Here's a truly Canadian experience—Snowy Owl offers sled dog tours led by competent guides and, of course, teams of ... More
Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours
Here's a truly Canadian experience—Snowy Owl offers sled dog tours led by competent guides and, of course, teams of hardy Husky Dogs on rides in the Rocky Mountains. There are a variety of tours available, ranging from 2-hour excursions to 2-day expeditions. For extra adventure, combine your sled tour with ice fishing or igloo building fun. And for the ultimate boast to your friends back home, learn to drive the sled yourself under the tutelage of your experienced guide. Tours range in price from CAD127 to CAD1185.
we went with snowy owl for our wedding and had a fantastic time!! All of the office staff were friendly and very easy to work with, and worked hard to make our day exactly what we wanted. The guides were great with the dogs, and helped us make the experience our own. They were great teachers and you really bond with your team by the end of the day. The dogs are so well cared for and the guides are intimately aware of every dogs personality and relationship. This is what really makes this company great! We recommend it wholeheartedly!!
Recently while visiting in Canmore, Alberta I was fortunate enough to enjoy one of the most AmaZinG experiences ever with Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours. Right from beginning to end I was treated like Royalty by every Snowy Owl team member. Their expertise, training, & encouragement, during my all day tour with them was the BesT! Not only do they give their dogs Top of the Line care, but they LOVE each & every single animal & treat them like Family! The staff are very knowledgeable & extremely attentive to both their clients & their huskies. The Kennel was amazingly organized & clean, & all equipment is well maintained. So ... I HIGHLY recommend touring with Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tour Company !!! It's definitely a FIVE Star Experience !!!
My husband and I loved everything!! This is our third time to visit Snowy Owl. Each time we visit is wonderful, the staff, the dogs. We cannot go up to Alberta without visiting Snowy Owl. We especially loved our walk with Shaman, the wolf hybrid, who Connie says adopted us into his pack. Connie was great!! Thank you for a great wolf walk. Then we rode the ATV with a team of dogs pulling!! This was absolutely awesome. Definitely recommend in the warmer weather. Everyone very friendly, professional, they took their time and really made us feel welcome. We found absolutely no fault whatsoever with anyone or anything. Very positive and fun experience.
We were in Canada for our Honeymoon and this was definitely the highlight of our vacation! This was a wonderful and exciting experience...the staff was super helpful and nice and the dogs were simply great! I would definitely repeat this experience again! Next time, I would do a longer tour though since I think that 1 hour wasn't enough haha...The whole thing takes about 2 hours including transportation to the site (wonderful place by the way) up in the mountains of Canmore and also including the 30 minute instructions talk...and then comes the fun! We had a sleigh for my husband and I alone which was amazing and we took turns driving the dogs...Definitely DO this! MUSH! MUSH!!
we came for our first time during the summer. We booked to fill in a couple of hours of our time,before travelling back to Sylvan Lake. This was an amazing experiance and was enjoyed by us all.
Our most enjoyable part of the tour was being able to pet the wolf hybrid and see the newly born huskies. I really liked the tour guide who knew each and every dog,by name etc etc.
This was an educational and enjoyable outing and we cannot wait to go again soon.
Say "HELLO" to your lovely wiemaraner too !
This would be our (Myself, my husband and our 6 years old son) second time dog sledding in the Canmore area. This was our first time going with Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours. We were amazed that we would be able to drive our own team. The 30 minute instruction on how to drive our dog team was well done and explained to perfection. Driving our team was the most amazing experience and our 6 year old son even had a chance to drive on the return part with my husband.
We were the most pleased with the shape and behaviour of their dogs. They are just beautiful, well behaved and all the guides know each dog, who their brothers and sisters are. It was great to see such happy and cared for dogs! We hope to return next year!!
Prompt minibus pick-up from my hotel, transported to main office where those with unsuitable footwear had opportunity to kit out. Driven to Spray Lake where other staff awaited, dogs all hitched and ready to go. We were encouraged to interact with the dogs and given clear instructions how to operate the sleds. In places it was necessary to get off the sled and run/push to make it easier for the dogs to pull up the small inclines. However you get a choice at the beginning if you want to stay seated in the sled and let a guide do the driving. If you're not up to a little bit of a run then stay in the sled. I really enjoyed my time here and found the staff were professional in their manner. I went on the 'Powder Hound Express' tour. If I revisit Alberta this would definitely be on my list of things to do, I would chose a longer tour next time.
The information that was provided during orientation was in conflict with what I was forced to do while sleding.
Several of the staff members (including one of the owners) was hostile during the sleding, as they thought that I was not sufficiently helpful to the dogs while climbing the small hills. Also, they were overly preoccupied with timing, despite our completing the 2 hr tour in 1 hr and 50 mins.
Go with an alternative company to avoid the hostility.