Dog Sledding Day Trips
The Fabulous Fun Run
$150 per person
This is a an exiting tour on our multi-track trail system that includes traveling through a variety of scenic landscapes. It is a suitable tour for almost anyone in reasonably good health between the age of 10 and 70! The actual run is about an hour but you should allow about 2.5 hours of time for the entire session.
The Scenic Delta Tour
$250 per person
Enjoy exploring the Mackenzie Delta by dog team in the traditional traveling style. Compared to the Fun Run this is a longer, quieter and more relaxing tour where you can enjoy some spectacular natural scenery to its fullest. You will be following your guide's team onto the Mackenzie River and down some beautiful creeks, then onto a big lake and return through the Boreal forest. You will see the Mackenzie Delta in its pristine glory. If you have already experienced the Fabulous Fun Run and want to try a different route you will really enjoy this one. Once you hit the trail the tour is about to 1.5 to 2 hours long. We will provide a hot chocolate drink to enjoy along the way with your own snack.
The Tour to Picnic Lake
$325 per person
This half-day tour allows you to experience two tours in one. This combination run combines the Fabulous Fun Run with the Scenic Delta Tour. You will experience a delightful time with our beautiful huskies and enjoy a hot lunch around a campfire along the way. Tour time is about 4 hours.
Overnight Dog Sled Trip to the Arctic Loon Cabin
$595 per person GST extra
Group size: Four people or custom package for two.
Take a tour by dog team to our outpost cabin located about 17 kilometers from Inuvik. This guided tour starts around 1 pm from the Arctic Chalet husky kennels. We travel for about 2 hours on a scenic trail that ends at the Outpost Cabin nestled up in some beautiful hills overlooking a tranquil lake. At this wonderfully secluded retreat you can totally unwind and connect with nature.
The cabin is spacious and comfortable and has a loft that can sleep 4-5 people and it also has two small bedrooms with a bunk bed in each. In addition there is a large bedroom with a double bed. There is a separate room for the guides. Warm bedding is provided and the two wood stoves keep the cabin cozy. The cabin is equipped with a nice kitchen and an indoor toilet "honey bucket" - No outhouse!
When you arrive at the cabin you can enjoy a hot evening meal and if you request it you may be able to relax in our cedar outdoor hot tub where you have a nice view of the lake and surrounding hills. Hopefully during your stay you will see the spectacular Aurora Borealis away from all city lights. After breakfast the next morning your guide will take you snowshoeing through a "winter wonderland". Then it's back to the cabin for lunch and preparing for the return trip with the dogs.
On this tour we can accommodate up to 5 people with one dog team each or customize a package for just two people. For larger groups we can combine dog sledding with snowmobiling. In this case half of the group would snowmobile one way and the other half would go out by dog team and then switch for the return trip. (For the quiet enjoyment of those driving dogs the two groups would not travel together.)
*Please note that the overnight tour price includes snowshoeing at the cabin, 3 meals, overnight lodging with bedding and two half-days of dog sledding.
*The hot tub experience is not guaranteed but may be available to those who want to use it. Please request the hot tub if your are interested.
Sorry! No dog sledding or other tours available on Saturday. It's a God-given rest day for animals and humans ... and we respect that.
Snowmobile Day Trip to see the
Reindeer Herd $500 per person
Come with us on an exciting Arctic adventure to visit the spectacular Canadian Reindeer Herd in their winter grazing area. Each person will be driving a snowmobile on this guided tour from Inuvik in the Mackenzie Delta up to the beautiful Arctic tundra where these animals spend the winter. Enjoy eating a hot lunch around a campfire right next to the herd. This trip takes about 2-4 hours each way depending on trail conditions and driving speed. Arctic trails can be at times somewhat challenging in this wild country and weather patterns can change along the way requiring some flexibility. If you are physically able and have an adventurous spirit this is a tour that you will not want to miss!
What to expect on your Tour
When you arrive you will be given a standard out-door adventure waiver to read and sign stating that you participate in our dog sledding tours at your own risk. Then you will pay by credit card or cash and get outfitted in our warmest gear. You still need to bring your warmest clothing and we will layer you up as needed). You will then be briefed on how to safely drive a dog team. Each person will have 4-6 dogs. On our tour you will experience the thrill of commanding your leaders to CHEE and CHAW down our trail system! No one sits in your sled so driving is much easier. If someone is not able to physically drive, we will supply a driver and that person can sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery. If you have children under 10 years of age they can go for free in your sled or we can drive them. Children over 10 can drive their own little dog team!
