Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours™ was founded in Canmore, Alberta by Connie and Charles Arsenault in 1983 when Canmore was a quiet coal mining town. Surprisingly, sled dog tours were non-existent back in the early 1980s. The thrill of travelling our majestic backcountry by dog team was not yet discovered by our visitors, and for many in Canmore, dog sledding seemed to be historical – simply a part of our past. On December 1st, 1983 Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours™ sent out it’s first commercial sled dog team and blazed the trail for sled dog touring operators in the Bow Valley.
Since then, we have grown from 1 dog team and 10 sled dogs to 16 dog teams and 180 sled dogs respectfully! For us it has always been about the remarkable and beautiful sled dogs in our care, always ensuring that any increase in sleds would under no circumstances compromise the ethical treatment of our husky family.