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Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours

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Address: 109-829 10 St, Canmore, Alberta T1W 0C3, Canada
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+1 888-311-6874
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, the famous forerunners in sled dog touring and...

Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, the famous forerunners in sled dog touring and racing in the Bow Valley, created the first dog sledding tours over a quarter of a century ago. With over 30 years of experience and expertise in touring, racing and conservation; we are extremely proud of our Canadian and Albertan roots and look forward to sharing our exceptional experiences with you!Our mission is to educate, entertain and provide our guests with a “once in a lifetime experience!” We employ the most qualified instructors, the friendliest and most beautiful, authentic touring huskies who all receive the best possible dog care. We provide guests with the safest tour offerings, all while ensuring the utmost comfort and superior attention to customer service and detail. Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours excels in its commitment to offer the most genuine dog sledding experience in the Canadian Rockies

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Amazing experience but dress warmly!

This was an amazing experience. The mushers were super friendly, the dogs were happy and the scenery was just surreal. If you go when it's currently or has recently snowed, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was an amazing experience. The mushers were super friendly, the dogs were happy and the scenery was just surreal. If you go when it's currently or has recently snowed, the wind chill is pretty intense so really go over the top with layering and focus on your hands and feet. Kids will love it if they are warm. If... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a well run activity in Canmore. The office is nice (has quality clothing to borrow if you show up unprepared), souvenirs to purchase, and ample seating. This is where the shuttle picks you up to transport you up into the mountains to meet the dogs. Once you get there, you go through a quick lesson on dog sledding,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I would recommend this place to everyone I know. The dogs were gorgeous and well looked after. They even had the anxious dogs flagged with blue bandannas so people could steer clear which was fantastic (especially for the shy pups mental health!). The huskies all knew their commands extremely well. And I would love to mention how fantastic Jules was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went on the two hour powder run yesterday and it was great! The dogs were amazing along with the scenery and service. Staff were thorough in teaching how to manage a dogsled and our instructor, Jules, provided on the trail guidance and information - even some warmer gloves! Do dress warm and come prepared to have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We initialy booked the 4 hour sunfeather winterlude selfdrive. We were the only ones for the 4 hour tour, so it was not possible to do the selfdrive. We shared 'our' sledge with a guide on a private tour with only us two and the guide. Because the selfdrive was cancelled we also got a big refund. So that was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome trip on the sled with my son. Highlight of the trip for us. It was cold but worth it. Very professional and very well run.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Be very careful when you book this you will have to guide you own dogs if this is something you feel is more than you can do you could be sat by the fire for about 2hrs not good is it

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SnowyOwlOwner, Owner at Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience! We would like to take this opportunity to clarify some information as your review suggests that guests “have” to drive the dog team and are expected to do so without being told of this option. To be clear, your family made their reservation through a third party company... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had chose to do this as an adventure during our honeymoon in Banff. There was transportation and it was awesome. Once getting to Canmore the guides went over saftey and how to drive the sled. My husband and I got our own sled and he drove it! It was such an amazing experience and the dogs are true athletes.... More 

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SnowyOwlOwner, Owner at Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience! We are so pleased to read how much you enjoyed your tour, driving your own sled and of course our dogs...especially Moonracer! Moonracer does retire after this winter season...perhaps she can be your official couch warmer! :) We hope to see you again in the future! Happy Trails! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family of 5 loved this. Had so much fun riding the trails, driving ourselves and getting to know our dogs. Ethan the leader/owner was excellent looking after my youngest and the group, whilst sharing his knowledge of his dogs and operation. Thoroughly recommend.

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SnowyOwlOwner, Owner at Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! It is wonderful to read how much you enjoyed driving your own sled dog team, it is an option that truly allows our guests to experience dog sledding at the level they desire! We certainly hope that you will come back and see us in the future but until then,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely the best winter activity I've ever done! My family went on the gold package (2 people per sled, self driven) and we had an absolute blast! We had people from ages 25 to 63 driving the sleds and everyone was capable of it. There is definitely some physical activity (running) involved to help out. It's actually really neat that... More 

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SnowyOwlOwner, Owner at Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for all the kind words! We think dog sledding is the best winter activity as well! We are so pleased to read you enjoyed your Gold Package option and the opportunity to drive your own team! We would also like to thank you for your comment regarding our husky heroes! The appearance and temperament of any dog... More 

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