Yukon Dog Sledding Expedition
Yukon Dog Sledding Expedition

Yukon Dog Sledding Expedition

8 days

Cozy lodge in YukonDog sledding in Yukon is a wonderful winter activityLunch with great views in Yukon during the winter

Explore the spectacular landscapes of Yukon on an exciting dog sledding adventure.

During the winter months, the endless wilderness and stunning mountain landscapes of Yukon sparkle under a blanket of snow. On the Yukon Dog Sledding Expedition, you’ll enjoy the majestic beauty of the north on an unforgettable sledding adventure.

This tour begins in Whitehorse, where you can learn about the fascinating history of the north before you go out and face the same elements intrepid explorers and gold miners faced years ago. You’ll spend a few days on a ranch outside of Whitehorse where you can hike, snowshoe, and get acclimated to the cold temperatures. Then it’s time to meet the famous sled dogs of the north and begin to learn all about the sport from expert mushers. After some training and preparation, you’ll head out into the wilderness for a dog sled trip across the tundra that you’ll never forget.

This tour is not your standard dog sled excursion! Get ready to be immersed in the lifestyle and get a true glimpse into what it means to be a musher in the Yukon.

Highlights of the Yukon Dog Sledding Expedition

Visit Whitehorse and learn about the history of this gold rush town and the local First Nations communities.
Explore the frozen tundra on snowshoe and hiking trails near your wilderness ranch.
Watch the night sky for the aurora borealis to appear from a stargazing platform and by the campfire.
Learn the basics of dog sledding and go out into the wild on an overnight expedition with your dog team and guide.

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From $2,350USD
8 days
Difficulty
Partially Guided
Hotel, Ranch, Camping
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Yukon Dog Sledding Expedition

Yukon Dog Sledding Expedition Itinerary

Day 1 Tour Begins in Whitehorse

When you arrive at Whitehorse, you’ll be taken to your hotel to settle in. Spend your first evening in the Yukon exploring the city.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Whitehorse
Meals: None

Day 2 Discover Boréal Ranch

This morning, a shuttle with take you south of Whitehorse to a beautiful ranch nestled in the forest with the mountains on the horizon. The inn offers a cozy refuge with large windows for you to enjoy the scenery. Enjoy the outdoor whirlpool and delicious dinners made by your hosts.
Overnight Location: Ranch near Whitehorse
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Winter Biking and Snowshoeing Explorations

Step outside and take in the majesty of the mountains and the snow-covered forest that surrounds you. You have the whole day to explore your surroundings. Take out one of the fat bikes or some snowshoes and discover the many trails on the ranch.

Spend a quiet evening in the whirlpool or on the stargazing platform to watch for the northern lights.
Overnight Location: Ranch near Whitehorse
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Explore Historic Whitehorse

After you’ve spent a relaxing few days in the wilderness, today you’ll return to Whitehorse for the next part of your adventure. Go for a walk along the Yukon River and wander the charming streets of this gold rush town. Visit the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Center to learn about the history and traditions of one of the local First Nations communities.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Whitehorse
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Musher Training Camp

This morning you’ll meet your musher at the hotel and travel to the ranch outside of Whitehorse. Meet the amazing husky team and learn the basics of dog sledding. You’ll take a 3 or 4-hour trip on the sled to Fish Lake to practice the basics until you’re comfortable.

When you return. you’ll learn how to feed your dogs and get them settled for the night. Over dinner, your host Pierre-Luc will regale you with tales of his dog sledding adventures.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Whitehorse
Meals: Lunch, dinner

Day 6 Camp on the Dog Sled Trail

Today your epic dog sled adventure begins. Unleash your inner musher as the dogs pull you past the stunning lakes and mountains and into the valley where you’ll camp. Help prepare your dogs for the night as you feed them dinner, set up their beds, and put them in their coats. Then it’s time to collect some firewood and enjoy your dinner over the campfire. Your guide will prepare a meal with wild game or local fish for a truly authentic Yukon meal.

