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Beck's Kennels Day Tours

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Enjoyable traditional dog sled ride.

A "must do" activity when in Yellowknife. We enjoyed the 20-minute ride around one of the smaller... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
JohnvanHoudt
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Did snowmobiling here, the snowmobiling experience itself was fine but it felt like we were lucky... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
Natalie G
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Vancouver, Canada
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124 Curry Drive, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

A "must do" activity when in Yellowknife. We enjoyed the 20-minute ride around one of the smaller lakes. Choose the Traditional ride with 5 of us in the sled. I was in the back, being the biggest person. The musher was friendly and answered all...More

1  Thank JohnvanHoudt
Reviewed 12 April 2018

The first thing I noticed was there were many dogs tethered to post and fences with barely enough room to move! This was very disturbing to me. Many didn't have any water nearby including the dogs in kennels. The kennels I was near had no...More

Thank maxie11110
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

It was a very bad experience. We asked for the difference between the traditional and sled drive, we were given the brochure to read without further explanation. We picked the traditional one and didn’t realise it was arranged in a way that 6 ppl would...More

Thank monchi218
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We had to insist a few times to be addressed in English instead of Japanese (tour guide instructions were in Japanese). Their night time aurora "camp" is really nice but service that claims "soup" is really just heated up Campbells can soup (they did not...More

2  Thank JaWestPalmBeach
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Fantastic. I drove the sled and had a wonderful experience. Its a very well organized tour and goes for much longer than I expected. Or maybe that's just because it was freezing. Seriously. You need to wrap up really warm for this and wear a...More

Thank chris w
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Did snowmobiling here, the snowmobiling experience itself was fine but it felt like we were lucky because they were terribly organised, no-one seemed to be in charge or know what was going on, there were tons of people just milling around waiting, and the office...More

1  Thank Natalie G
Reviewed 31 January 2018

See their reply: "Dog Sledding and the Aboriginal Ice Fishing Demonstration and a Meal. * Dog Sledding (Northern Outdoor Adventure Tour) and the Aboriginal Ice Fishing Demonstration and a Meal; we require minimum 4 people We do not go to Aurora Deluxe for the pick...More

2  Thank nydyhhd
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

First time doing the drive yourself dog sledding for a family of 3. Did not experienced the chaos mentioned in other reviews, maybe it is because we were the only clients there. The staff setup the dogs and sleds quickly and gave us necessary instructions...More

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Just got home from an amazing afternoon adventure at Beck's Kennels. Two of us took the "drive your own sled" tour, where we alternated between driving and riding in the sled around their well-manicured track on a frozen lake. The entire team was amazing from...More

Thank lizinthecity
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

My friend and I were visiting Yellowknife and upon our research we read about Beck’s Kennels and their dog sledding tours -what a once in a lifetime experience!! Upon arrival we were showed how to use the sled, specifically if you were driving. While the...More

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Response from Joan N | Reviewed this property |
I think the problem lies with the fact that we are unfamiliar with the difference between "working" dogs and dogs as "pets". I am unfamiliar with the difference and I know there definitely is a difference in how they are... More
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