Dogsledding adventuresThe dog days of winter
Become one with winter: go on a dogsledding adventure! Set off with your dog team on virgin trails. Feel the wind pummel your cheeks in the silence of nature, broken only by the panting of the huskies and malamutes racing ahead at full throttle. Québec is the perfect place to try your hand at this one-of-a-kind activity: wide open spaces abound, and your canine companions are in their element!
Communing with nature
A traditional method of transportation in the Great North, the dogsled was integral to the Inuit and Amerindian lifestyle, and later adopted by the fur traders, missionaries and gold prospectors to travel through the forests. Today, it is a recreational activity that puts you in touch with nature as you establish a unique bond with the dogs.
Dashing through the snow
Before heading off, make friends with these magnificent animals who await only your signal to spring into action. Learn how to drive the sled yourself with the help of a professional guide, also known as a “musher.” Outings of several hours or guided excursions of one to seven days are available in most regions of Québec. Nights are spent in a tepee, rustic chalet or something a little more upscale. It goes without saying that warm clothing is de rigueur! Athletes who really want to test their mettle can try “ski pulka,” a combination of dogsledding and cross-country skiing.
The sled speeds ahead as time stands still!