Dogsledding in Haliburton, Ontario’s spectacular winter wilderness, offers a glimpse into a time gone by, when life was slower and people were as one with the natural world around them. Winterdance offers various dogsledding packages with our beautiful Purebred Siberian Huskies to allow people to step back in time. Your dog team will come completely outfitted with all food & beverages provided on 1/2 & full day trips and moonlite tours. Please note it is your responsibility to bring warm clothing. We have included a basic list below to serve as a guideline. All the sleds are 5 foot wooden basket style, with cushions on the bottom and back making for a very comfortable ride and warm, snuggly fleece blankets are provided for extra warmth. Simply choose a dogsledding tour and let us introduce you to an amazing adventure! Our dog sledding trips book up quickly, especially on weekends so advance reservations are highly recommended.
Get a taste of the wonderful sport of dogsledding! We will instruct you in the basics of driving a dog team, and then introduce you to your team of 5 affectionate Siberian Huskies. Tours have 2 people per sled with clients taking turns riding and driving (if they wish). A guide is always in the lead with their dogsled team. After instructions you’re off exploring our picturesque Barnhardt Lake and sugar shack trails. You will be out on the trail with the dogs for approximately 60 minutes with time at the end of the tour for helping care for your team of huskies, some love, cuddling and photos. 2 hour tours start at 10 am or 2:30 pm. Best enjoyed by people in at least average physical shape and on a tight time line or with younger children. Reservations are required.
Weekday Price: $225/person + HST
Weekend Price (non holiday weekends, December 20-24th): $275/person + HST
Holiday Price (December 26-January 2nd & February 19-21st): $299/person + HST
Gratuity not included
If you need to cancel a month or more in advance of your trip date, you will receive a full refund. With shorter notice (less than a month) before your trip, getting a refund is contingent on our being able to rebook your spots. Rescheduling will be offered in the event of operator cancellation due to weather. Should that not be possible a full refund will be given.
It is important to show up before your tours begins, showing up late will result in missing your tour as we can’t expect other guests to wait for ones running late. Guests arriving late and missing their tour or no-shows are charged full price.
In the event of a covid lockdown for winter 2021/22 tours will be rescheduled for after the lock down ends.
Have a group that you’d like to take dogsledding? We enjoy working with various groups, including corporate, school & scout/guide groups, and tour operators. Packages can include dogsledding for various lengths of time, snowshoeing, outdoor cooked lunches, sleigh rides, and various other local activities. We can handle groups of up to 60 people for same day programs.
Call: 705 457-5281
Children (aged 2 – 16) are welcome on our trips but must be accompanied by an adult. As a guideline we recommend children be at least 2 years old for our 2 hour trips, 5 years old for 1/2 days and 7 years old for full days. Our dogs are all very friendly, but an excited dog can easily accidentally knock down a small child. Parents keep a close eye on the little ones! Children must ride in the basket of the sled at all times. It is solely up to the discretion of the guide whether a child is big enough, strong enough or mature enough to try driving a team of dogs. Children’s rates are based on “sled load”, usually children 8 and under can be put together in the basket of a sled in which case the tour for each child is 1/2 price.
If you have a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, proposal, etc.) and want some special extra’s (a rose laying on the sled, birthday cake, fine dining, etc.) please feel free to contact us, we will be happy to help make arrangements for a memorable celebration!
** Don’t forget your camera as there will be opportunities for memorable pictures of you with your team as well as possible wildlife sightings.
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