You’re flying over a soft blanket of sparkling snow, snow-covered trees towering overhead while your breath puffs in front of your face in tiny clouds of white. The hushed stillness of the wintry forest is broken only by the excited breathing of your crew as they lunge forever forward, eager to run and run and run.
No, you’re not taking part in a winter Olympics team event, you’re on a dogsledding excursion through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Ontario.
Considered a quintessential Canadian experience, dogsledding is an outdoor adventure that will have you fall in love with dogs, the wilderness, and winter (in that order). This high adventure experience will leave you with memories of tail wagging excitement, warm breath against cool air, and the feel of crisp snow mixed with soft fur.
In Ontario’s Highlands, we’re always looking for an excuse to celebrate the outdoors all year long. Here, you’ll find more than one dogsledding operator ready to provide an exceptional dogsledding experience. And when you book an excursion with the experts, you’ll get the scoop on all the important tips and must-dos from the knowledgeable guides who know each dog and the trails you’re about to explore like the back of their hand.
Join the pack and discover the friendly nature, competitive spirit, and amazing teamwork of Siberian Huskies on a dogsledding tour in Ontario’s Highlands.
It’s a fact that Siberian Huskies love to run, so why not let them take you along for the ride? Let your huskies’ excitement for the season and drive to explore inspire you to embrace winter in all its glory at Winterdance Dogsledding. Take a moment to listen to nothing but your sled runners gliding beneath and your team trotting happily ahead of you.
Take in the beauty of the sparkling snow as you work with your team to set the pace and explore the winter wonderland that exists on 2,200 acres of private wilderness between Haliburton Lake and Algonquin Park. It’s #MyHaliburtonHighlands at its best.
With both kennel tours and dogsled tours offered, you can get up close and personal with more than your own team of dogs and have your picture taken with your new best friends, or go all out and take in the beauty of the land from above with heli-dogsledding. Truly unique, this Canadian Signature Experience is a chance to skip the traffic with a helicopter as your mode of transportation to and from Toronto. Let the beauty of the rugged wilderness take your breath away with panoramic views from above before exploring the grounds yourself.
What do you get when you combine 100 sled dogs, 100,000 acres of forest and 300-kilometres of snowy trails? An epic dogsledding adventure through some of the most beautiful forests in Ontario, in beautiful Haliburton Highlands.
Tucked amongst the vast forests and multitude of lakes west of Algonquin Park, Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve offers an unparalleled outdoor experience through stunning wintry vistas. Here, expert mushers provide you with all the training you need to enjoy your own dogsledding experience. With intro, half-day, or full-day tours through stunning wintry vistas, this experience is one for the bucket list.
After your training you’ll step confidently onto the back of your sled, grip the handle, and place your foot on the brake. Feel the excitement from the team of dogs ahead, filling your chest with an excited buzz as well. Ease up on the brake and feel your sled start to glide forward into the snowy landscape that lies ahead.
No matter where you choose to be part of the pack, you’ll fall in love with the furry creatures that power your sled. And at the end of the day when you’re blissfully tired and ready to cozy up with a hot drink, you’ll want to stop by the kennel and meet the team of Huskies and feel their soft, silky fur, warm noses, and vibrating energy.