- 5000 acres of rugged wilderness
- 02 people per dogsled
- 05 dogs in each team
Fly in a helicopter from downtown Toronto to the Haliburton Highlands on the edge of Algonquin Provincial Park. Work with trained guides to hitch up your own team of five eager purebred Siberian huskies for a day on the trails. Learn to drive the sled, and work with the dogs as you explore rugged trails leading through marshes and beside breathtaking cliffs where you might glimpse the tracks of wolves, deer, moose, fox and more. Enjoy a campfire-cooked lunch, prepared on the trail then, when the sun begins to set, either hop back into the helicopter for a return to the city lights or check into a nearby boutique hotel for a cozy night’s rest.
- The trip from Toronto to Haliburton by helicopter offers unparalleled views of some of Ontario's most beautiful scenery.
- Winterdance Dogsled Tours offers the opportunity for you to learn first-hand, the skills needed to drive a team of beautiful, well-trained Siberian huskies.
- Experienced mushers - or sled drivers - not only teach and guide you as you learn to manage the dogs and maneuver the trails, but also tell great stories of their own experiences over hot lunches cooked on the trail.
- Winter in Haliburton is normally cold and snowy - ideal conditions for dogsledding and all winter sports. From November through to early April, expect temperatures ranging from 0°C to -15°C.
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- Hours & Admission Prices.
- Open for dogsled tours from December until late March. Kennel tours are available on occasion.
- Hot lunches are provided on the trail.
- Although kennel tours to meet the dogs are available during the off-season, the time to experience Winterdance Dogsled Tours is during the snowy months of December until the end of March.
- Tours are only cancelled in the event of freezing rain or blizzards.
- Children must be at least 8 years old to participate in the full-day dogsledding adventure, but shorter trips are available for those who are younger.
- The winds are cold on the trail so dress warmly, with long underwear, waterproof and well-lined boots, snow jacket and pants, hat and mitts.
- Treats to feed the dogs are available but please don't bring your own.
- Tours take place in the Haliburton Highlands bordering Algonquin Park but start in Toronto which is 217 km away.
- Transportation to and from Haliburton is provided via a one-hour helicopter flight each way.