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Dogsledding: Mushing 101 - Full Day Tour

Experience a day in the life of a Musher!

Our Mushing 101 is an intensive full day of dogsled instruction. You start at the kennel site in the early morning. Here you are introduced to the kennel and learn about the dogs, care and handling of them and the management of the kennel operation itself. You will learn about the equipment required and assist your guide in getting the dogs & equipment ready for your tour.

After loading the dogs, you would then head up to the trailhead for the second half of the day. Here, you will learn how to get the teams ready for the trail and how to set up the sleds.

Once all your dogs and equipment are hooked up and ready, it is then out onto the trail for the exciting run out to Mt Nestor Viewpoint. Along the way, you would learn about how to manage and care for your team and how to successfully drive them over the trails. Snacks and beverages are provided for on the trail.

At our campsite, you will have a hot campfire lunch prepared for you by the Mad Dog Cafe & Market and time will be spent on how to break and bed down the dogs on the trail.

On the trail back, you will be in charge of your team and will lead them back to the trailhead. You will assist with the end of the tour teardown and will then head back to the kennel to feed the dogs and bed down.

This is a long day and persons must be ready to be out for approx 10-12 hours. Drinks, lunch, & snacks are included.

This program can be paired with the Spray Lakes Quest to make a 2-day course. A night camping out can be added between the two days. The second day you would lead your own team.


Transportation is included from our booking office at The Mad Dog Cafe & Market in Dead Man's Flats. Hotel pick up from local Canmore hotels can be arranged.

Small Group sizes, Real Adventure

There are a number of dog sledding companies in the Canadian Rockies to choose from. At Mad Dogs & Englishmen Expeditions, we believe in providing an authentic experience, with small group sizes, usually with a maximum of 3 sleds unless more are required for larger groups. By choosing us, you will experience a more personable, relaxed, real adventure, where you get to see and experience what mushing is really like..


Course begins at 8:00 am

Minimum of 2 people - Maximum 6 people.


$725.00 per adult + GST

Not suitable for children
under 9 years of age.

Mid-Week Special
Up to 12% discount

Monday to Thursday only
Not applicable from Dec. 19 - Jan. 6
Call to book today!

1-877-6MAD-DOG (1-877-662-3364)

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Dogsledding - morning at the kennel site

Intensive day of Dogsledding

Mushing 101 Dog Sled Tour

Dogsledding near Banff and Canmore

Dogsledding in Kananaskis

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Our goal is to give you the same thrill and enjoyment
we get every time we take our dogs out for a run.