Algonquin Dog Sledding
Experience Algonquin Dog Sledding
mush your own team of huskies...
Algonquin dog sledding allows you to mush a team of huskies through waist deep snow through silent forests while passing frozen lakes. Stop and drink a hot chocolate near the heat of an open campfire amidst snow-laden trees. This fantasy scene could be a reality within the confines of Algonquin Park.
Dog sledding is a popular winter activity at Algonquin Park and two dog sledding trails are actively maintained inside the park. One is along Highway # 60 at kilometre 40.3 while the second is more remote and is located in the northwest corner of the park along Highway # 11 near the town of South River. Permits are required to use the trails and dog sledders have the right away over all other users (skiers, snowshoers).
Companies that offer Algonquin dog sledding services at or near the park are:
Call of the Wild
Dog sledding in Ontario is a rare practice and visitors will not likely have another opportunity to participate in this activity. Commercial outfitters are available at the park offering both day trips and overnight winter camping trips of varying lengths. Several others are located just outside the park and are thus also listed
This well established outfitter located just north of the town of Huntsville offers ½ day and longer excursions from $185/ Interactive trips where you will harness, hook-up, learn how to command and mush a team of huskies. Contact at: Call of the Wild
Day rates start at just $199 for 7 – 8 hours. They also offer a return transportation service from Toronto for groups of 4 or more and operate their dog sledding services in the northwest corner of the park from the middle of December until the beginning of April. Contact at: Wilderness Adventures
Also operating out of the northwest corner of Algonquin Park from December to March. Day rates start from $185 where you learn how to hook up harness a team prior to a 4 hour mush through the park. Contact at: Voyageur Quest
Ride the Wilderness
A small company located just outside the park in the village of Mayooth they offer a two hour dog sledding experience where you get to mush your own team of dogs for only $125. Other options are available. Contact at: Run the Wilderness
Adventure Seeker Tours
This outfitter located in the town of Huntsville operates from December until April and offers ½ day trips at $150. Contact at: Adventure Seeker Tours
Just outside the town of Whitney this 5 star resort on the shores of Galeairy Lake offers short dog sledding trips from $98 right inside Algonquin Park. Contact at: Couples Resort
This small family operated company is located just southwest of Algonquin Park and offers 2 hour and full day trips from $95 and also offers moonlight and limo/helicopter pick up from Toronto tours. Contact at: Winterdance
Snow Forest Adventures
This small outfitter offers services from inside Algonquin Park and at Temagami from $125. Trips range in length from ½ day to full week long expeditions out of Temagami. Contact at: Snow Forest Adventures
Haliburton Forest Dog Sledding
The Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve is located on the southern edges of Algonquin Park. Trips start from $115 or $200 per couple for an introductory tour. Contact at: Haliburton Forest Dog Sledding
This luxurious Muskoka resort located in the town of Huntsville offers Algonquin dog sledding trips starting from $150/hour. Contact at: Deerhurst Resort
Located just outside South River this outfitter offers full day and week-long excursions from $210. Contact at: Chocpaw
2 day and longer trips operating out of the town of South River from $410. Contact at: Black Feather
Northern Edge Algonquin
This retreat and resort offers group all-inclusive packages starting from $3499. Contact at: Northern Edge Algonquin
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