25210 Township Rd 710,
Crooked Creek, AB T0H 0Y0
(former location of Hide-A-Way Kennels)
Any questions about dog sledding in general or the dog sledding experience that we provide? Find your answers below!
Dog Sledding near Grande Prairie
Dog Sledding FAQ
How can I pay for my sled dog tour?
We accept e-transfer, credit and debit cards as well as cash.
What is dog sledding like?
Well, to be honest, it is hard to put into words. Dog sledding is a combination of the excitement in watching any high-level athletes and the peacefulness of a snowy day in the forest. As dog mushers we never get tired of watching our dogs work as hard as they do and the joy they show when they get to run. And we love to share this experience with you! We promise, dog sledding is an adventure. Out on our beautiful trails, you never know what you get to see: dear, elk, moose, wolf, lynx, beaver or maybe a muskrat.
Wether you are 9 months young or 90 years old, we will ensure you have a great and safe experience on our dog sled. Whatever special circumstances, we will do anything we can to get you on a dog sled. Please reach out to us if you have any concerns about your physical abilities or anything else!
Are dog sledding tours suitable for anyone?
How should I dress to go dog sledding?
In order to get the most out of your dogsledding experience, you should be dressed properly. We recommend:
a warm base layer such as long underwear
a mid layer such as long sleeve shirts, hoddies, fleece jackets, ect.
warm pants (no jeans)
insulated winter coveralls, ski pants and jacket, down jacket
warm toque, beanie or hat that covers your ears
sun glasses or ski googles
insulated winter boots
insulated winter gloves or mittens
If necessary, we can provide you with certain of these items to ensure that you will stay warm.
We had many retired and some younger sled dogs who were adopted to be pet dogs. Like Daisy, Jethro and Eden in the picture below who are now living on Vancouver Island. Ask us about adoption during your dog sledding adventure!
Can sled dogs be pets?
Do sled dogs like dog sledding?
Do dogs like to pull you around on a sled? Do they like to run miles and miles and miles? Do they like to wear a harness? The asnwer is yes. Our dogs are bread to run and pull, they were born to be sled dogs. Despite what you might have heard or read, dog sledding is not cruel. Come and see for yourself on our of our dog sled tours! We promise, you will experience the exitement, the thrill and the joy the dogs show when they get to run.
Early dog sledding, also called dog traction was present as early as 1.500 years ago in Alaska. It involved only one or two dogs and not much more than a frozen length of hide as a sled. Humans carried loads this way but did not ride the sled themselves. During the great migration of the Thule eastward from Alaska to eastern Canada, dog traction became more widely used. In these times, it was not easy to feed yourself and your dogs. Therefore, most families did not keep more than three dogs. Early European arrivals observed dog traction in this form. With the increasing fur trade, dog traction developed into dog mushing or dog sledding as we know it today. Because more weight had to be moved further than before, dog teams became bigger and humans started to ride on the sled. Feeding a dog team required a lot of hunting and fishing in the summer. In the early twentieth century, dog sled races started out of friendly competitions and are now one of the main reasons to keep sled dogs.
How did dog sledding originate?
For more info on dog sledding in general, here is another great resource. Check out Sled Dog Central!