Dogsledding Trips & Dogsledding Tours Ontario - Dogsledding March Break Camp - visit Algonquin Park! Ontario Dogsledding at it's finest!
Ontario Dogsledding Tours near Algonquin Park!
On our Dogsledding Tours, you drive your own dogteam!
* Our Dogsledding Tours also service Barry's Bay, Lake St. Peter, Whitney, Coe Hill, Apsley, Combermere.
Dogsledding in Ontario is fun, it's thrilling, is good exercise,
and NOTHING beats the PRIVATE setting of our Dogsledding
Tours near the border of Algonquin Park, Ontario! You'll
drive a dogteam solo, on our private groomed trails, and with
a max of 5 dog teams per dogsledding tour, IT'S PRIVATE.
You have the undivided attention of your dogsledding guide.
No long lineups, no pressure from large groups - come have
some fun in the fluffy stuff near Algonquin Park, this winter!
All ages & experience levels are welcome on our dogsledding
tours, and you will see, a small private yard means great dog care!
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THANK YOU TO ALL OUR WONDERFUL CUSTOMERS OF 2018!
HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR!
CHECK OUT A VIDEO FOR OUR MARCH BREAK DOGSLEDDING CAMP !
A GREAT WAY TO GET OUT AND EXERCISE!
Dogsledding in Ontario's Algonquin Park area is
second to none with scenery to die for. Working
together with man's best friend to experience a
fabulous season often overlooked. Dogsledding
in Ontario is an invigorating way to get out and
enjoy our long Ontario Winters - and best of all,
it's really good excercise, and FUN for the whole
family! It's amazing how time is suspended while
you are out on the trail. As the woods slip past,
all you hear is the panting of dogs, the crunch
of snow under the pounding of padded feet, and
the muffled sounds of the forest, slumbering
under a winter mantle as you scoot past. Most
people are capable of driving a dogteam, we'll
show you how, introduce you to your dogs, and
you can drive your OWN dogteam on a private run!
With plenty of experience in the sport, you're in good
hands. Best of all, you'll learn how to handle your
own dogsled team. No passenger to carry, just you,
your guide & friends, and your own dogs! Dogsledding
isn't just standing on the runners - it's interactive
and gives you tons of exercise ~ it will inspire you!
FIVE TEAM MAXIMUM - PRIVATE SYSTEM - DRIVE YOUR OWN TEAM!!
Our dogsledding price includes every person having their very own team!
Everyone will pilot an enthusiastic team of dogs, on a "closed loop" PRIVATE
and SCENIC wilderness trail system, set up to safely teach the art of dog
driving without pressure from a large group. No passing snowmobiles or atv's
to worry about, and DRIVING SOLO is so much fun! WAY better than two people
per sled, because if you have a passenger, you have to lug their weight around
every corner, push up hills, and struggle to steer. Because of solo drivers, we
don't have to do boring lakes and straight trails, because solo driving allows
independence & control, so we can take turns, and bends, and hills. Our
'no passenger' setup gives a 'real' dogsledding experience, at a GREAT price!
Our dogsled tours feature two ways to enjoy the trails!
We offer a 'Families Only' Dogsledding only tour, as well as
our very popular Dogsledding and Snowmobiling Combo.
It's a great winter package that gets you out in the fluffy stuff.
CLICK FOR THE DOGSLEDDING SNOWMOBILING COMBO
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Follow the link - click on the Penguin for more information on dressing right for the tour.
PLACES TO STAY WHEN COMING FOR A TOUR
Only the best places within thirty minutes are included in this, our
"Places to Stay" page! Something for everyone, there's everything from
a backpackers hostel (cheap cheap but clean) to the BEST Bed and Breakfast
spots, to regular motels and hotels, to exclusive and luxurious digs.
AN INTERNATIONAL CLIENT BASE!
Our business is not a huge enterprise
with lineups of people waiting to try
the dogsledding, adding the unwanted
pressure of a large audience. We schedule
all our tours individually, so that just you
and your group will have the privacy
to learn at a pace that suits your skill level.
There's something for everyone here
at our business, and because of this
attention to detail, we have attracted
aspiring dogsledding enthusiasts from
around the globe! We try our very best
to keep everyone dogsledding in their
comfort zone, & having the best time!
And our small yard means the very
best in sled dog care - so important!
HAVE A FAMILY AND ON A BUDGET?
THAT'S OK, BECAUSE DOGSLEDDING IS FUN FOR KIDS!
Dogsledding comes naturally to the young.
There's something for all ages and dogsledding
is something they'll remember for a long time!
Kids under 9 & under can ride in the guide's basket,
while those ten and up can give dogsledding a try in
a safe, private setting! We've been at this a while
and have a system that works very well to get the
small frys driving circles around everyone! Parents
follow on their own teams, and are always amazed
at how keen children are at the interactive nature
of dogsledding and driving a dog team. Kids rock!
We've chosen our dogs to be good candidates
for this type of program, very huggable and friendly for
adults & children to handle and enjoy. We have an outstanding
group of alaskans & provide a quality private experience
that will 'make a MUSHER' out of aspiring dogsledders!
Speaking of our dogs - did you know they were celebrities?
Here they are starring in the 2010 Tim Horton's Commercial!
So funny - they couldn't understand why we weren't running, lol.
JOIN OUR MEDAL WINNING RACERS FOR SOME DOGSLEDDING!
Having a vast amount of experience with dogsledding and
more notably, dogsled racing - Penny Nicol and husband Matt,
have raced across Ontario and Michigan with their dog teams.
