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Howling Dog Tours is a family-run operation out of Canmore Alberta and offers visitors a unique outdoor adventure. The company runs tours in the majestic Rocky mountains, near Canmore, Banff and Kananaskis Country, which combine spectacular alpine...more
105-712 Bow Valley Trail | Canmore, Alberta, Canada, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2H4, Canada
+1 403-678-9588
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 25, 2012

While in Canmore for a 5 day holiday, we decided to go on a dogsled adventure. We looked online and then visited the offices of two companies in Canmore: Snowy Owl and Howling Dog. Both companies were the same price for a 2 hour trip....More

3  Thank Kiammo
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Reviewed April 19, 2010

The definition of tour is "travelling around place to place","a long journey visiting places", or "to travel through.I have felt very mislead in the information about a 2 hour tour I purchased for touring or travelling. We stopped many times for no viewings, just the...More

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HowlingDogTours, Owner at Howling Dog Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2013

It is hard to understand why the focus on time was so important when the primary experience should be focused on enjoying the whole time with the dogs, as most of our guests do! The two hour experience includes interaction with the dogs - we...More

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Reviewed July 31, 2018

This was not our first time dog sledding but it was the best. The route was phenomenally beautiful and there was plenty of time to interact with the friendly dogs. The sled was remarkably comfortable, like a bed on skis, which my children appreciated given...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

We truly enjoyed our afternoon dog sledding in the Canadian Rockies with Cola, Edge, John, Safety, Chilly, Glacier and Connor (our nephew & godson) as our guide. From the informative van ride out to the site - meeting the professionals at the trail head, seeing...More

Thank Dawn D
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Your sled is pulled by absolutely beautiful,majestic dogs through the most breathtaking scenery. It was such a wonderful day and a real memory maker. Our musher Chad was brilliant, he was so knowledgable and you could tell he really loved the dogs. We both took...More

Thank Clatie2307
Reviewed April 4, 2018

We were recommended to Howling Dog Tours (henceforth HDT) by our hotel and what a fantastic experience it turned out to be! The booking process was smooth with the helpful front desk staff Darek (of Juniper) calling HDT for us. Within half an hour, we...More

Thank Phunkhaiser
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Caught the shuttle bus from Banff. 45 min drive though spectacular snow covered country side. After the normal safety briefing we were introduced to guide and musher, Michael. First job was to meet the dogs and give them good pat and greeting. Then we helped...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

Had a wonderful time the dogs are really lovely and so friendly they love a good pat . The staff are all amazing nothing is to much trouble. The cookies and hot chocolate are the best . Would do it again best fun ever ....More

Thank lsiddins
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

We had a great experience all around with Howling Dog Tours. One guide is assigned to each sled, which holds two guests. The guests ride along in the sled for part of the time and then stand in back with the guide for part of...More

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

This was an amazing experience. Getting to handle the dogs and get to know them was a superb start. Yes there's a bus ride to the start (well you don't want to be sledding round the streets of Canmore!). The guides are fantastic and obviously...More

Thank Magpie105
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

If you are prepared to have a poor booking experience and then have your trip, which you planned a year in advance, to be cancelled the evening before your scheduled to go, then book with this company. Oh and reason for cancellation vehicle maintenance and...More

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HowlingDogTours, Owner at Howling Dog Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2018

There are many factors involved in running a dogsled tour company, and the welfare of the dogs is number one. If we feel the dogs need a rest it is because we have their best interest in mind. As well, a major part of our...More

Reviewed March 20, 2018

From pick-up to drop-off, Howling Dog Tours did a great job of making us feel welcome and comfortable and ensured our entire experience was fabulous! They were timely, efficient, informative, and caring. We were very impressed and pleased with our guide, Doug, who answered our...More

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November 3, 2018|
Response from HowlingDogTours | Property representative |
Hello! Thank you for your interest in Howling Dog Tours. We are based out of Canmore, Alberta (not BC), near Banff. We do not allow any dogs on our tours, sorry! Let me know if you have any further questions.
February 6, 2018|
Response from HowlingDogTours | Property representative |
Hi there! We run our tours from December to April; the best weather and snow is usually February and early March! Hope to see you on the trail.
August 10, 2016|
Response from neilm18 | Reviewed this property |
The area is around Banff Alberta which is world renown for its natural beauty and an opportunity to go on hikes, there is Calgary great city, lots of things to do