Let this truly Canadian adventure capture your heart, soul and imagination. Dog sledding in Valemount — in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains — is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
A Taste of Canadian
People from across the globe travel thousands of miles to hop on the back of a sled, shout, “Mush!” and feel the force of the dogs as they pull in unison, intent on that fast race to the finish. In Valemount, this once-in-a-lifetime encounter is right outside our door. Dog sledding captures your imagination unlike anything else, forcing you to think back to a time when man and beast relied on one another and their cool wits to survive.
Feel the energy
Stop, listen and drink in this unique experience dog sledding alongside the ice-crusted creeks, past frozen waterfalls and through the pristine mountain meadows of the Canadian Rockies. Can you feel it? Wrap yourself in the energy of the animals tethered to the sled. Now, the adrenaline has built to a fevered roar. Those goosebumps aren’t from the cold — they’re from the knowledge that you are doing something momentous, something few ever get the chance to do. Connect with the dogs, and grab hold as that energy builds. The snow-covered trail underneath your sled vibrates and the forest comes alive with the excited barks and yelps in anticipation of the run.
These dogs are born to do this, just as you were born to be here, right in this minute. The race is what they live for, and it’s what you’ve been waiting your whole life to experience. When you yell the command, the race is on and the only sound that remains is the hum of the sled cutting a path in the snow. From this moment onward it is just man and beast together in the shadows of the snow-capped Rockies. You are on equal footing just as it was hundreds of years ago.
Choose to stand tall and drive the team, or absorb the view and catch the scenery flying by from the cozy basket. Dog sledding promises a unique experience for every level of participation, but hold on! With the dogs pulling together you’ll reach speeds of up to 30 km/hr. And dress warm! Excitement keeps your heart pounding, but you’ll need layers, too, to avoid the sting of the bitter wind.