario's great outdoors with her golden retriever, Daisy.

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