Dog Sledding Tours: No Previous Experience Required

One Hundred Siberian Huskies are Waiting to Show You Haliburton Forest’s 100,000 Acres of Forest and 300 km of Trails

Whether a first-timer or an all-the-timer, guests will enjoy a unique dog sledding experience. Each guest will participate in a brief but intensive and comprehensive training session. After that, guests in partners mush their own team of dogs for intro, half day, or full day tours.

Each tour will conclude (time permitting) with a tour of the kennels where guests can meet and mingle with their team.

Haliburton Forest encourages guests to bring a sense of adventure on this authentic and active dog sledding experience.

Reservations are required so book your Ontario dog sledding experience today.

Dog Sled Tour Rates

If you’ve never been dog sledding before, this is an excellent way for you, a first-time musher, to learn the basics.

You’ll start the tour by getting acquainted with your four-legged team, as your guide teaches you the basics of dog sledding.  After you’re familiar with the basics, you can put your mushing skills to the test with a leisurely ride on the trails.

You can expect:

  • 45 minutes to an hour will be spent on the trails
  • Average distance covered is 10 kilometres
  • Tour Start Times: 10:00 am and 2:00 pm

Rates
Availability Adult Rate
(16 years of age and up)
Child Rate
(4 -15 years of age with adult accompaniment)
Weekday$115.00 per person$75.00 per person
Weekend (Friday-Sunday plus Christmas Holidays,
Family Day Monday and March Break)
$145.00 per person $95.00 per person

Go mushing on our most popular tour.  With stops en-route, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take photos – so bring a camera!

You’ll start the tour by getting acquainted with your four-legged team, as your guide teaches you the basics of dog sledding.  After you’re familiar with the basics, you can put your mushing skills to the test with a leisurely ride on the trails.

You can expect:

  • Most popular tour!
  • 2 to 2.5 hours will be spent on the trails
  • Average distance covered ~ 20km
  • Tour Start Times: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm

Rates
Availability Adult Rate
(16 years of age and up)
Child Rate
(4 -15 years of age with adult accompaniment)
Weekday$145.00 per person$95.00 per person
Weekend (Friday-Sunday plus Christmas Holidays,
Family Day Monday and March Break)
$200.00 per person $115.00 per person

For a serious mushing experience, spend a whole day out with the dogs, on our full day tour – we’ll even provide lunch.

You’ll start the tour by getting acquainted with your four-legged team, as your guide teaches you the basics of dog sledding.  After you’re familiar with the basics, you can put your mushing skills to the test with a leisurely ride on the trails.

The tours can last up to 6 hours and guests will stop at one of the shelter cabins for a trail lunch before continuing down the trail and eventually back to the kennel. (Groups of 2 adults or more. Full day tours do not run on Saturdays).

You can expect:

  • An introduction to the basics of dog-sledding and the dogs
  • Lunch!
  • Up to 6 hours will be spent on the trails
  • Average distance covered is 40-50km
  • Tour Start Times: 9:30 am

Rates
Availability Adult Rate
(16 years of age and up)
Child Rate
(4 -15 years of age with adult accompaniment)
Weekday$325.00 per personN/A
Weekend (Friday-Sunday plus Christmas Holidays,
Family Day Monday and March Break)
$360.00 per person N/A

What to Bring, Accessibility, FAQs

A non-refundable deposit of 50% total cost is required upon reservation.

All rates subject to HST.

All guests must stand on the sleds, excluding children under 54 inches/137 centimetres tall.

 

Guests are reminded to dress warmly. Layers are strongly recommended for winter activities as well as winter boots. Guests are asked to arrive 20 to 30 minutes prior to tour departure.

Dog sled tours are physically demanding as guests stand on the back of a dog sled on runners and occasionally walk/jog through snow and up hills. Upon special request, we have been able to host various groups of varying abilities. In this case an Intro Tour would be suggested and additional Haliburton Forest staff would be required.