At Snowy Owl it is our pleasure to provide the most reasonably priced Winter Adventure Sled Dog Tours in the Banff, Canmore and Lake Louise area with confidence! You can rest assured knowing only our rates genuinely reflect the five-star recognition we have earned which supports the superior, humane care we bestow to our husky heroes!

*Our dog sled tours are now closed for the spring/summer and will be available again in the 2017/2018 winter season.*

The following amenities are included in ever Snowy Owl experience!

  • Scenic, round trip transfers in our spacious and comfortable 2011 Mercedes Sprinter vans. Enjoy this service from most all hotels in Banff and from our office in Canmore.
  • Upon checking in for your tour, enjoy our accommodating shop complete with washroom facilities, lounge, rental area and gift shop. 
  • Informative 30-minute pre-tour introduction and instruction into the exhilarating sport of Canadian Dog Sledding (learn how to drive your own dog team) with experienced, friendly, bilingual instructors certified in First Aid, CPR and MORE.
  • Our comfortable handcrafted sleds are equipped with beautiful, warm Pendleton wool blankets, custom wind and water resistant sled bags along with luxurious 4 inch upholstery inside.
  • Many opportunities to interact and cuddle with our adorable, healthy, well-groomed husky teams! Rest assured our huskies sport beautiful, professional, clean sled dog “uniforms” so your interaction with them is more enjoyable!
  • We offer warm, Glacier Sorel boots as well as high quality North Face Expedition gear for hire if required! Rest assured that our rental equipment is not whatever is left behind or sitting in a lost and found bin!
  • A professional photographer will be stationed at the departure of your tour to capture your exhilarating experience! Photos are taken of each sled, however, the cost is not included in the price for the tour and are available as an optional purchase.

THE POWDER HOUND EXPRESS

2 hours of Mountain Magic!!
Dog sledding time: 1 hour
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Sled Configuration Options
1 Person Instructor Driven: $280.00
2 Person Instructor Driven: $380.00
2 Person Self Driven: $380.00
3 Person Self Driven: $480.00
4 Person Self Driven: $480.00

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Bite size brownies
Bite size cinnamon rolls
Bite size cookies
Hot apple cider

Please inform our reservations team of any allergy or intolerance

Trail length: Approximately 10km
Available November 1st – April 30th pending snow conditions.

Harness your dreams with the power and stamina of the true “Powder Hounds” of our majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains! In relating to our traditional huskies, you will develop a new-found perspective for the meaning of honest team work and over-the-top FUN! Our gorgeous huskies will impress you on an exciting journey exclusive only to Snowy Owl!

At our halfway point, take in the radiant views of the mystic Goat Pond while you embrace and cuddle with your new 4-legged friends. At the end of the trail, gather around a warm, cozy campfire for stories while sipping hot beverages and sampling some delicious snacks! Trails of alluring hills, tranquil valleys, quaint bridges and breathtaking ice-covered lakes fill this tour, enticing you to return again and again!

This Tour Includes:
30 minute introduction and instruction – safely learn how to drive a dog team
 1 exhilarating hour of dog sledding fun
30 minute campfire at the end of the tour to enjoy hot beverages and scrumptious pastries

Tour departure times from our trail head in Spray Lakes: 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm.  

The Sunfeather Winterlude


4 hour Dreamscape!
Dog Sledding time: 3 hours
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Sled Configuration Options
1 Person Instructor Driven: $625.00
2 Person Instructor Driven: $825.00
2 Person Self Driven: $825.00
3 Person Self Driven: $1,200.00

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Traditional:
2 Valbella’s venison smokies with toasted bun and delicious condiments
Homemade Native Canadian bannock (traditional First Nation’s recipe) toasted with real Canadian maple syrup and Valbella’s smoked beef jerky
Hot apple cider
Bottle of water
$22.00 + tax per lunch

Vegetarian:
The Flatbread Company’s famous sundried tomato, artichoke and goat cheese flatbread pizza. Gluten free crust available.
Homemade Native Canadian bannock (traditional First Nation’s recipe) toasted with real Canadian maple syrup and dried fruit
Hot apple cider
Bottle of water
$22.00 + tax per lunch

Gluten Free:
The Flatbread Company’s famous chicken/apple gluten free flatbread pizza
Gluten free cookies and dried fruit
Green tea with honey
Bottle of water
$22.00 + tax per lunch

Bring your own lunch:
You are welcome to bring your own lunch. We recommend making sure that you bring along a hot drink and water. Please make sure your lunch is hearty!

