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“Dog Gone Fun!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours

Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours
109-829 10th Street, Canmore, Alberta T1W 0C3, Canada
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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“Dog Gone Fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We just got back from the summer tour and loved it! Educational and fun. Steve was a fabulous guide and all the dogs and puppies were beautiful and friendly. Our favourite part? All of it! Thank you Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours for a great time!

Visited August 2012
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“Summer kennel tour is great fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We were looking forward to this and it did not disappoint! The tour starts at the office where you are driven in a van to the kennels nearby. We learned about the breeds of the dogs and the operations of the facility (feeding and care of the dogs). Our guide Steve was very knowledgeable and obviously loves all the dogs.

Oh, the dogs! I was not exactly sure what to expect, but you can pet ( and get hugged and kissed) by as many dogs as you can stand :). They are all happy and love to interact. A few dogs, who are less social, are on the outer edge so that you are guided away from them. At the end you can also play with the puppies - a highlight for all. If you are visiting the area in the summer, this is something very unique and fun to do.

Do wear pants and shoes (not sandals) - makes dog 'hugs' less painful.

Visited July 2012
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Muscat, Oman
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“Summer tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We visited the Snowy Owl kennels today and were very impressed with the set up. It would have been marvellous to go in the winter but we still wanted to explore the place during the summer. I was slightly apprehensive as I wondered would we find the event a waste of money. However both my girls were keen so off we headed. You check in at their office in Canmore, from there we were taken to the kennels, a great set up with up to 170 dogs. We were in a group of ten and were introduced to the dogs, told the history of each kind of dog and got the chance to interact with every dog that wanted to. What impressed me so much was how the guy who showed us round, one of the owners (Sorry cant remember your name )knew every dog's name. You could tell the dogs were happy and very comfortable interacting with their owners as well as our group. The kennels were well managed, very clean and it look like a really professional operation. We learnt about the caring of the animals, the food, the exercise, breeding adoption programme etc.The tour lasted 1.5 hours and was so enjoyable. The last 15 minutes were set aside to play with the puppies. This was not a hard sell operation. I would love to come back in the winter one day and do the sledging.However I came away very impressed with the set up and felt that the 45CAD was worth it as it helps keep these beautiful dogs well cared for.

Visited July 2012
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“Best Place on Earth - Must Love Dogs! :-) or at least like them!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

The summer tour at Snowy Owl will be the best place you will find on a vacation. Not only do you get an interesting and informative look into the lives of sled dogs, but you get to ..... PET DOGS!!!! :-D. And some of the most friendliest dogs on the planet, I might add! These 4 legged members of the Snowy Owl family will greet you like you've never been greeted before, and the 2 legged members are pretty great as well. And if you're really lucky, you may even get to see the puppies that are responsibly breeded to take the place of the soon-to-be retiring dogs. And these people are very responsible to proper looking after their doggie family members-they care about them, and as you will see, they are well cared from puppy well into their golden years! I've done this tour now every year for at least 3 years, maybe 4 and will continue to go back every year!! See for yourself why!!

Visited July 2012
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Edmonton Alberta Canada
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“Best experience of a life time!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I am sharing our last Christmas experience dog sledding now so you can book your best winter fun activity ever for next winter! Wow! I booked the Snowy Owl dogsledding for my family on Dec. 26 ( Boxing Day) and it was an experience of a life time for all! Our adult children took control of the dogsleds and gave their parents a ride of a lifetime!! However driving the sleds is ever more of a rush! Check this off my bucket list!! Don' t pass up this experience!

Visited December 2011
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