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Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours

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Address: 109-829 10 St, Canmore, Alberta T1W 0C3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 888-311-6874
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Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, the famous forerunners in sled dog touring and...

Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, the famous forerunners in sled dog touring and racing in the Bow Valley, created the first dog sledding tours over a quarter of a century ago. With over 30 years of experience and expertise in touring, racing and conservation; we are extremely proud of our Canadian and Albertan roots and look forward to sharing our exceptional experiences with you!Our mission is to educate, entertain and provide our guests with a “once in a lifetime experience!” We employ the most qualified instructors, the friendliest and most beautiful, authentic touring huskies who all receive the best possible dog care. We provide guests with the safest tour offerings, all while ensuring the utmost comfort and superior attention to customer service and detail. Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours excels in its commitment to offer the most genuine dog sledding experience in the Canadian Rockies

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Experience of a lifetime!

For my (now) fiancee and I our trip to Canada was a particularly special one (we got engaged) and the overnight tour with Snowy Owl was the perfect finish to our time there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For my (now) fiancee and I our trip to Canada was a particularly special one (we got engaged) and the overnight tour with Snowy Owl was the perfect finish to our time there. We are husky owners ourselves, so we appreciate just how much effort goes into raising one to be both a great worker and a great socializer and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We took a bit of a risk doing this tour, as when we called to book the lady made it sound like the dogs would jump all over us and the kids would just have to put up with it. Our 5 year old loves dogs but would find this a bit intimidating. We decided to go anyway and just... More 

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SnowyOwlOwner, Owner at Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience! We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed our husky pack! It is also great to hear that the dogs were all being well-mannered! You and your family must certainly be dog people and the dogs clearly had a lot of respect for you as well! Although you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The Snowy Owl Sled Dog Summer Tour was absolutely fantastic. In fact, it surpassed all our expectations. We never imagined we would be able to interact for so long with all the dogs, who we're so much fun & all wanted cuddles. The facilities are wonderful, the staff great to deal with & the dogs are so well looked after.... More 

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SnowyOwlOwner, Owner at Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience! We are so thrilled to read that your tour with us surpassed all your expectations and thank you for all your kind words about our facility, staff and dogs! We appreciate your comments on how well cared for our dogs are as well! We certainly hope to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

A fantastic place to visit we were taken to the dog kennels, to be greeted after a short briefing the amazing dogs, most of which wanted to be tickled, the information about the different breeds of dogs was very informative, the staff are all simply wonderful with the dogs and the kennels are kept very clean, we had the pleasure... More 

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SnowyOwlOwner, Owner at Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your experience! We are so pleased to read about your time with us and how much you enjoyed your tour! Thank you for all your kind words and mention of our clean kennel facility! We certainly hope you can come see us for a winter tour next time! Happy Trails! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

So we'd decided to book this tour as hubby & son are both dog lovers. I, although love dogs, are not as passionate as them (being more of a feline fan). Anyway, I was happy to go along and was looking forward to it too, but didn't realise just how much I'd enjoy the whole experience! We met our guide,... More 

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SnowyOwlOwner, Owner at Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience and for all your kind words! It is also great that you mention you initial concern about your 8yr old son but that it wasn't needed as all the dogs are very friendly! Our pack really is a bunch of big, energetic sucks that all want to be loved by everyone! If you end... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

A fantastic place to visit if you love dogs. In the summer, you get to interact with so many dogs and learn about the operation and the sled dog breeds. My daughter did not want to leave - you can really connect with some of these animals in a very short time. A wonderful experience.

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SnowyOwlOwner, Owner at Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience! It is wonderful you mention the connection you make with our wonderful pack in such a short period of time! They are certainly a friendly and loving bunch! Your daughter may have caught the "sled dog bug" - be warned in may turn into a mushing addiction in... More 

Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

While on vacation in Banff, my husband and I had the extreme pleasure of visiting the dog kennel. It was fantastic! If you're nervous the dogs are poorly behaved.. Don't be! They are very friendly and completely cuddle worthy. Our guide Jereme was enthusiastic and extremely informative. We were able to mingle/play/pet 80 males during their play time..sorta a doggie... More 

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SnowyOwlOwner, Owner at Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience! It is great to read that you found all our dogs to be very friendly and cuddly! They absolutely are a bunch of darlings! You're right, if a person is nervous, they can be more "bratty"! They can certainly sense when someone is worried and generally single them... More 

Martinez, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

If you love dogs and want to see a kennel run correctly, visit Snowy Owl. It was such a well run facility and the people love the dogs and their work.

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SnowyOwlOwner, Owner at Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, responded to this review

Wow, thank you very much for the recommendation! It is wonderful to hear that our dedication and commitment to our sled dogs and company is appreciated! We certainly hope you will join us again some time soon and thank you for supporting humane mushing! Happy Trails to you! More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Our family is slightly dog obsessed and loved this visit to the snowy owl sled dogs in Canmore. You get to spend half an hour with the female dogs who are running free in their pen. They are very friendly and loved to be patted. Then you visit the male dogs. They are chained to their kennels since they are... More 

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SnowyOwlOwner, Owner at Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience! We actually take turns free running each section of the kennel, each side get's an opportunity to free run with our guests and alternate days. The males were tethered during your visit given that it was not their turn that day - not because they are bigger! The... More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This was a birthday gift to me, and was an awesome experience. The guides and owners were professional, polite and had a warm welcome for everyone. I felt well informed all the way, and having never guided dogs before (nor even own a dog) I was highly nervous. In the end, the dog guiding was relatively easy - the dogs... More 

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SnowyOwlOwner, Owner at Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! It is great that you speak to your uneasy feeling before starting out on the trail as some other guests can certainly relate! As you mention, our dogs know exactly what is going on and of course, what to do each step of the way! The dogs certainly make driving... More 

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