Please note that in order for our company to provide the safest experience for our guests and husky heroes, our longer programs may not be available early in the season (November 1st to January 1st) as they require additional snow coverage compared to the trail used for our 2hr. programs. In addition to this, many of our longer programs travel across lakes and ponds which of course is only possible if these bodies of water are safely frozen. If you have any questions please contact our reservations team!

Trail length: Approximately 24kms
Available December 15th – April 15th pending snow conditions.

Glide through entwined forests of towering black spruce draped in mounds of fresh, delicate snow. Beautiful clean, crisp mountain air filled with frosty breath surrounds you as your team travels along the enchanting Goat Creek. Experience the oneness and synergy of your huskies while taking your place on the sled runners.

Take time off the sled to truly capture the astounding beauty of the day, iridescent skies swirling with patterns of wispy clouds. Your newly established canine friendships are your lasting reward. Enjoy photographing your favorite huskies and inspiring scenic views as we stop for lunch.

Afterwards, take in breathtaking panoramic views, while traversing the magnificent Goad Pond or Spray Lakes. Finish your program with another cozy fire and laughter in sharing your adventure with others while selecting the perfect photo from our on-site photographer.

This Tour Includes:
 30 minute introduction and instruction – safely learn how to drive a dog team
 3 exhilarating hours of dog sledding fun
30 minutes for your campfire lunch

Tour departure time from our trail head in Spray Lakes: 11am  

The Spirit Of The Dog Society

8 hour Dreamcatcher!
Dog Sledding time: 7 hours
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Sled Configuration Options
1 Person Instructor Driven: $925.00
2 Person Instructor Driven: $1,500.00
2 Person Self Driven: $1,500.00

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Traditional:
2 Valbella’s venison smokies with toasted bun and delicious condiments
Homemade Native Canadian bannock (traditional First Nation’s recipe) toasted with real Canadian maple syrup and Valbella’s smoked beef jerky
Specialty cheeses
Cured meats
Chip/Crackers
Dried fruit & nuts
Chocolate bars
Hot apple cider
Bottled water
$32.00 + tax per lunch

Vegetarian:
The Flatbread Company’s famous sundried tomato, artichoke and goat cheese flatbread pizza. Gluten free crust available.
Homemade Native Canadian bannock (traditional First Nation’s recipe) toasted with real Canadian maple syrup and dried fruit
Specialty cheeses
Chips/Crackers
Fresh fruit, veggies & nuts
Chocolate bars
Hot apple cider
Bottled water
$32.00 + tax per lunch

Gluten Free:
The Flatbread Company’s famous chicken/apple gluten free flatbread pizza
Gluten free cookies
Gluten free granola bars
Fresh fruit & veggies
Gluten free chips & crackers
Green tea with honey
Bottled water
$32.00 + tax per lunch

Bring your own lunch:
Due to the length of this tour it is mandatory to bring your own lunch and snacks if you do not choose a lunch from our menu. We recommend making sure that you bring along a hot drink and water. Please make sure your lunch is hearty!

Please note that in order for our company to provide the safest experience for our guests and husky heroes,
our longer programs may not be available early in the season (November 1st to January 1st) as they require additional snow coverage compared to the trail used for our 2hr. programs. In addition to this, many of our longer programs travel across lakes and ponds which of course is only possible if these bodies of water are safely frozen. If you have any questions please contact our reservations team!

Trail length: Approximately 45kms
Available January 15th – April 1st pending snow conditions.

Venture into tranquil forests at the base of the intriguing Goat Mountains. Perfect your new driving skills as you cruise along the thrilling Creek Trails onto the breathtaking views of The Goat Pond. Your own perfect world…

While on the trail, take a break to treat your powerful, enthusiastic team while you also enjoy a hot beverage and delicious snack. Leap into action as your team regains full command towards the point! In these mighty solitudes, they say that if you’re truly listening you can hear the voice of the Spirit of the North…

After caring for your team of husky heroes, cozy-up to a crackling campfire and listen in on stories while enjoying our delicious Native Canadian Lunch, not forgetting the sweets of course! After lunch, it’s time to harness your huskies and prepare for the remarkable trek to Fortune Mountain and descend down to Spray Lakes for the journey home!

This Tour Includes:
30 minute introduction and instruction – safely learn how to drive a dog team
7 exhilarating hours of dog sledding fun
30 minutes for your campfire lunch

Tour departure time from our trail head in Spray Lakes: 9am

The Ghosts Of Fortune Mountain

(2 days, 1 night)
An adventure of a lifetime!
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Adult: $1,750.00
This tour is not suitable for anyone under the age of 16yrs.

