The Almaquin Highlands and Northwest corner of Algonquin Park are home to some of the most celebrated dogsled trails in Canada. The region features a wide variety of terrain including logging roads, narrow boreal forest footpaths, and wide-open lakes. Each sled has two mushers and a team of six Alaskan huskies. Accommodation takes place in heated wall tents, which are set up prior to our expedition arriving. The heated wall tents are very warm and provide comfort as well as a taste of tradition with respect to winter living.
NIGHT BEFORE Arrive at the Algonquin Motel.
DAY ONE After breakfast at the motel transfer for the dogsled office. Arrive at 8:30am for an orientation session that covers harnessing a team, dogcare, trip itinerary, and sledding safety - then break for the trail. Enjoy your team and the scenic sled as we mush through we break for the trail. Enjoy your team and the scenic sled as we mush through the Ontario Northland and vast areas of unspoiled wilderness. After three to four hours of mushing, a canvas wall tent heated by a wood stove welcomes you.
DAY TWO We rise and have breakfast in our cosy wall tent. The morning brings us an excellent variety of terrain including exciting narrow trails and several lakes. The day concludes with a hearty meal and a chance to enjoy the stars in front of the campfire.
DAY THREE The Dead Horse Trail involves advanced terrain, which serves as the final opportunity to experience the harmony of your dog team before arriving back at base.
January 1 to March 20, 2014
Cost is $684 per person and includes: three nights accommodation (one night motel, two nights wall tent), three days mushing, all meals and the services of a guide/musher.
Cost does not include: HST (13%), transportation to Algonquin, personal clothing, and sleeping bag.