DOG SLED TOURS IN YUKON: YOUR HUSKY TRIP TO CANADA

Dog Sledding Tours Yukon

Travel by gentle paws through an untouched wilderness, in one of the most unique and authentic adventures you could imagine. Husky tours and multi-day trips provide great opportunities to experience the unique and isolated nature of Yukon – all without the need for cars, engines or motorised sleds. Read more about dog sledding tours in Yukon.

Dogsledding adventures and tours in Yukon

Today, dog sledding trips and events are awesome opportunities to experience the unique nature and solitude of Yukon without cars or snowmobiles. Find more information below about the right dog sledding kennel, general information about the Yukon Territories, the Yukon Quest race and the history of sled dogs in Yukon.

Our Canadian Yukon partners, husky kennels and dog sledding providers:

Sky High Wilderness Ranch ●●●●●
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Yukon, Canada
Mount Logan Lodge ●●●●◐
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Yukon, Canada
Arctic Range Adventure ●●●●◐
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Yukon, Canada
Cathers Wilderness Adventures ●●●●●
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Yukon, Canada
Northern Tales ●●●●◐
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Yukon, Canada
Muktuk Adventures
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Yukon, Canada
Alayuk Adventures ●●●●◐
Racing Kennel
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Yukon, Canada
Boreal Kennels ●●●●●
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Yukon, Canada

Dog sledding history in Yukon

Sled dogs are an essential element in the history of transportation in the Yukon territories. Most notably, dog sledding was an irreplaceable method of transport during the gold rush period and for mail delivery services between Canada and Alaska. In the wintertime, most gold rush areas were only accessible by dog sleds. Whatever the gold miners required during the long winter period (trade, medicine, doctors, mail, food etc.) had to be transported by dog sleds. Alaskan Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes have been the top choice of breeds for this hard work. This is true both historically and currently due to the fact that these two dog breeds are able to endure the toughest weather conditions.

Yukon Quest Race

This incredible 1,000 mile (1,600 km) sled dog race from Whitehorse (Yukon) to Fairbanks (Alaska) is famous for being the toughest sled dog race in the world. Since 1984, the Yukon Quest race has been held annually every February. This special event takes place regardless of weather conditions, which can range from mild to incredibly harsh. It follows the historic routes of the gold rush and dog sled mail delivery from the turn of the 20th century. On these winter wilderness trips, racers must overcome ever-changing conditions, such as temperatures dropping below - 40°C, remarkably strong winds, and other cold weather phenomena that are typical for this season.

General Yukon information

The Yukon territories have been the land of trappers, gold diggers and adventurers for centuries. The name Yukon comes from the astonishing Yukon River which crosses the entire territory from British Columbia to Alaska, with a total length of 1,938 miles (3,120 kilometres) ending in the Bering Sea. The highest mountain in Canada, Mount Logan, is part of the Yukon territories and is located in the south-west. It has an incredible height of 19,550ft (6,194 meters).  Scarcely more than 33,000 people live on the 186 thousand square miles (480 thousand square kilometres) that make up this territory. This means that the population density is only 0.06 people per square mile. Today, most residents (approximately 20,000) live in the southern Yukon city of Whitehorse. Apart from this and a few other small towns, the Yukon territory is dominated by extraordinary nature in its wildest form, with animals such as bears, wolves, and moose roaming the wide-open spaces in solitude.