Coming soon! Customized boat tours and taxi service starting on June 1, 2019.

 

Operate your own kicksled while being pulled by a husky on Yellowknife’s beautiful Great Slave Lake. Tours are available daily and include pre-tour orientation, a 45-minute adventure, and a visit to the Snow Castle. Tours finish with a hot drink at our Old Town log cabin.

After April 1, 2019 call to arrange your customize tour (groups of 4 or more) or stop by the Trading Post in Old Town.

Your Personal Adventure

We believe in personal experiential tours. We limit our tours to six guests at a time. For each tour, a guide will provide orientation and instruction, as well as information about our dogs and the areas being explored.

Your adventure begins at the Sundog Adventures log cabin located in historic Old Town on Back Bay. You will take part in a brief orientation session to understand your kicksled and the dog pulling you.  You will learn to use your kicksled alone at first, then with your dog.  When you are ready, you and the rest of the group will venture straight onto the frozen Yellowknife Bay.  You will stop en-route for pictures, a visit to the Snow Castle, then trek back to the log cabin to warm up, relax, share stories and enjoy a warm beverage.

A kicksled, or spark (meaning “kick” in Norwegian), has a pair of parallel, two-metre long skate blades with a footplate on each blade. Gripping the handlebars, riders scoot along by kicking with one foot, as if on a scooter made for ice. The task of kicking along is made much easier with the assistance of your husky.

Who We Are

In 2015, owners Rich McIntosh and Christine Wenman brought home Pyper (a Siberian Husky) and Wacko (a Malamute/Husky mix) from the NWT SPCA. Over the next three years, they acquired and trained six more sled dogs, including Canadian Inuit Huskies, an Alaskan Husky and two more Siberian Huskies. In 2019, they opened the doors of Sundog Adventures on Latham Island (in Yellowknife’s Old Town) with their team of huskies eager to entertain and pull guests across Back Bay on an unforgettable experience.

Book Your Adventure Now!

Effective April 1, 2019

Daily winter tours are closed for the season. After April 1, please contact us to book a customized group event (4 or more).

Call 867-446-TOUR (8687)  or stop by the Trading Post  at 4 Lessard Drive (Latham Island, Old Town)

Please dress appropriately.

Sundog Adventures

4 Lessard Drive
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

(867) 446-TOUR (8687)
info@sundogadventures.ca

More Information

General Information

Tours are booked with 1 adult per sled. If there is a child with you, smaller children can ride along on a sled controlled by an adult. Generally children ages 8 and older may ride their own sled.

Pricing

Adults (ages 12 and up):  Grand Opening Season Sale only $99!

Children (ages 6 to 11):  $75
(Children under 6 are free.)

Seniors (ages 65 and up):  $75




 

Payment Policy: Bookings may be made online or by phone with a credit card. Full payment is due at the time of the booking. Walk-ins are welcome, subject to available space. We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard and Alipay.

Cancellation Policy:  Up to 48 hours prior to tour, there is a 50% charge for cancelling the tour.  This applies to the base rates for the tour, the 6% booking fee is non-refundable. There is no refund for tours cancelled within 48 hours.

Late & No-Show Policy: Anyone who is late for, or misses, a scheduled tour is considered a “no-show”.  There is no refund for no-shows. Please call to advise us if you will be late and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Weather Policy:  Sundog Adventures will run all tours weather permitting.  If extreme temperatures and/or conditions may place the guests or dogs in danger, we reserve the right to cancel.  Refunds will be provided.

Tour Waivers:  Participants will be required to sign a waiver at time of booking online or before departure.  Anyone under the age of 18 years must have a parent or guardian sign.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.