What sets us apart are our friendly dogs, which means that guests can interact closely with them. Also each person can drive their own little team of huskies on our unique trail system. Those who are frail or physically unable to drive themselves can sit in the sled and do our "Fabulous Fun Run" tour with one of our drivers.
The trails have been purposely designed to be scenic and to include hills, forests, open areas, the river and picturesque little creeks making this the best dog sledding tour you may ever do!
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Prices are based on 2 or more people touring together. Please add $25 if you are booking alone.
Welcome to our 2023 winter season! The season starts in November when the good Lord provides us with enough snow to safely drive a sled. Until then the huskies are hitched up in front of snowmobiles for training or touring. To get information and to book a tour email us or call us. We will need the names, height, weight, age and activity level of each participant. We also need your telephone number at the time of booking and a credit card guarantee. Cancellation policy is 24 hours. Your card will be charged for a no show, even if it is just one person in the group not showing up for the tour. Sorry, but it is a lot of work to adjust the teams at the last minute and will cause a delay getting started.
When you arrive for your tour you will be given a standard out-door adventure waiver to read and sign stating that you participate in our dog sledding tours at your own risk. Please familiarize yourself by reading the information on this page and read the waiver ahead of time. Also let us know if you have any medical problems or physical restrictions. You will pay for the tour by Master Card or Visa, debit or cash. Please come dressed warmly and we will provide additional high quality outdoor clothing as needed. We will brief you and then you will be all set to go! Preparation takes about 45 minutes to one hour.
Watch this video to get an impression of how to dog sled and handle your team!
For safety reasons, our guest mushers are not allowed to take pictures during the run, unless they have a Go-Pro attached to their body. There is one scenic stop along the way where guests are welcome take their own pictures. If you ask a staff member to take photos of yourself at the stop please give that person a tip after the tour.
Photo Package : $25 per person Available starting in March providing it is not colder that -20°C. Please request the photo package when you're booking the tour. We will get some great shots of you in action during the whole tour. The pictures or videos will be shared with you. If you have an iPhone we can easily drop photos to your phone or we can email you 5 or 6 of the best photos. If you ask a staff member to help you get some photos, please give them a tip after the run.
Check out our 5 day Dog sledding Package tour. Please contact us for other options. We can customize a package for you that could include more or less days and include other activities as well.
Tour time: 40mn - 1 hour preparation + 1 hour tour
$160 per person
This is a an exciting tour on our multi-track trail system that includes traveling through a variety of scenic landscapes. You will drive over lakes, through the forest on a 2 trail-system and there will be hills to go up and down.
It is a suitable tour for almost anyone between the age of 10 and 70! If you have young children we can customize this tour for you.
Tour time: 45mn - 1 hour preparation + 1H30-2 hours tour $250 per person
Enjoy exploring the Mackenzie Delta by dog team. Compared to the Fun Run this is a longer, quieter and more relaxing tour where you can enjoy some spectacular natural scenery to its fullest. You will be following your guide's team on a short part of the Fun Run route and then onto the Mackenzie River and down a beautiful creek, then onto a big lake and return through the Boreal forest. This is the way to see the Mackenzie Delta in its pristine winter glory!
*Option to combine with the Fun Run for an additional $50 pp
Tour time: 40mn - 1 hour preparation + 3 hour tour
$300-$350 per person
This tour takes you across lakes and through scenic forests and creeks. You will experience a delightful time with our beautiful huskies as you travel through the pristine countryside. At Picnic Lake you will enjoy a hot lunch around a campfire and spend an hour or more there while the huskies rest. This is a good way to photograph the dogs up close and enjoy interacting with them.
Tour time: 2 half days with overnight accommodations
$550 per person for three or four people*
$650 per person for a minimum of two people*
This guided dog sledding tour to our outpost cabin located about 17 kilometers from the Arctic Chalet starts around 1 pm from our husky kennels. You will travel for about 2 hours on a scenic trail to the Arctic Loon Cabin. At this wonderfully secluded retreat you can unwind and connect with nature.
The cabin is spacious and comfortable and spacious. There are also two small bedrooms with a bunk bed in each and a large bedroom with a double bed. Warm bedding is provided and the cabin is equipped with a nice kitchen and an indoor toilet "honey bucket" - No outhouse!
