- C$239 for a two-hour Mountain Musher dogsled tour for two, valid Monday through Friday (C$328 value)
After a 20-minute orientation on dogsledding and the equipment involved, tourgoers help harness the dogs and set out on a trail to the Spray Lakes. Riders can get a chance to steer the sleds under the supervision of guides. They serve hot chocolate and cookies after the tour at the trailhead and everyone receives a $5 credit that can be used for other snacks, souvenirs, or meals at the Mad Dogs Cafe and Market at anytime.
Mad Dogs & Englishmen Expeditions
Though climbing into your car and yelling mush! rarely gets you anywhere, that practice certainly pays off during adventures with Mad Dogs & Englishmen Expeditions. This family-operated Canmore Sled Dog Touring Company leads explorers on guided dogsled and skijöring journeys through the Canadian Rockies and Kananaskis Country.
The dogsled tours are especially popular, since they're conducted in small groups and allow you to truly experience what mushing is like. Two-hour "Mountain Musher" tours, for instance, run along the Spray Lakes and trek through ice flows that seem better fit for the arctic tundra. Before heading out on a tour, a brief orientation covers sledding techniques and equipment use. Then, while on the trail, guides hand over the reigns so you can steer the sled under their direction. Upon returning to the trailhead, you can celebrate while enjoying hot chocolate and thanking the dogs by giving them joint ownership of your bank account.