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Winterdance Dogsledding

I vibrate with the sounds of excited barking at the first signs of snow. My four-legged family members are a blur of fur as they run around my winter wonderland, working as a team and guiding visitors through the season’s beauty. Where am I?

Join the team and take in the solitude and beauty of the wilderness in Haliburton Highlands from a unique perspective.

…I am Winterdance Dogsled Tours

Discover the friendly nature, competitive spirit, and amazing teamwork of Siberian Huskies during a dogsledding tour with Winterdance. As part of the family, these sled dogs have a special place within the owners’ hearts, each with a unique personality and a whole lot of energy.

Learn the important tips and must-dos for dogsledding from your expert guides, who know each dog and the trails you’re about to explore like the back of their hand. Armed with the knowledge needed to ensure a safe trip for both you and the dogs, step confidently onto the back of your sled, grip the handle, and place your foot on the brake as you feel the excitement from the team of dogs ahead of you start to take over; filling your chest with a new excited buzz as well. Ease up on the brake and feel your sled start to glide forward into the snowy landscape that lies ahead.

Take in the beauty of the sparkling snow around you as you work with your team to set the pace and explore the winter wonderland that exists on 2200 acres of private wilderness between Haliburton Lake and Algonquin Park. Let the huskies’ excitement for the season and drive to explore inspire you to embrace winter in all its glory, and take a moment to listen to nothing but your sled runners gliding beneath and your team trotting happily ahead of you.

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.

A day with these friendly working dogs will have your heart melting – no matter the temperature – as you walk away with memories of tail wagging excitement, warm breath against cool air, and the feel of crisp snow mixed with soft fur.


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