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Cabin-based Dog Sledding (4 1/2 days)

Dog Sledding


Our cabin-based dog sled trips offer a home-style Yukon welcome and dog mushing instruction for guests who like to start small and progress at their own rate. You will learn how to harness the dogs and drive a dog team, first on easy trails, then progressing to more challenging trails as your skills increase.

Day 1
We pick you up in Whitehorse, Yukon, then drive about 45 minutes to Lake Laberge where we meet the dog teams. Guests receive basic instruction on how to drive a dog sled, before mushing a small dog team across the lake to our wilderness cabins and sled dog kennel. After unhooking the dogs and eating a hot lunch, we hold an afternoon “sled school” where you learn techniques for driving a dog team on forest and hill trails.

Day 2
On Day 2 of your dog sled adventure, we set off with our dog teams on spectacular forest and hill trails overlooking Lake Laberge. Lunch is a campfire cook-out. Return to the home cabins for dinner and overnight. (Approximately 4 hours on the trail.)

Day 3 and 4
You will explore beautiful trails by dog team, while continuing to build a connection with your dogs and improve your mushing skills. We stop for a campfire cook-out or picnic lunch part-way. About 5 to 6 hours per day on the trail. (Note: time estimates are approximate.)

In the evenings, we visit around the dining room table, or you can watch dog mushing videos, spend time at your own cabin, or assist with the evening dog feeding.

Day 5
On the return day, you have some free time in the morning to enjoy the wilderness setting before we hook up the dog teams and mush back across the lake to meet the van/truck that returns you to Whitehorse.

Please Note With All Itineraries: Since safety of people and dogs comes first, we reserve the right to revise the itinerary based on weather conditions, trail conditions, condition people and dogs, or any other circumstance that we believe could affect the safety of people and/or dogs.


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