Dogsledding in Ontario used to be one of the most reliable means for transportation once the snow fell. Nowadays, you can make it from one side of Muskoka to the other without the use of a dogsled but mushing has transformed into one of winter’s thrilling and nostalgic recreational adventures.
Now you can experience travel like the good ol’ days, except when you are done you don’t have to hunt and camp to survive. You can return to your resort for a delicious dining experience and warm up by the campfire with a warm drink.
Muskoka has a number of dogsledding companies that offer tours, and a number of the resorts in the area offer packages that include overnight accommodations. For your taste of adventure, plan your winter getaway to Muskoka for some of the best dogsledding in Ontario.
- North Ridge Ranch in Huntsville provides half day tours and one hour tours throughout the winter. Owner and Operator Brad Fetterley along with Leah Blenkinsop and over 50 amazing Alaskan Huskies make up a dynamic team that are excited to take you on an unforgettable dog sled tour through the wilds of Muskoka. To request a tour with Brad and his four legged friends, visit their website.
- JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka will feature dog sledding on site on select days for guests at an additional cost. Make your reservations early!
- March 11, 13, 15, 17, 18
- February 4, 11, 18, 19, 25
- January 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 14, 21, 28
- December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
- Couples Resort & Algonquin Spa features dog sledding 5 days a week for guests at an additional cost. The couples’ trip is approximately 1 hour, starting at the nearby Adventure Stables and heading into Algonquin.
- Fern Glen Inn features an overnight package that includes dog sledding at North Ridge Ranch, and a hearty chili dinner back at the Inn after working up an appetite on the trails.
- Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve in nearby Haliburton offers dog sledding excursions (roughly 1 hour east of Dorset).