A Taste of the Canadian Rockies Winter Wonderland
Boundary Ranch and Mad Dogs and Englishmen have teamed up to offer a one of a kind winter experience that you don’t want to miss!
Based at beautiful Boundary Ranch, deep in the Kananaskis Valley, Mad Dogs and Englishmen will take you on a one of a kind dogsledding tour!
The tour will begin with a brief instruction and then you will take off on your journey through the forest surrounding the Ranch aboard the Dog Sled. Passengers will stop and explore authentic Teepees in a Teepee encampment while learning about the Aboriginal way of life and how dogsledding has played its roll in Alberta’s History. A taste of Native Fry Bread (Bannock) with maple syrup is offered around an open campfire. Deer are often encountered on this tour and occasionally moose or elk. Wolf and cougar tracks are common as well as Snowshoe Hare and Coyote signs.
A stop to see the Bison in our Buffalo Viewing Paddock is next –here the resident herd with the Bull and his cows, along with this years’ calves are available for close-up viewing and pictures. The Trappers Cabin, just up the trail, offers a little history of the Kananaskis valley where you will see artifacts from bygone trapping days! Claw marks from our summer visitors, the Grizzly bears, are also pointed out.
Once again climb aboard your Sled with the Dogs raring to go for your final leg of the trip back to Boundary Ranch where you can relax by the fire and have lunch or a snack.
- Orientation with the “Stars” of our tour the “Huskies” - meet them, take photos and help get them ready for the trail
- Dogsled through the forested mountain valley trails with beautiful views of the Canadian Rockies with two stops of interest including:
*View and take photos of the resident herd of Canadian Plains Buffalo living on the ranch
*Visit a traditional Native Indian Village, take pictures in a teepee or by the crackling fire
- Play in the snow, build a snowman and delight in some outdoor playtime by the Fire pit
- Try some bannock –Traditional Native Fry Bread-Cooked over the fire with Maple Syrup
- Tour duration-approximately 1.5 hours
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 5 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..
Tours run daily at 9:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm
$135.00 per adult + GST
Youth 6-9 years are $80.00 + GST
with 2 adult fares.
Children up to 5 years are $35.00 + GST
with 2 adult fares.
Available 7 Days a week-Closed Christmas & New Years Day Please inquire about group programs for 12 or more guests This program is weather dependent. Inquire when booking.
Optional tour additions are not included in above pricing and can be arranged with your tour booking.
Snow Shoe Rentals available upon request-72 hour advanced notice required.
Smore’s Box - $10.00
All the fixings to make your 2 of your own Smore’s at the Boundary Ranch Fire Pit
Campfire Box - $15.00 Adults or $10.00 Children
All the fixings to cook your own lunch over the Boundary Ranch Fire Pit
Lunch Box – $20.00
Includes a sandwich, veggies & dip, dessert, bag of chips, and drink