Penny began in 1994 and began racing in Ontario & Michigan,
on the Ontario Federation of Sled Dog Sports mid-distance
race circuit. Mid-Distance races average twenty to sixty miles!
A successful racing career, with the OFSS Gold Medal in the 60 miles
division back in 1997 - was followed in the year 2000 by fun
outfitting for the public, by dogteam and on horseback. Matt
took up dogsledding when he and Penny married in 1999 - and he's
suddenly been bitten by the 'racing bug'! Matt now excels at racing
and in his last racing year, finishing third in the Bancroft Race.
Penny has aged (and spread) since winning her gold medal back in '97
but those experiences shape our dogsledding tours to this day! These
days, we just devote our time to helping others enjoy this awesome sport!
WHAT TO EXPECT FOR YOUR DOGSLEDDING TOUR?
When you arrive at the business, you park and check in
at the farmhouse to get paperwork and all the last minute
details. We have a wood heat cabin by the onsite dogyard
that is a great spot to get ready for your dogsledding tour.
Your guide and helpers will take you to the dogyard, explain
everything you need to know to harness & drive a dogteam,
and then assist you to get the process underway. As you
get going, you'll warm up, & enjoy the thrill of harnessing
and driving a team of three or four amazing sled dogs!
Helpers help to get the dogteams out of the dogyard, and
then you follow your guide on our amazing trail system
of groomed dogsled trails that twist and turn through the
most quiet and pristine forest you can imagine! With lots
of time for pictures & short breaks to enjoy your dogteam,
it's a day you will cherish forever! You can't even imagine
how thrilling, euphoric, and physical dogsledding can be.
We've been at this a while, & have sculpted this tour to fit
all activity levels. Have a special request? Please contact us!
WHAT TIME OF DAY FOR US?!
Our Family Dogsled Tours run in the afternoons,
which gives the kids a chance to run during the
warmest part of the day. It's also a bit slower than the
morning run, so helps them embrace the sport without
having to deal with overly energetic dogs. Our Combo Tours
generally run with an AM Dogsledding/PM Snowmobiling
scenario. All our dogsled trails are on property, and are
groomed and maintained by us, for maximum benefit.
*Those wishing to spread the Combo over 2 days, is fine*
WILL I GET COLD? WILL I BE ABLE TO DO IT?
We pride ourselves on providing a dogsledding
program that TEACHES the ART of being a good
musher - really important for our beloved dogs!
Our groomed forest trails have plenty of curves
and thrills and 'interesting' corners to keep you
busy and warm! Most folks can do it, with help!
Working with your team, you'll stay active & warm,
and have a much better understanding of what it
takes to be a musher. You will have a brand new
respect for the really amazing Alaskan Sled dog!
Dogsledding here means in depth, one on one
instruction ~ you and your group will be treated
to an exhilarating dogsledding trip without a lineup
of people behind you, waiting to try it! Best of all,
you stay outdoors for a comfortable amount of time.
Our flexible trail system means you won't be out
on a trip too long for you to enjoy, too far from your
car, and too far from comfort! It's great for the dogs,
& great for the customers! Winter fun, without the frigid!
WILL THE DOGS ENJOY THE RUN TOO?
Of course! These are our pals! We love our
dogs very much, and they are chosen because
they love what they do and are amazing sled dogs.
You'll be amazed at just HOW strong they are!
We are very empathetic to their needs, and that
is why we take alot of time to involve and train
our latest dogsledding fans. We need to make
sure that our dogs will be well handled! And,
to be a good musher, you have to learn how
to drive properly. Good sled dogs deserve
a good driver who isn't going to make their
days' job too difficult! So don't worry - you'll
have plenty of instruction time, and we'll also
match you up with a sled and a dogteam that
will suit you to the best of our ability. That
way you AND the dogs will enjoy your trip!
Our dogs are super loveable guys - and enjoy
being out with people. And hey, if you bring a
dog biscuit or two, I'm sure they won't complain!
Pictured is Polka Dot - resident face washer!
(she's a bit older now, so is more of a mascot, lol)
MARCH BREAK CAMP - GREAT FOR GIRLS!
Got an aspiring dogsledder/animal lover in your family?
Click through to learn about this dogsledding camp! It's
one of our completely original children's riding camps that
we offer right here in Central Ontario. Kids LOVE dogs,
and horses! A week of horseback riding and dogsledding
and lots of excitement (and no moaning about boredom!)
Girls enjoying winter at it's best. Always a popular camp
and the ONLY one that offers both horseback riding and
dogsledding for a fantastic March Break Camp experience!
Each day, our aspiring dogsledding enthusiasts take to
the trails, for a half day of dogsledding. Then they break
for lunch, and enjoy a half day of horseback riding in our
cozy indoor arena. Beginners are welcome, & this camp
suits all ages from ten and up. We get a good mixture of
girls and it's such a unique and fun experience, that they
come back year after year. Who wouldn't love dogsledding
and horseback riding rolled into one great Children's Camp?
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Perhaps you'd like to read a great page I personally wrote, about
THE HISTORY OF THE ALASKAN HUSKY
This is our outfitting breed of choice! But you won't see them at a dog show! Having raced this breed
for years, I can honestly tell you this incredible and unique breed of dog has a few surprises! And while
it is not recognized by any kennel club, it is the fastest sled dog in the world! You might be surprised
when you read their incredible history, and how they came to be the undisputed king of the dogsled trails!
BECAUSE ALASKAN HUSKIES REALLY ARE THE MOST AMAZING....
You saw a clip above! Here's the whole Roll Up commercial featuring our teams!!
Click on the image to see what makes
our dogsledding tours SPECIAL!
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Matt & Penny Nicol
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