Winterdance Dogsled Tours
Winterdance Dogsled Tours
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Experience what it's like to drive a dogsled team with Ontario's only Iditarod & Yukon Quest kennel! Our family run business complete with 150 loveable Siberian Huskies has had the honour of welcoming guests from around the world since 1999, with the stunning rugged wilderness of Haliburton/Algonquin Park as our backdrop. Escape today's hectic world & let your spirit soar as our huskies share their passion & this amazing land reveals its magic.
Haliburton, Ontario, Canada
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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Betty Jo P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This is my TENTH trip to Winterdance with yet another group of Rotary Exchange Students and every trip gets more and more exhilarating! Students and adults alike all say this is a most incredible experience. Hank and Tanya and all the Winterdance team obviously care very much about each and every dog. They are excited to run and are all so adorable! I'll definitely be back again next year with yet another group of happy riders! It id definitely worth the trip to Haliburton!
Written February 27, 2024
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Zilvar
Peterborough, Canada78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This was my wife living her dream, we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary and going for our first dogsled tour was a nice way to celebrate. We really enjoyed the experience of driving the dogsled through the wilderness of Haliburton Highlands and having the privilege of Hank himself being our guide. Tania and Hank were great, they are a very nice couple, helpful and patient with us old newbies. Their dogs are beautiful, friendly and they love to pull the sled. We appreciate having this opportunity, thanks to Tania and Hank. We also rented their cottage, which is about 20 minutes drive from the trailhead. It is on a lake, very quiet and peaceful. The cottage itself was comfortable and cosy with the wood stove, but don't expect any luxury.
Written February 23, 2024
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Chris J
Ontario, Canada6 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Couples
We spent the perfect Valentine's Day dog sledding. The team at Winterdance are all very friendly and explained everything perfectly. The fun started when they brought the beautiful dogs out to take us on our afternoon sledding adventure. It truly is a awesome experience. It is definitely a fun time with nature and the dogs. Can't say enough about what a fabulous time we had. Well done Winterdance to your team both two legged and four legged.
Written February 15, 2024
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Sarah K
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Totally enjoyed a momma’s weekend away with my girl friends dog sledding! Ended up with a beautiful day and an amazing experience. The dogs were so happy to get going and do what they love. Hank is so experienced and made us feel so comfortable and safe. You could see the love and respect that Hank and the rest of the Winterdance team have for their dogs. The dogs were in great shape and so friendly! 10/10 would recommend Winterdance as the place to go!! We’ll be back for sure!

Thanks for taking us momma’s out for a great morning!
Written February 12, 2024
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Mike C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
My wife Cheryl and I were looking for something unique to do around valentine's day, so we rented the winterdance cabin and booked a 1/2 day dogsledding tour.... amazing experience to feel the power and loyalty of these dogs! Sierra, our guide briefed us all on how to drive, so thorough and devoted to safety and the dog sled experience!!
Thank you again Sierra for an awesome time and thank you Hank and Tanya for providing it. The respect and love you all have for these amazing dogs is truly inspiring!
We will be back! :)

Mike and Cheryl
Written February 10, 2024
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Lindsay, Canada40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Life is about the moments between the seconds that make up memories. A perfect day, great staff and amazing dogs has burned a memory into my brain that I will cherish forever. The people at Winterdance made everything easy. If you're looking for an experience, I highly recommend.
Written February 6, 2024
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Vanessa F
Barrie, Canada3 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Family
Wonderful. This was our second time touring with Winterdance and it was even better than the first time.
Michaela is an amazing guide!! She is patient and so friendly. Her knowledge and skill made us all feel comfortable.
The dogs are so happy, you can't help but love their unique personalities. They must be the luckiest dogs on earth, doing what they enjoy and so well cared for.
Winterdance's property is scenic and huge. It has a nice combination of hills, flat, and picturesque frozen water.
If we ever have an opportunity to go again, we will.
Written February 4, 2024
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V Z
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Jan 2024 • Couples
My husband bought a 2 hour excursion for my birthday. It was a bucket list item of mine that I’ve always wanted to do. It was amazing! The dogs were so friendly and healthy. They looked like they are treated very well and loved. They were very excited to go sledding. Truly beautiful animals. The guides were very helpful and attentive. My husband learnt how to drive the sled. I was passenger the whole time. The trail was beautiful. Felt very good to be outside in nature. HIGHLY recommend to anyone who loves dogs and wants to try it! Also wanted to give a big shout out to Barb! She was absolutely lovely! She told us many of Hanks stories and told us lots of interesting information on dog sledding. She really went above and beyond to be an excellent host. The only thing I wish is that we should have picked a longer excursion!!! We will hopefully be back! Thanks so much for a great day!
Written February 1, 2024
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Annette S
Ontario72 contributions
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Jan 2024 • Family
Highly recommend! Professional and fun, the Winterdance team is great. The dogs are well cared for and love/ live to run. Our family of eight (including young teens) had a great time on the trails and learning to drive a dog team.
Written January 28, 2024
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Elvedina
Mississauga, Canada34 contributions
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Jan 2024 • Couples
OMG what an experience! We did not want to leave.
The dogs are so well kept and beautiful. Our guide Sierra was so knowledgeable and passionate. We simply can’t say enough about our fabulous dogsledding experience at Winterdance.

We were so impressed with the level of care and affection the dogs received. The huskies are so sweet and stunning. The actual sledding was so much fun, and through beautiful countryside.

We highly recommend Winterdance and can't wait to go back!!!
Written January 25, 2024
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