Dogsledding has long been the way to get to the far away areas in colder climates. Yet many people think of the Iditarod when they hear the word dogsledding. If you are looking for a family vacation that will check an item off a destination bucket list, I have just the thing. Taking the time to go dogsledding in Canada’s wilderness will check off all your boxes. It’s an amazing experience and a chance to make unique memories with your family. Plus, it will allow you to see some of the most remote places in Canada.
You must dress appropriately if you want to go dogsledding in Canada. Warm clothes, waterproof boots, hats, and warm gloves are a must. It is best to dress in layers to keep the cold out. Your innermost layer should be wool or another synthetic material. Polar fleece is excellent for over the synthetic material. If you don’t have that, think clothes that are cozy and warm plus insulated.
Your outer clothes should all be waterproof and windproof. This is for both top and bottom. Failure to wear these outer clothes will have you being wet and cold before you even start your dogsledding adventure.
Before you climb onto the dogsled and venture out, you will learn a few things. First, you will learn how to harness the dogs. Once they all have their harnesses on, you will stage the dogs and learn the commands you will need to drive them.
Once you have completed those things, you will finally be ready to head out on your own dogsledding adventure!
Dogsledding in Whistler, Canada
There are many places to go dogsledding in Whistler, Canada. One of the best tour options though will have you heading into the Callaghan Valley. This open area has many winding trails. That means you will need to stay alert when the open space turns curvy. There are plenty of places to stop and take pictures when you are dogsledding in Whistler, Canada. You may want to make sure you remember the command for stop if you want to take advantage of them all during your journey!
Dogsledding in Yukon, Canada
There are quite a few dogsledding tours available in Yukon, Canada. Not all of them are offered year-round though, so you must plan your vacation in Canada carefully. It is best to spend an entire day when dogsledding in the Yukon. This will ensure you see as much of the area as possible. Of course, the Yukon is where you can spend a whole week with the dogs during a camping trip. If dogsledding in Canada has been a lifelong dream, or is something your kids will love, you may want to go all out with the weeklong adventure!
Dogsledding in Banff, Canada
Dogsledding tours in Banff, Canada can have you exploring areas like the Great Divide Trail in no time at all. You may even want to choose to cross over the frozen Spray Lakes if you plan your family vacation in Canada properly. If a full-day dogsledding adventure in Canada is not your thing, you can always choose a half-hour ride. It will offer a glimpse into what dogsledding is really like and may have you wanting more afterwards.
Dogsledding in Ontario, Canada
Most of the dogsledding tours in Ontario head over to Algonquin Park. The dogsledding trails are just outside the park. There is plenty of room for when you make a mistake with a command. You can even pull over to grab pictures when you see something photo worthy. Each dogsledding tour is almost all two hours long, which is the perfect amount of time for learning the ropes.
Are you ready for a family vacation that will have you dogsledding in Canada’s wilderness? While you might not be totally onboard yet, I guarantee your kids will be! Think of the time they can spend loving the sled dogs and learning all about them. There are usually even sled dog puppies to see, depending on when you decide to take your vacation in Canada.
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