Dog Sledding is a uniquely northern pastime that was once the primary method of getting around in the winter. These days, cars and snowmobiles have become more popular, but the tradition is kept alive by a number of local families who continue to raise and breed some of the fastest and strongest sled dogs in the world. Snuggle up in a cozy, comfortable sled and cruise through the enchanted winter landscape of the boreal forest, and then relax afterwards with a cup of hot chocolate!
Hit the Snowy Trails
For a true northern cultural experience, soar across a snow-covered lake behind a dog team! Dash through the snowy trails of Great Slave Lake on an exciting but cozy ride. Experience the adrenaline of mushing your very own dog team. For the ultimate experience, try a multi-day expedition. Travel the north by dog team while staying in tents and lodges. Our dog mushers are world champions, who'll make you right at home on a dogsled.
World Class Aurora Viewing in a serene traditional aboriginal setting. Offering comfortable aurora viewing in heated "Aurora Kotatsu" seats! Other activities: sliding (tubes provided), snowshoeing, dogsledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, aerial wildlife viewing tours, aboriginal craft lessons and much more. Winter clothing rentals available. Tours are available in Japanese/English.
Beck's Kennels Tours
Beck's Kennels is a diversified professional dog sled kennel and tour company that has been hosting visitors to Yellowknife for over 20 years. They specialize in dogsledding, outdoor adventures and aurora viewing, and offers a wide variety of day trips, multi-day expedition and package tours. Whether you need an activity for one afternoon or to plan out an entire trip, Beck's Kennels is sure to have exactly what you need!
We are a small kennel of only 30 dogs with all tours being run by my partner and I. We pride ourselves on exceptional dog welfare. We offer 40 minute, drive your own dogsled tours or 40 minute guided tours. We use distance racing alaskan huskies for their stamina, strength and resilience to the cold. Our dogs are all let off their tether loose everyday and come to and from the gangline on their own with no leash.