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Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours

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Address: 109-829 10th Street, Canmore, Alberta T1W 0C3, Canada
Phone Number: 1-888-311-6874
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Description: Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, the famous forerunners in sled dog touring and...
Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, the famous forerunners in sled dog touring and racing in the Bow Valley, created the first dog sledding tours over a quarter of a century ago. With over 30 years of experience and expertise in touring, racing and conservation; we are extremely proud of our Canadian and Albertan roots and look forward to sharing our exceptional experiences with you!Our mission is to educate, entertain and provide our guests with a “once in a lifetime experience!” We employ the most qualified instructors, the friendliest and most beautiful, authentic touring huskies who all receive the best possible dog care. We provide guests with the safest tour offerings, all while ensuring the utmost comfort and superior attention to customer service and detail. Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours excels in its commitment to offer the most genuine dog sledding experience in the Canadian Rockies
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A great experience.

Fantastic few hours with these lovely dogs. Ethan our guide really knows his stuff, we learned a lot and it was entertaining too. Have been on one of these type tours in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Fantastic few hours with these lovely dogs. Ethan our guide really knows his stuff, we learned a lot and it was entertaining too. Have been on one of these type tours in the winter in Lapland and didn't get to pat the dogs as they were all chained up. This was summer and they were roaming free so came up... More 

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My husband was more keen to do the summer tour with this company than myself as he is a huge dog lover! I like dogs but not as much as him! Anyway we were picked up by Ethan who took us to meet the dogs - a man that clearly loves his work and his dogs he was so interesting... More 

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Red Deer, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Our wonderful summer dog sled tour was very informative with lots of lovin from many beautiful sled dogs! We were picked up by Ethan at the Snowy Owl store in downtown Canmore & after a short comfortable van ride we were greeted by our tour guide Carlin & our first furry friend Koda. The attention to details of why things... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Went on the two hour dog tour, the people running the tours were very professional, helpful and knowledgeable. You know the dogs just love doing this as they just want to start running and the handlers had to hold them back. If you pay a bit extra you can have a sled to yourself, so my husband and I did... More 

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Edmonton, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We've just returned from the summer kennel tour and it was great. The guide was extremely knowledgable and the tour was very informative. It was interesting to learn about the different breeds of dogs that are presently used and some of the history of the sport. It was very fun to freely interact with the dogs. I would highly recommend... More 

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Magnolia, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

They have about 179 sled dogs and since it was off season, we got a two hour lesson how how they care for and use their dogs. This is run by the original owners and it is clear they care about and plan for their dogs' life long experience. Careful records are kept on each dog and their living area... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was one of the best outdoor activities our family has ever experienced. We did the 2 hour tour. Everything from the time of pick up at our hotel in Banff to the drop off, was handled extremely well. The training was more than sufficient and the journey itself with the dogs was unbelievable. My husband and daughter (who is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

What an incredible day! The shuttle bus ride through the mountains is beautiful and you hardly notice the 45-60 minute trip from your hotel to the sledding area. My wife and I had our own sled and were each given the chance to "drive". I appreciate that driving the sled might not be for everyone, but if you think you... More 

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We booked the Powder Hound Express Dogsled Tour. There was a complimentary pickup from our hotel in Banff, and we were driven to the main Snowy Owl shop in Canmore to use the bathroom and to shop in their store before we travelled into the mountains. The drive took approximately 1 hour between pick up in Banff and getting to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Such an amazing experience- we ended up driving our own sled, my friend an I swear swiched the halfway point so got to experiences both driving and being a passenger. The dogs are so amazing they knew ex cty what to do and where to go. This company my clearly loves their dogs, and it isn react to se such... More 

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