Dogsledding in Alberta

There is a first time for everything!! I can't believe I have lived in Alberta for so long and never have dogsledded! At first I was a little nervous but the experience turned out to be super amazing and I fully reccomend it for any local or anyone travelling to Alberta!!


1. Wear appropriate gear- You will want good winter boots and warm layers and snow pants. If you don't have these, boots and snow pants can sometimes be supplied by some places. Our company, Snowy Owl provided boots and snow pants. 

2. Mush isn't a thing- You will receive instructions on site when you arrive and the first thing they will let you know is Mush is a Hollywood word! You will learn terms like "Hike up" which means to go and "whoa' when you want to stop!

3. It's safe and fun- When I first saw how fast the dogs went I was a little nervous but the speed is very manageable and is a good steady pace. You also stop several times along the tour with your guide who tells you of upcoming twists and turns so you are never surprised or thrown off!

4. The Dogs are full of love- These dogs love what they do and they love to be loved. You can pet the dogs nd spend time with them as part of the tour. 

My tour concluded with hot apple cider around a fire. The overall experience was about 3 hours and fully worth it. Check out Snowy Owl Dog Sled Tours to books your adventure!

An entrepreneur, creator, father & husband from Calgary, Scott Bakken is inspiring a generation of creatives to live their best life.