Tagish Lake

We offer half day trips and full day trips for winter tours. