Behind the Scenes with our New Summer Kennel Tour Experience
If you love dogs, you won’t want to miss this unique and memorable experience. Our kennel tour allows you to get up close and personal with our pack of almost 200 husky hero dogs.
The well-being of our pack of huskies is our number priority. So, this spring we completed extensive renovations to our kennel facility. Including a new, larger perimeter fence which incorporates more trees and other natural features for the dogs to enjoy during their daily free runs.
We also updated the dog houses and built some new larger covered kennel areas for our puppies and dogs who are recovering from surgery. Finally, the updated kennel facility is dotted with colourful hanging flower baskets.
The tour bus leaves from Snowy Owl Dog Sled Tours downtown Canmore office. It’s a short drive through Canmore and out to the kennel facility where staff provide a safety orientation before guests leave the bus.
Once off the bus, guests are escorted into one of the two large enclosures where they join the females and neutered male dogs for their free run. Surrounded by large dogs who all want to be pet and cuddled, there is plenty of staff on hand to answer questions and provide information making this tour both educational and exhilarating. The tour provides time to walk around and meet any of the dogs, as well as time to watch them play and interact with each other.
After, you’ll get a chance to cool down in the shade with a cold drink while you learn more about how our crew cares for our dogs, including feeding, watering, medication, and exercise. They’ll also answer any questions you may have.
Next, you’ll get a chance to visit our second area, with our leashed males as well as time with the puppies. The tour ends with a chance to wash your hands and use our washrooms, before heading back to downtown Canmore on the bus.
Are you a fan of the Disney movie, Togo? A highlight for fans is meeting Hugo, who was Togo’s stunt double. Learn more about the filming of this incredible movie from staff during your tour.
Our other pack superstars include our biggest and fluffiest malamute dogs from our metal litter, like Megadeath.
One of the most popular parts of our kennel tour is the opportunity to spend some time with our puppies! There are a few dogs in our pack who are natural nannies. It’s cute to watch them keeping an eye on the puppies from outside their enclosure.
The summer dog kennel tours run Thursday to Sunday, starting at 2pm. Guests will be at the kennel facility from 2:30-4:00pm and arrive back in Canmore at 4:15pm. The season for this summer tour starts in June, and ends sometime in October, depending on the weather conditions.
Please note that you will get dirty on this tour. We recommend wearing old clothes and long sleeve shirts to avoid the dog’s sharp nails. Suitable for kids aged 8+. Tour prices: $75 +GST (ages 16+) and $60 +GST (ages 8-15).