Dogsledding is a Different Canadian Winter Sport
For those who are looking for a different sport to enjoy while in Canada there are a few great ones to choose from. Some that they may not get to enjoy if they don’t have the winter weather conditions necessary for it. One of these is dog sledding.
Basics of Dog Sledding
To understand the basics of dog sledding it means going back to the beginning. To a time when this was not considered as a sport but a necessity. There are many areas in Canada where the winters are harsh and getting around is no easy task. To solve this problem dogsledding became the mode of travel. During those times it was the only way to get from one place to another. As time progressed dogsledding became a form of entertainment where it became competitive.
Most of the provinces that have sufficient snow do have some dog sledding activities. Although some regions are far more popular for this. For the local areas, they will often hold a dogsledding event as part of their winter carnivals. These may be just a one-day event or two or three at the most. In other areas where the amount of snow creates long term opportunities for Canadian winter sports, this sport is far more active.
- Whistler Blackcomb: Also known as one of the major ski resorts this area offers a lot of opportunity for those who want to participate in dogsledding on a competitive level. Although for those who just want to try it or participate once in a while there are ways they can do this. Some of the resorts will offer this as an add on activity. They may offer day outings or even weekend excursions.
Sled Dog Tours
One very popular activity to make the most of the winter season is by offering sled dog tours. These are offered in Canmore Alberta and throughout Canada.