We’re Canmore’s first and favourite sled dog tour company, family-owned and operated since 1983. The Arsenault family has passed down a legacy of adventure-seeking, sharing our love for the sport and stunning landscapes with guests worldwide. We’ve chosen life behind dogs over life behind the desk to give you an authentic taste of our lifestyle. With decades of unmatched experience, we guarantee a safe, exhilarating ride every time. Whether self-driven or instructor-led, summer or winter, discover the thrill of the Rocky Mountains with Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours!

A Legacy of Adventure, Since 1983

Why choose Snowy Owl?

We’re Canmore’s first and favourite sled dog tour company, family-owned and operated since 1983. The Arsenault family has passed down a legacy of adventure-seeking, sharing our love for the sport and stunning landscapes with guests worldwide. We’ve chosen life behind dogs over life behind the desk to give you an authentic taste of our lifestyle. With decades of unmatched experience, we guarantee a safe, exhilarating ride every time. Whether self-driven or instructor-led, summer or winter, discover the thrill of the Rocky Mountains with Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours!

DOG SLEDDING IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

Summer Tours

Missed winter? No worries. Experience a summer Dog Carting Tour in Kananaskis—Alberta’s exclusive spot for this adventure, only available with Snowy Owl. Bond with our huskies on a kennel tour or combine both for an unforgettable day. Plus, check out our combined packages with white water rafting through our sister company, White Wolf Rafting.

Adventure Dog Cart Tour

Surrounded by epic Rocky Mountain scenery, your pack of huskies leads you through the forest at Boundary Ranch, Kananaskis.
  • ages 5
  • 1.5 Hours
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Summer Kennel Tours

As the only sled dog kennel in the Bow Valley with a free run enrichment program, our guests can participate with our sled dogs as they enjoy their off-tether fun!
  • ages 8
  • 1.5 Hours
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Dog Days of Summer Package

This package is perfect for dog lovers!! Experience both our summer Adventure Dog Cart tours and our Dog Days of Summer Kennel tour with this action packed package. Spend the morning adventure dog carting in Kananaskis where you’ll get a chance to interact with our pack of husky heroes.
  • ages 8
  • 2 Hours
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Doggie Paddle Package

Make a day of it and save 10% on both tours! Start with an adventure dog carting tour at Boundary Ranch and then enjoy a river rafting tour with our sister company, White Wolf Rafting on the Kananaskis River!
  • ages 5
  • 3 Hours
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Woof & Hoof Package

Start your day with our dryland Adventure Dog Cart Tour. Your pack of huskies leads you through the forest at Boundary Ranch.
  • ages 6
  • 3 Hours
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Snow Flakes at Snowy Owl

Our Winter Dog Sled Tours fill up fast, and we don’t want you to miss out. If you want to lock in a spot on the sled for next season, explore our winter tours and book now.

Dog Welfare

SLED DOG WELFARE

Did you know you  that you can book an unbeatable white water rafting tour through our sister company, White Wolf Rafting? Imagine cruising down rapids with the same family-driven passion we’ve poured into Snowy Owl for over 40 years! Spring’s coming in hot, and trust us, these tours fill up quick. So, snag your spot on the boat before it’s gone. Obviously, we’ve got combo tours that include some quality time with the stars of the show: the huskies or even our unique summer dog carting experience. Learn more and book now

MEET THE SNOWY OWL SLED DOG PACK

The Heart • The Soul • The Husky Heroes

HUSKIES FOR ADOPTION

SNOWY OWL TOURS ADOPTION PROGRAM

Looking to adopt a husky in Canada? Snowy Owl offers an exceptional adoption program for our retired husky heroes—completely free of charge. We prioritize the well-being of our dogs, ensuring they’re not forced into sled tours and can retire on their terms. If a husky is ready to hang up their harness, we’re committed to finding them the perfect, loving home. Our selective process prioritizes the well-being of our dogs and the happiness of our adopters. Discover the joy of adopting a retired sled dog and forming a life-changing bond.

Testimonials

SNOWY OWL REVIEWS

EXPERIENCED

40+ Years in Operation

ETHICAL

Dog Welfare Comes First

UNFORGETTABLE

A Bucket-List Adventure

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Snowy Owl Tours FAQs

You’ll find the Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours (and White Wolf Rafting) office in downtown Canmore, just steps from Main Street. Our office address is 829 10 St, Canmore, AB T1W 0C3.

Snowy Owl is owned by Jereme and Caitlin Arsenault. Snowy Owl was founded in Canmore, Alberta, by Connie and Charles Arsenault–Jereme’s parents–in 1983. In 2016, Connie proudly passed the reins to Jereme, entrusting him to carry on the Snowy Owl legacy, which he does to this day alongside his wife, Caitlin.

In the winter, we offer a range of dog sledding tours in the beautiful Canadian Rockies. Our winter tours include a 2-hour tour, 4-hour tour, full-day tour, and overnight tour. Meanwhile, in the summer, we’re one of the only places in Western Canada where you can experience the thrill and excitement of dryland Adventure Dog Carting. Our dog carting tours are a unique and unforgettable way to experience dog sledding without the cold. In addition, we offer Kennel Tours, where you can meet and interact with hundreds of loveable huskies from our pack. The summer also brings the opportunity to book combo packages that combine our summer tours and white water rafting tours with our sister company, White Wolf Rafting.

All of our tours take place in the gorgeous and iconic Kananaskis Country. When you book your tour, you’ll receive information about where to meet, what time to arrive, and other need-to-know information. Some of our tours meet on-site, and others at our office. Be sure to review your pre-tour information so you’re in the know and ready to go.

Our general rule of thumb is that our tours will operate if it is possible and safe to do so. Winter tours will be in full operation unless the ambient temperatures are colder than -26°C or +10°C at the trailhead.  Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours™ also reserves the right to cancel their tours if they deem the elements to be unsafe for their sled dogs, staff and guests.  This includes but is not limited to extreme cold, unsafe trail conditions and poor road conditions.  Guests will be issued a full refund or given the option to reschedule their tour at Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours™ earliest available date.

 

In the summer, Dog Carting Tours will only operate when temperatures are below 25 degrees Celsius. Luckily, the trail at Boundary Ranch in Kananaskis Country is in the trees and very shaded. We also make a few stops along the way for the dogs to have a breather. Our tours only operate in the morning, when temperatures are cooler. On really hot days, we only run an early morning tour.

All tours can be easily booked online via our website. If you have specific requirements or questions, please feel free to call or email our office. If you’re looking to make a large group booking, we encourage you to reach out.

Yes. In fact, the welfare of our pack is a foundational element of our entire business. We couldn’t do what we do without them, and we ensure they are treated with the utmost love, respect, and individualized care. In an industry that is unregulated, we have taken it upon ourselves to put in place rigorous requirements surrounding care, hygiene, housing, nutrition, training, and more. Visit our Sled Dog Welfare page to learn more about our policies and procedures.

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White Wolf Rafting

Did you know you  that you can book an unbeatable white water rafting tour through our sister company, White Wolf Rafting? Imagine cruising down rapids with the same family-driven passion we’ve poured into Snowy Owl for over 40 years! Obviously, we’ve got combo tours that include some quality time with the stars of the show: the huskies. Learn more about white water rafting tours on the Kananaskis River and combo packages with Snowy Owl!