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Dogsledding is the quintessential northern experience.

Dogsledding is the quintessential northern experience. Developed as a method of winter travel developed by northern Indigenous peoples, the practice of using dogs to pull sleds dates back to at least 6000 BC. Remnants of dog sleds and harnesses have been found with dog remains in Siberia which carbon-dated to 7800–8000 years ago. The advent of airplanes and modern snowmobiles have left dogsledding as more of a sport for enjoyment rather than essential transportation. These days, there are a number of famous dog sledding races to aspire to, particularly the Yukon Quest and famous Alaskan Iditarod.

While you're in Revelstoke, take advantage of the opportunity to try out this time honoured tradition. There's nothing quite like the thrill of being pulled by a team of enthusiastic dogs.

Revelstoke Dog Sled Adventures
Photo: Katee Pederson
Photo: Agathe Bernard
Photo: Agathe Bernard

Revelstoke Dog Sled Adventures offers sled experiences with a team of well trained and beloved Alaskan Racing Huskies. The small, family run business treats its dogs with care and respect. In your dog sledding experience, you’ll learn about what it takes to run a dog sled and how the huskies work together as a team.

Dog sledding is appropriate for children three and up, and the guides will tailor your adventure to ensure that you are comfortable, while allowing for a bit of an adrenaline rush if that’s what you’re looking for. 

Revelstoke Dog Sled Adventures
Photo: Katee Pederson

You could not have wiped the cheezy grin off my face the whole time -- I was in heaven. Over hills, around corners, fast and slow, the experienced, happy, hard-working dogs love to run and it shows. On the way back you could see the dogs were in a groove and super relaxed, enjoying the run.

Crystal M on Trip Advisor