Dog sledding commands to Learn:
CHEE = Turn right
CHAW = Turn left
Husky Adventure - Cabin to Cabin Dog Mushing
March 12-19, 2017
March 31-April 7, 2017
$2690 per person plus GST
Sunday March 12
Airport welcome and shuttle to Arctic Chalet
Check into a cabin
Do an introductory dog sled tour to get acquainted with your dogs
Short town of Inuvik tour
Monday March 13
Travel to the Arctic Loon Cabin with the dogs (2.5 hour run). Enjoy some some snowshoeing and possibly relax in the outdoor hot tub. Spend the night in the heart of nature. Comfort without electricity or running water!
Tuesday March 14
Dogsled back to the Chalet.
Enjoy a hot shower & spend the night in your full-service cabin.
Wednesday March 15
Travel up onto the tundra with the dogs to the Jimmy Lake Camp (5 hour run). Overnight in a heated tent.
Thursday March 16
Snowmobile to the reindeer herd (dogs stay at camp and rest).
Enjoy lunch around a campfire next to the herd. Return to the camp and spend some time playing with the dogs before chores.
Overnight again in the tents.
Friday March 17
Travel with the dogs back to the Chalet. Enjoy a good shower!
Stay in a full-service cabin at the Arctic Chalet.
Saturday March 18
Today we will give you a vehicle to drive the famous ice road to Tuktoyaktuk and back.
Sunday March 19
This package includes the following:
Optional:You can bring a sleeping bag or bag liner to put inside one of our larger, warmer bags.
Clients must be reasonably physically fit, active and without serious health issues.
We encourage you to get travel insurance in case there are delays in your tour schedule due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
The single supplement is $525 per person.
You may add on extra nights of accommodations if you like.
A booking fee of $840 will be charged to your credit card at the time of booking (non-refundable). The balance will be charged to your credit card 30 days ahead (non-refundable) on February 12.
NOTE: March 31-April7, 2017 Similar itinerary
with a few changes.
JUDI'S POPULAR PHOTO PACKAGE is available as an add-on to any of the following tours. For safety reasons our guest mushers are not allowed to take pictures during the run unless they have a Go-pro attached to the body. There is one place that we stop along the way and guests can take their own pictures. Judi will get some great shots of each person in action. The charge is $20 per person photographed and after the tour the best pictures of the run will be put onto one CD for the group to share. Persons opting not to get photos will not appear in any pictures. The first CD is free. There is a $10 charge for burning the photos onto each additional CD. If you would like your photos put on a USB or card please bring one with you.
Husky Day Trip to the Cabin
$425 per person
The best dog sledding tour we offer! Drive a team of huskies through some beautiful countryside to our secluded outpost cabin in the hills above a tranquil lake. At the cabin you can relax by the wood stove and enjoy a hot lunch. On the return trip each person will drive a snowmobile back to the Arctic Chalet. The trip by dog team is about 2 hours and the return by snowmobile is about 1 hour. Time at the cabin is about 2 hours. Total tour time 5 hours
Dog Sledding and
We provide the dog sledding gear at no extra cost but please bring your own warm clothing so we can layer you up. Our parkas are the SKOOKUM BRAND anoraks, beautifully designed and made in the north. We will also put you into a pair of our fabulous STEGER MUKLUKS and some really warm beaver mitts and snow pants. Our parkas fit nicely over a down jacket. If you are dog sledding here for a week or so you might want to order your own mukluks from mukluks.com and take them home after your adventures in the north.
If you want to wear your own snow boots they must be rated to at least -80C or -100C. It is just an insulation rating, not a temperature rating. The -35C boots are not warm enough for -35C temperatures. We recommend hand and toe warmers such as HOT SHOTS or GRABBERS which you can purchase in sport stores and other places. We also have them here for sale for $5 a pair.
Steger Mukluks & Skookum Parkas are shown below.
We accept Cash, Debit, Visa, Master Card, Discover & Amex. Our prices are based on groups of 2-5 people. Singles pay $25 extra. GST tax (5%) will be added to all prices.
Photo byTerry Parker
Snowmobile Tour to the Cabin
$250 per person
Drive a snowmobile to the cabin and back for about 1 hour travel time each way. By the fireside you can enjoy a light lunch and some hot chocolate too! Tour time 3.5 hours