What to Wear

Weather in the Canadian Rockies can change very quickly.  Our weather is known to be unpredictable and therefor, we encourage you prepare for your dog sled tour properly as we explain below.  We do offer for rent warm Glacier Sorel Boots as well as North Face Expedition winter jackets and snow pants.  Please note that Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours can decline service to any person(s) not properly dressed for their tour or those who are not willing to rent the proper gear required.

What you are REQUIRED to wear:

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

 

Yes, you can wear these items:

  • Insulated winter jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Small down jacket under wind/water proof shell
  • Fleece jacket under wind/water proof shell
  • Insulated winter coveralls
  • Insulated snow pants
  • Fleece pants under wind/water proof outer pant
  • Wool or synthetic wool socks
  • Supportive insulated winter boots above the ankle
  • Supportive insulated wind/water resistant hiking boot above the ankle
  • Snowboard boots
  • Warm toque/beanie/hat that covers your ears
  • Insulated winter mittens or gloves
  • Wool/silk/synthetic wool under-layers
  • Goggles or sun glasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm/chap-stick
  • Small day pack with water, granola bars/snacks, extra warm layers and camera
  • Photo/video taking device – IPhone, GoPro, Camera, selfie stick…

 

No, you cannot wear/bring these items:

  • Leggings without snow pants
  • Jeans even with snow pants
  • Leggings underneath jeans
  • High healed boots/shoes/wedges
  • Sneakers/Tennis shoes
  • Cotton socks (if it’s not a winter sock, don’t wear it.)
  • Slipper style boots such as UGGS
  • Rubber boots such as Hunters
  • Helmets (they can cause injury to other people sitting in the sled.)
  • Ski boots
  • Large bags
  • Dog treats
  • Your own dog/pet – even if it’s small or a husky