Early humans seeking swift transportation taught dogs to pull sleds, which proved more effective than teaching them how to invent the airplane. Enjoy a time-honoured transport with today's Groupon.
C$79 for a summer dog-sledding adventure for two (a C$160 value).
Customers spend half a day with an experienced guide and a team of sled dogs, traversing locals trails in a special trolley designed for dirt paths and pulled by the champion dogs. After the trip, customers enjoy drinks and hot dogs cooked over a campfire.
Operating on the trails will host the 2015 Dryland Dog-Racing World Championships, Timberland Tours employs experienced guides and 40 canines to propel adventure-seekers on year-round excursions of Pontiac County. Guides operate from headquarters in a rustic wooden cabin, which hosts customers inside or outside on the open porch. An adjacent barbecue and bonfire pits often blaze with friendly flames, and trophy and photo displays inside the cabin chronicle sledding victories and awards for particularly memorable ghost stories. In winter months, two-person sleds carry riders down wooded trails, and in warm weather, lightweight wagons send visitors soaring along on dog-carting trips. Timberland Tours fuels its sleds using highly trained teams of Alaskan pointer, husky, and greyhound mixes.