Dogsledding in Ontario is fun,
good exercise and our tours
are a PRIVATE expedition for
you and your avid dogsledders!
Max five teams per run, so you
You have the undivided attention
of your dogsledding guide. No lineups,
no pressure from large groups! Come
for some fun in the fluffy stuff near
Algonquin Park, Ontario this winter!
All ages & experience levels are
welcome on our dogsledding tours,
and you will see a small private yard
which means excellent dog care!
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DOGSLEDDING RATES AND
DOGSLED TOUR PACKAGES
* Our Dogsledding Tours service Barry's Bay,
Lk St. Peter, Coe Hill, Apsley, Combermere
Ottawa Valley, Sudbury, and Greater Toronto
Dogsledding is 3 hrs from most major cities!
*LAST UPDATE - NOVEMBER 1, 2018*
WE HAVE HAD OUR FIRST SNOW!
BOOKING CHRISTMAS/FAMILY DAY
Act fast to get the date and time you
want, to enjoy your dogsledding trip!
Are you coming from London, Toronto
or Ottawa, and need to know some of
the basics of booking a dogsledding OR
snowmobiling tour? Our FAQ's will answer
all your pertinent booking questions!
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. You live in
Toronto, Ottawa, or one of the othe big cities.
Like most people, you LONG for the wide open
spaces, the fresth air, and the whisper of the forest.
And getting out to EXERCISE in this wonderful winter
wilderness of ours is well worth the short drive from
the city! Dogsledding is invigorating, fun, and not
only gives you great exercise ~ it will inspire you!
FIVE TEAM MAXIMUM
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 to safely teach the art of dog driving without
pressure from a large group. No passing crazy
snowmobiles or atv's on trail, and DRIVING DOGS
SOLO is so much fun! WAY better than two people
per sled, because if you have a passenger, YOU
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
OR 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 COMPETETIVE dogsled tour price!
Our dogsled tours feature two ways
to enjoy the trails! We offer a quiet
'Families Only' Dogsledding tour,
as well as our very popular
It's a great winter package that
gets you out in the fluffy stuff.
CLICK FOR THE DOGSLEDDING SNOWMOBILING COMBO
Need DRESSING HINTS for your
Ontario Dogsledding/Snowmobiling Tour?
Follow the link, click on the Penguin for
information on dressing right for the tour.
Only the best places within 30 minutes
are included in this, "Places to Stay"
page! Something for everyone, there's
everything from a backpackers hostel
(cheap cheap but clean) to the very
BEST Bed and Breakfast spots, to
regular motels and hotels, to
exclusive and luxurious digs.
PLACES TO STAY FOR A TOUR
'dogsled' 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 - ON A BUDGET?
AWESOME, BECAUSE DOGSLEDDING
IS PRICED RIGHT, & 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
ON SAFE PRIVATE trails! 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, friendly
dogs everyone will enjoy. We have an outstanding
group of alaskans & provide a quality private tour
that will 'make a MUSHER' out of new dogsledders!
Speaking of our dogs - did you know
they were celebrities? Here they are 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 experience with dogsledding and
dogsled racing, Penny and hubby Matt, have
have raced across Ontario & Michigan with dogs.
Penny began in 1994, racing in Ontario & USA
The Ontario Federation of Sled Dog Sports mid
circuit was amazing, races average 20 to 60 miles!
A successful career, with a Gold Medal in the 60
mile division was followed in the year 2000 by
outfitting for the public, by dogteam and horseback.
Matt liked dogsledding when he & Penny married in
1999 - now he loves to race! Matt is a bit busy now,
but he finished 3rd in the Bancroft Race last time.
Penny has aged (& spread) since winning her medal
but those experiences shape our dogsledding tours
to this day! Chances are, you are driving a relative
from one of the amazing mid distance race teams!
WHAT TO EXPECT FOR
YOUR DOGSLEDDING TOUR?
When you arrive at the business,
you park and check in at the house 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 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 feel free to contact us!
WHAT TIME OF DAY?!
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 slower than a
morning run, so embraces dogsledding without
having to deal with overly energetic dogs. Our
Combo Tours generally run with twice in the day,
an AM Dogsledding/PM Snowmobiling scenario.
scenario. All our dogsled trails are on property, and
groomed and maintained by us, for max benefit.
*Want to spread a Combo for 2 days? No problem!*
WILL I GET COLD?
WILL I BE ABLE TO DO IT?
We pride ourselves on providing a dogsledding
tour 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 warm, and
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! Great for the dogs, and
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!
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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For that special MEMORY ...
WORKS GREAT FOR BIRTHDAYS TOO!
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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 winter wilderness 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!
Try your next Ontario Dogsledding Vacation at
Highland Wilderness Tours
Matt & Penny Nicol
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