Dog Sledding and Snow Tubing
- 12 Feb 2019 - 8:02 a.m.
Travelling Chicken - Ontario Trips and Activities 38 Russett Ave, M6H3M3, Toronto, Canada
Join us this winter as we travel to the “Explorer’s Edge” region of Ontario, for a truly unique Canadian experience…DOG SLEDDING!!!
Our host, Sugardogs Adventure Company, operated by Ed Schmidt, will introduce you to dog sledding along gorgeous natural trails following the contours of the 100 acre property. The property has been in the Schmidt family for generations and you will feel like you’ve been transported to a winter wonderland as you drive your dogsled team through trails lined on each side with snow covered trees.
When we arrive on the property, near Sundridge, Ontario, you will receive a very warm greeting by close to 30 well loved dogs. Go ahead and say hi…but prepared to receive doggy kisses in return…lots of them.
Ed, and his colleagues, will provide an extensive, informative, lesson on how to lead your sled dog team through the winding forest trails. After the lesson you will feel like you are an expert on all facets of dog sledding.
Still have questions? No problem, feel free to ask, Ed and his team love everyone’s interest in the dogs, the property and the operation.
We will split into two groups after the instructions. First group will go sledding and second group will go snowshoeing through the woods and private trail.
A cozy prospector style canvas tent a short walk up the trail from the entrance to the property, with a roaring fireplace inside, will keep you warm and comfortable while you await your turn on the trails.
While your lunch is being prepared, feel free to try your hand at roasting marshmallows over the campfire while you enjoy a steaming cup of hot chocolate.
After lunch, and everyone has had their chance to lead a dogsled and, and has taken enough selfies with the dogs, we will head back south towards Toronto stopping at Snow Valley Ski Area, near Barrie Ontario, to enjoy our second traditional Canadian activity of the day…SNOW TUBING
At Snow Valley let one of the lifts will take you up the more than 10-storey high hill before you plunge, with a scream of excitement, back down the hill, only to repeat it again and again.
No experience or skills required, just sit in the tube and let gravity take over.
So much fun!
After our visit to Snow Valley relax and bask in the excitement of your day as our driver safely delivers you back to your pick up location.
This is a full day long excursion filled with adventure, approximately 12 hours, and we will do our best to make your day comfortable with plenty of rest stops and area information. Please feel free to bring snacks or refreshments along with you.
Full amount required via credit card or e-transfer 12 hours before departure. *
*Cash accepted, contact for details
6:30 am Pick up at Dufferin Mall in front of The Beer Store
900 Dufferin St. Toronto
7:00 am Pick up at York Mils Subway Station, in front of Starbucks
4025 Yonge St. Toronto
11:00 am Arrive at Dogsledding company
Dogsledding Trail Ride (2 people per sled), snowshoeing
Lunch, campfire, selfie time with the dogs
2:00 pm Depart for Snow Valley Ski Area
4:30 pm Arrive at Snow Valley
Snow Tubing rides
Snack bar and café
6:00 pm Depart for Toronto
*Alternate pick-up and drop off locations may be arranged. Contact us for details
*All times are approximate and my change based on road and/or weather conditions or other
reasons beyond our direct control
YOUR EXPERIENCE INCLUDES
Return transportation in comfortable 12 seat van or 8 seat minivan
Dog sledding instruction
Dog sledding trail ride (2 people per sled)
Lunch (Beef chilli or Vegetarian option, hot chocolate, snack)
Campfire roasted marshmallows
3 snow tubing rides
WHAT TO BRING
Warm clothing including jacket, snow pants, gloves, hat and boots
Sun glasses or ski goggles
Sunscreen and lip balm
Extra snow tubing rides
Rest stop snacks or refreshments