It is widely recognized that dog sledding was invented by the Inuit people in what is now Canada thousands of years ago. Early on, a single dog likely pulled a single small load of goods like firewood. Later, dog sledding became more advanced by using teams of dogs to pull larger loads and eventually humans through the Arctic regions of the world.
Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Canada
Alberta, specifically the Canmore area, offers the opportunity to glide through snow-covered trails in the Canadian Rockies and even Banff National Park. Enjoy the view of those iconic blue waters of Lake Louise from behind a dog sled for a truly one-of-a-kind experience!
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
The capital city of Whitehorse is a great base for your Yukon adventures, including dog sledding. While you’re there, embrace all things winter! There’s seemingly endless snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and more.
Alaska is one of the most popular destinations for dog sledding in the US and the world. While there are many places in Alaska to go dog sledding, the most easily accessible is Anchorage.
Located in the Arctic Circle, Tromso is an island surrounded by mountains. It offers a unique landscape perfect for dog sledding. Tromso is also a great place to spot the Northern Lights!
As the home to Santa Claus himself, Rovaniemi is a city that fuels your inner child in many ways. While there, be sure to experience dog sledding through the pristine Arctic countryside and enjoy the magic of Finland’s Lapland region.