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DAY 1:

Lunch:

Choice of traditional, vegetarian or gluten free option (see menu details below)

Mixed green salad

Dinner:

Beef tenderloin
Veggies or salad
Our famous family recipe potatoes
Dessert

Optional – bottle of wine

DAY 2:

Breakfast:

Choice of hot or cold option:

Hot: Eggs, sausage and hashbrowns

Cold: Yogurt, fruit and granola

Tea/coffee/hot chocolate

Lunch:

Choice of traditional, vegetarian or gluten free option (see menu details below)

 

Lunch Menu Options:

Traditional
2 Valbella’s venison smokies with toasted bun and delicious condiments
Homemade Native Canadian bannock (traditional First Nation’s recipe) toasted with real Canadian maple syrup and Valbella’s smoked beef jerky
Hot apple cider
Bottle of water

Vegetarian
The Flatbread Company’s famous sundried tomato, artichoke and goat cheese flatbread pizza. Gluten free crust available.
Homemade Native Canadian bannock (traditional First Nation’s recipe) toasted with real Canadian maple syrup and dried fruit
Hot apple cider
Bottle of water

Gluten Free
The Flatbread Company’s famous chicken/apple gluten free flatbread pizza
Gluten free cookies and dried fruit
Green tea with honey
Bottle of water

 

Please note that in order for our company to provide the safest experience for our guests and husky heroes,
our longer programs may not be available early in the season (November 1st to January 1st) as they require additional snow coverage compared to the trail used for our 2hr. programs. In addition to this, many of our longer programs travel across lakes and ponds which of course is only possible if these bodies of water are safely frozen. If you have any questions please contact our reservations team!

Trail length : Approx. 80kms
Available January 15th – April1st pending snow conditions.

Escape with us and take a break from the pack to explore your inner “musher” on a 2 day winter getaway! Begin with soft, gentle trails then progress to navigating intermediate terrain. Keep your team on track over the frozen expanse of Spray Lakes, while keeping watch for the other 4 legged inhabitants frequenting these backcountry dreamscapes!

After a full day dog sledding, spend time praising your team for a job well done, while graciously offering tasty treats to your new furry friends! Assist your instructor in serving each husky a nutritious, hot, protein meal as they bed down for the night, dreaming of tomorrow’s trails!

As you cozy up to the warm glow of your campfire, enjoy a delightful and famous feast of “Family Label” recipes including luscious filet mignon, delectable veggies and sumptuous desert cooked fireside. Sip hot beverages and enjoy exciting stories before snuggling up for the night! Sleep comfortably in our expedition style tents lined with luxurious furs and cozy “North Face Inferno” sleeping apparel.

Rise and shine to a hot and hearty campfire breakfast complete with freshly perked mountain coffee! Ready yourself for a full day excursion beyond the excellent vantage point of Canyon Dam. The huskies, sensing your enthusiasm, will contribute with their own howls in the anticipation of the adventure they will soon encounter! Snacks and lunch will follow into the day.

For a detailed itinerary please contact our reservations team!

Tour departure time from our trail head in Spray Lakes: 9am

Flight Of The Great Snowy Owl

Pick up wings and soar to new heights!
(Add On)
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Adults: $255.00
Youth 6yrs-12yrs: $132.00
6 and under: Free of charge

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An experience exclusive to Snowy Owl! Enjoy an awe-inspiring helicopter flight to or from our dog sledding site adjacent to the magnificent Spray Lakes! Take up wings with our friends over at Alpine Helicopters as they whisk you off on a world class flight!

With lofty ambitions, climb aboard the Great Snowy Owl! Take in the magnificent views of the Goat and Sundance Ranges of Banff National Park. View the incredible jagged peaks of layered, twisted rock. You won’t just see mountains, you’ll see the history of 400 million years! Landing beside the beautiful Spray Lakes, your dog sledding instructor introduces you to your excited team of huskies.
These are the days that dreams are made of!

We offer this spectacular adventure as an add to the following programs:
Powder Hound Express 2hr tour:
9am dog sled tour:  Helicopter pick up only
11am dog sled tour:  Helicopter drop off or pick up
1pm dog sled tour:  Helicopter drop off or pick up
3pm dog sled tour:  Helicopter drop off only

Sunfeather Winterlude 4hr tour:
9am dog sled tour: Helicopter pick up only
1pm dog sled tour: Helicopter pick up or drop off

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Adults $255.00
Youth 6yrs-12yrs: $132.00
6 and under are free!
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