Customized tours or join a tour.
Operate your own kicksled while being
pulled by a northern husky dog.

Steve Schwarz Photography

Amazing sightseeing and a visit to the Ice Caves or Snow Castle (March 2020)

Steve Schwarz Photography

Kicksled Tours

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.

Book your winter adventure year-round!

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Aurora Photography Workshop

Learn the secrets to photographing the aurora borealis. The workshop includes a classroom presentation followed by a hands-on photography practice outside. 

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.

Steve Schwarz Photography

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!

Plan your Winter Adventure today!

Winter Schedule: December 15, 2019 – May 1, 2020.

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)

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.


Adults (ages 12 and up): $125

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:  No penalty for cancellations made by 12:00 / noon (MST) the day before your tour. Cancellations made after this will be charged 50% of the base tour rate.

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.