At the cabin you can enjoy a hot dinner and relax with some of our great northern books by the wood stoves where you have a nice view of the lake and surrounding hills. If you are lucky, you will see the spectacular Aurora Borealis away from all city lights.
The next morning your guide will take you snowshoeing on a scenic trail in the surrounding hills through this "winter wonderland". After lunch you will prepare for the return trip with the dogs.
On this tour we can easily accommodate 4 people with one dog team each although we can arrange for larger groups as well. For larger groups we can combine dog sledding with snowmobiling or snowshoeing to the cabin on a shorter route. In this case half of the group would snowmobile or snowshoe one way and the other half would go out by dog team and then switch for the return trip. For the quiet enjoyment of those driving dog teams the two groups would not travel together.
Dietary requirements: Let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. Olav & Judi are plant-based vegetarians, non-smokers and non-drinkers. Please do not bring alcoholic beverages to the cabin.
Family Camp is a real hit! Bring your young children with you to the cabin and we will have a trail and small sleds that they can drive themselves around the lake with one or two huskies pulling them. Get some fabulous videos!
*Please note that the overnight tour price includes snowshoeing, 3 meals, overnight lodging and two half-days of dog sledding.
*This tour can also be done by snow mobile.
This package includes other activities besides dog sledding.
Available February, March & early April
$2,275 per person for two people
Sunday: We will meet you at the airport and shuttle you to the Arctic Chalet where you will check into your cabin, followed by a tour of the town of Inuvik which will include a short drive on the Mackenzie river ice road.
Monday: After breakfast in your room we will take you on a fun dog sled tour out into the Mackenzie Delta where we will have a hot lunch around a campfire.
Tuesday: Today you will drive your dog team to the Arctic Loon Cabin. The trip is about 2.5 to 3 hours. Here you will enjoy a good meal and overnight. This cabin is off the grid, but very comfortable with warm bedding and an indoor toilet! Dinner, breakfast and lunch are provided.
Wednesday: In the morning you can accompany Judi for some snowshoeing on a scenic trail or enjoy relaxing in the cabin. After lunch we will prepare for the trip back to the Arctic Chalet with the dog teams or by snowmobile.
Thursday: Today we will offer you one of our vehicles to drive the new highway to Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic Ocean or we can drive you there and give you the full interpretive tour.
Friday: Today you check out and we will take you to the airport to see you off.
- Meals are not included at the Arctic Chalet or on the tour to Tuk, but your cabin will have a kitchen where you can prepare and cook your own food. We will take you to the grocery store whenever you like.
- Judi and Olav are vegetarian and will serve you some delicious vegetarians meals out at the Loon cabin and around the campfire on your half-day dog sled tour.
- Let us know if you have any food allergies.
- We do not include Saturdays in any of our tour packages. Otherwise, our dates are quite flexible and we can modify or customize a package to suit your interests. See other packages.
Available February, March & early April every Winter
$3,345 per person for Two People
GST is extra
Sunday Afternoon: Arrival in Inuvik, shuttle to the Arctic Chalet and check into your comfortable full-service cabin where you will stay for the next 7 nights. As an introduction to your Arctic Experience we will give you a very interesting tour of the unique town of Inuvik.
Monday: Today we will drive you all the way to the Arctic Ocean and give you a tour of the village of Tuktoyaktuk. This is a full day tour with the option to add on a two-hour cultural tour in Tuk which includes a traditional lunch with native elders.
Tuesday: Today we will give you a tour of the husky kennels where you will meet our beautiful friendly white huskies. Then we will take you on a half-day dog sled tour to Picnic Lake where we will all enjoy a hot lunch around a campfire.
Wednesday: Today we will drive the Mackenzie River ice road to the village of Aklavik. It’s a 2-2.5 hour drive each way all on ice!
Thursday: Drive a snowmobile on a guided overnight tour to our secluded outpost cabin a little ways out of town located in some beautiful hills above a lake. The drive out is only about one hour. A full dinner will be served to you there in the evening. Snacks and hot drinks available anytime. Look for the Aurora Borealis away from all artificial lights.
Friday: Enjoy a pancake breakfast/brunch, a snowshoe hike on a scenic trail with some great views before snowmobiling back to the Arctic Chalet.
Saturday: This is a leisure day off to spend around Inuvik or snowshoeing on the property.
Sunday: Check out and fly south.
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