Watch for the northern lights before you snuggle into your wood-heated tent.
Overnight Location: Camp near Whitehorse
Meals: Lunch, dinner

Day 7 Test Your Musher Skills

With a day on the trail under your belt, you’re ready for a more challenging and exciting trail! Enjoy the amazing scenery and look for wildlife as you sled higher into the mountains. There may be caribou, moose, and ptarmigans along your route!

In the evening you’ll say goodbye to your new four-legged friends and return to Whitehorse.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Whitehorse
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 Tour Ends in Whitehorse

Today your tour concludes. If you have time before your flight, you can spend a little more time exploring Whitehorse. You may want to visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve for a final glimpse of the Yukon wildlife. Finally, make your way to the airport to catch your flight out of Yukon.
Overnight Location: None
Meals: None

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Yukon Dog Sledding Expedition Price and Dates

This guided dog sledding tour is run as a custom tour and the price depends on the size of your group.

The best time to travel to the Yukon for dog sledding is between December and March when there is sufficient snowpack. Dress warmly!

Private Guided Yukon Dog Sledding Expedition

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Guided groups of 2+: $2,350 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Yukon Dog Sledding Expedition

This tour is based in hotels, a ranch, and campsites. The hotels on this trip are standard 3-star accommodations in convenient locations. The ranch will be cozy with stunning views, and you’ll spend one night camping on the dog sled trail in a wood-heated tent.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. If you prefer a single room or you are a solo traveller, prices are by request. Some accommodations (like camping) may have no single occupancy option.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Night 1

Hotel in Whitehorse

Stay in downtown Whitehorse in a modern luxury hotel. While you’re not out exploring the city or viewing the Northern Lights, you can soak in the rooftop hot tub.

Boréal Ranch in De Wette ★★★

Receive a warm welcome to the ranch from your Francophone hosts. Enjoy the stunning mountain views and quiet surroundings at this northern ranch.

Night 4-5

Hotel in Whitehorse

Stay in downtown Whitehorse in a modern luxury hotel. While you’re not out exploring the city or viewing the Northern Lights, you can soak in the rooftop hot tub.

Night 6

Camping in Yukon

Camp out on the trail for an authentic musher experience. You’ll even get to look after your own team of dogs!

Night 7

Hotel in Whitehorse

Stay in downtown Whitehorse in a modern luxury hotel. While you’re not out exploring the city or viewing the Northern Lights, you can soak in the rooftop hot tub.

What’s Included in the Yukon Dog Sledding Expedition?

Meals

4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners are included in this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Whitehorse are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage is provided between Whitehorse and both ranches. Airport transfers are also included.

Also Included

  • Roundtrip Boreal Ranch transfers and 2-night visit
  • 3-day dog sled expedition with one night in a heated tent, all equipment included
  • Canadian taxes
  • 24/7 access to helpline

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Entrance fees to national parks
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions

Frequently Asked Questions about Yukon Dog Sledding Expedition

In the two decades since Toundra Voyages Inc. was founded in 1998, the company has become North America’s go-to travel agency in customized independent and group tourism.

Tounda takes a flexible, responsive approach to developing adventure travel tours. By listening to the wants and wishes of travellers, they’ve been able to create memorable, affordable tours complemented by impeccable service.

Toundra’s mission is to create and organize tailor-made travel. They select, adapt, and personalize travel experiences in North America for each and every guest, ensuring your adventure is one you’ll never forget.

Meeting your expectations is just the beginning of what Toundra aims to accomplish. Exceeding them by providing exceptional experiences in beautiful North America is their standard, and their track record of knockout customer service and customized tour planning speaks for itself.

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Map of Yukon Dog Sledding Expedition

Map of Yukon Dog Sledding Expedition

Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 2/5. You can choose how you want to enjoy the arctic outdoors and can tailor any hikes or activities to your preferences. You will be spending a significant amount of time outside and should be able to tolerate harsh winter conditions. The dog sledding excursions will require some stamina as well as upper and lower body strength. You should also be comfortable camping.

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