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Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours

Address: 109-829 10th Street, Canmore, Alberta T1W 0C3, Canada
Phone Number: 1-888-311-6874
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Ranked #1 of 38 Activities in Canmore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, the famous forerunners in sled dog touring and racing in the Bow Valley...
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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Type: Tours, Adventure
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: 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
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was really hoping to take a sled ride with the dogs, but since we were too early for snow, my husband and I booked a kennel tour. We had an excellent time! It was very interesting to hear about how different breeds are selected for different attributes, and how the dogs have different roles in pulling the sled. I... More 

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Perth, Australia
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20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I visited Canada for 6 weeks to spend time with my family and see the Rocky Mountains. Everywhere I went I had highlights or "top days" that I thought couldn't be topped - until the day with Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours. It was THE highlight of the whole trip. I was collected on time in a nice mini van,... More 

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Box Elder, South Dakota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours near Banff, Alberta, Canada, provides tours of the kennels in the summer and up-close-and personal contact with 184 wonderful sled dogs. The excellent tour is done in small groups and teaches you everything about how these dogs are lovingly raised. The dogs are very social and just beautiful animals. In the winter you can drive... More 

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The highlight of our trip was playing with and loving so many wonderful dogs. It was heart warming to watch the people work with and care for the dogs. At first I thought it was expensive, but after being there I feel it was well worth the money. I would do it again in a heart beat.

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Stratford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A year later and our ten year old Son won't stop talking about the huskies so we went for a tour to the actual Kennel this year. A bus was supplied to bring a group to the kennels. They introduced us to groups of dogs and there was ample opportunity to take pictures with the dogs and cuddle with them.... More 

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Wellington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My husband said when I booked this quite expensive excursion -(for 4 of us) "it better be worth it " .... he would honestly say now ; that was the best thing we did the whole holiday !!!! This experience is a once in a lifetime thrill - with memories & photos you will never forget - my jaw was... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This was a summer visit and luckily the weather was good. We got a 1½ hour tour with Ethan, one of the directors. He introduced us to almost all of the more outgoing dogs (there are about 180 and a 3 week old litter of six cute pups) and explained about sledding and all the different sled dog breeds, their... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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26 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Dogsledding was on my wife's "bucket list", and I can only say it was memorable, and exceeded expectations. We did a 4 hour tour in the morning, and that's about right for a first time experience. 2 hours would be too short, and an all day tour would be a lot to ask of a greenhorn. They give you plenty... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

During the summer, Snowy Owl offers tours of the sled dog facility. You get to learn about how they're trained, what they eat, how they're cared for, different breeds, etc. But most importantly, you get to play with the dogs (including puppies)! The guide is careful to make sure that visitors are only approaching dogs who will be friendly and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

A fun time had by all. Surprised at how 'hands on' it was. Great guides and thorough safety briefing. Much loved and cared for dogs who enjoyed the experience as much as we did. A 'must do'.

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