Dog Sledding in Banff

Hike! On By! Tour the Alpine Winter Wilderness of Western Canada by Dog Sled

“…men, groping in the Arctic darkness, had found a yellow metal, and because steamship and transportation companies were booming the find, thousands of men were rushing into the Northland. These men wanted dogs, and the dogs they wanted were heavy dogs, with strong muscles by which to toil, and furry coats to protect them from the frost.”
— Jack London, Call of the Wild

Dog sledding in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies.Dog sleds and dog sledding is an important, even a critical aspect of Western Canada’s history, development and culture. While there perhaps is no need of dogs and dog sleds in this day and age, they nevertheless remain part of our traditions in the Canadian Rockies.

Dog sledding is also perhaps the most unique way to experience winter in Banff National Park. It’s certainly an excellent way to see the winter alpine landscape up close, and it can even be a great physical workout for the musher as well – it certainly is for the dogs!

Banff TravelDog sled tours are available from November through April, depending on snow conditions. Some tours are designed to allow you to just ride and enjoy; others teach you the basics of mushing, with opportunities to handle a dog-team yourself.

Dogsled tours of varying duration are available your preference and level of interest including 1 to 2 hour daytime trips; half-day trips; full-day excursions; and short evening rides. You can also combine dog sledding with other winter activities in and around Banff, such as snow shoeing, ice canyon hikes, ice fishing, igloo building, or helicopter sightseeing.

Contact the folks at Banff Travel to arrange a dog sled tour, or for any other travel needs in the Canadian Rockies.

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Canadian Rockies Lodges & Inns

Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge
Get great deals on lodging in our newly renovated rooms & cabins surrounded by Jasper scenery.

Johnston Canyon
The Johnston Canyon Resort is the best way to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies in beautiful Alberta.

Mount Robson Inn
A Jasper hotel offering family friendly accommodations in the Canadian Rockies with landscapes that will capture your heart.

Mountaineer Lodge
Comfortable lodge located in Lake Louise, nestled in a pine forest with tremendous views of Mount Temple and its summit glacier.


Canadian Rockies Activities

Banff Backpacking & Mountaineering
We are the premier provider of trekking, mountaineering, and rock climbing in the Canadian Rockies.

Banff ATV Tours & Zipling
Experience the beauty of the Canadian Rockies on an ATV Tour. Or have fun Ziplining in Banff, Alberta!

Winter Icewalk Tours
in Jasper, Alberta

Join us on the three-hour Maligne Canyon Icewalk, where you will discover frozen waterfalls & elaborate ice caves!

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