At Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, we offer two exciting options for your dog sledding adventure. Choose between our signature self-driven sleds, where you’ll lead your own pack of husky heroes, or opt for our instructor-driven sleds for a more relaxed experience amidst the beauty of the Canadian Rockies.

With our signature self-driven sled tours, you’ll stand on runners at the back of your sled, commanding your own dog team through the stunning landscapes. Our expert guides provide detailed instructions at the start of the tour, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. Plus, halfway through the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to swap spots, giving everyone a chance to take the reins.

For those who prefer to sit back and soak in the breathtaking mountain views, our instructor-driven sleds are the perfect choice. Ideal for families with young children or guests with physical restrictions, these custom-made sleds offer comfort and warmth with foam padding and Pendleton wool blankets. Throughout the tour, our guides provide informative commentary, making it an enriching experience for all.

Snowy Owl’s Signature Self-Driven Sled Option

Snowy Owl’s Instructor Driven Sled Option

Snowy Owl’s Signature Self-Driven Sled

The ultimate experience in sled dog touring! Pioneered and branded in the Bow Valley by Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours™ in 1983, this option alone creates a dog sledding experience unlike any other!

Our self-driven sleds allow visitors the opportunity to command their very own pack of husky heroes along with their friends and family! We provide a comprehensive introduction and instruction on the do’s and don’ts of driving a dog team as well as the additional support and careful supervision of our experienced, professional instructors! Our instructors will be driving their own sled dog team ahead of you, assessing your progress as well as providing helpful reminders in keeping your sled controlled. Our sled dogs are exceptionally well trained and cared for. Each and every dog running on our guest driven sleds has passed a number of tests on focus, responsiveness and work ethic.

Snowy Owl’s Instructor-Driven Sled

This option is wonderful for guests who want to just sit back, relax and enjoy the view. Perfect for families with small children/babies, or guests who may have any physical restrictions or medical conditions that may make driving a sled unsafe or uncomfortable.

Instructor-driven sleds can be an excellent choice for visitors who may have a lot of questions and would like to learn even more about dog sledding! In addition, we understand not everyone wishes to operate a self-driven sled and would prefer to have an experienced instructor behind them.