Operate your own kicksled while being pulled by a husky on Yellowknife’s beautiful Back Bay.
Tours are available daily and include pre-tour orientation, a 45-minute adventure, and a visit to Back Bay Cemetary and picturesque ice wall. Tours finish with a hot drink at our Old Town log cabin.
What to Expect
Your Personal Adventure
We believe in personal experiential tours. We limit our tours to six guests at a time. For each tour, two guides 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 Back Bay. You will stop at Back Bay Cemetery and the ice walls for pictures, then trek back to the log cabin to warm up, relax, share stories and enjoy a warm beverage.
What is a Kicksled?
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.
Winter 2019 Schedule
Daily tours at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.
Join one of our daily tours or contact us to customize
a group tour of up to 6 people.
All tours start at 4 Lessard Drive (Latham Island, Old Town)
Please dress appropriately.
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
dress in warm winter gear (ski suits etc.), especially foot, hand and head
gear. We do not accept anyone in street shoes or running shoes. We have limited
supply of winter gear to borrow, so please do not count on any availability when
you come, unless you pre book the gear. Sundog Adventures reserves the right to
turn away improperly dressed participants; no refund will be issued.
Contact our office at 1-867-446-TOUR, or contact us online for more information.
Adults (12 and up)
$99 January – February 28, 2019.
$125 March 1 – April 30, 2019.
$75 Ages 6 – 11
5 and under are free.
Seniors $75 Ages 65+
can be made online or over the phone with a credit card, and full payment is
due at the time of the booking. Walk ins are welcome, but please note we do
book up fast so cannot guarantee space. We
accept cash Visa, Mastercard and Alipay.
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 will be a 100% charge for tours cancelled within 48 hours.
who is late for, or misses, a scheduled time will be considered a
“no-show” and there will be a 100% charge. Please call to advise us
if you will be late and will do our best to accommodate you.
BOOKINGS: Sundog Adventures will run tours weather permitting; if extreme
temperatures and/or dangerous conditions place the guests or dogs in danger we
reserve the right to cancel, refund applied.
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
have any questions, please feel free to contact