Powder Hound Express

Dog Sledding

Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours Inc

The Powder Hound Express is "2 Hours of Mountain Magic!" Take part in the ancient art of dog sledding in the beautiful Canadian Rockies. Snowy Owl Tours are a long time provider of dog sledding adventures in Banff/Canmore, and offer visitors a full 5 star experience. Experience the best all-inclusive, family, group and single programs through personalized service and customizable tours with these amazing animals. For many visitors, the Snowy Owl experience becomes their trip's fondest memory!

What you can expect

30 minute introduction and instruction
Safely learn how to drive a dog team
1 exhilarating hour of dog sledding fun
30 minute refreshment at the end of the tour
A cozy campfire, hot beverages and tasty snacks

Duration

2.5 hours

To-bring

  • Insulated winter jacket
  • Insulated snow pants
  • Wool or synthetic wool socks
  • Wool/silk/synthetic wool under-layers
  • Goggles or sun glasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Scarf to cover your face
  • Supportive insulated winter boots above the ankle
  • Warm hat that covers your ears
  • Insulated winter mittens or gloves

Dietary requirements

  • Please inform upon booking of any allergies or dietary restrictions

Highlights

  • Learn how to drive your own dog team
  • Experienced and friendly instructors
  • Comfortable handcrafted sleds equipped with warm Pendleton wool blankets, custom wind and water resistant sled bags
  • Opportunities to interact with the husky teams

Notes

  • Glacier Sorel boots as well as high quality North Face Expedition gear for hire
  • A professional photographer on site for hire
  • Per sled weight limits are in effect to ensure the humane treatment of the husky heroes as well as YOUR safety and enjoyment
  • Tour departure times are from trail head in Spray Lakes

Meet location

Main Office - 829 10th St #109, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2A7

Pick-up location

Inquire if your reservation qualifies for accommodation pick up

Driving directions

  • Please understand it is mandatory that ALL guests of Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours take the provided transportation to and from the dog sledding site. Please note that Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours will decline all requests to self-drive to the dog sledding site unless previously arranged and approved with the team upon making your reservation ahead of time
  • Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours’ transportation services are included in the tour prices from most Banff hotels for their winter tours

Location

Restrictions

  • All guests will be required to read, understand, and sign both a contractual agreement and a liability waiver
  • Tours will be in full operation unless the temperatures are colder than -25C, taking the wind chill factor into consideration in the Canmore area. Guests at this point will have the option to cancel or reschedule at no charge to them
  • Tours will be in full operation unless temperatures are higher than +15C. In these temperatures it can be dangerous for the huskies to run and pull. In this case Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours has the right to cancel the tour
  • The instructor sled can carry a weight of up to 370lbs for the 2 guests riding with the instructor. If combined guest weight is over 370lbs, guests have the option of buying out the 3rd instructor seat and having their own private sled follow an instructor sled - please enquire at time of booking about this "Gold Sled Upgrade" should you need/want this feature

Cancellation / Refund

  • Individual reservation can be cancelled before 48 hours of the tour. If a cancellation is made within 48 hours of the scheduled tour, no refund is given
  • Group reservations can be cancelled before 7 days of the tour. If a cancellation is made within 7 days of the scheduled tour, we retain the full amount of the tour cost

When can I book this activity?

Available dates

Available days and times

You can book this activity at the following times:

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Number of guests allowed

At least 6 guests

Minimum time to book before

1 week, 24 hours

Comments

  • Rates are per person, not per sled.
  • Each sled is based on transporting 3 people including an instructor.
  • Sled weight limit: 500lbs max
  • To avoid disappointment, it is best to make your individual reservation at least a week in advance. Group reservations at least one month in advance.
  • All prices quoted are based on current 2017 rates and may be subject to change for the 2018 season.

Regular rate

Adult (aged 10 – 80) $160.00 CAD
Youth (aged 6 – 9) $85.00 CAD
Child (aged 2 – 5) $35.00 CAD
Infant (aged 0 – 1) $25.00 CAD

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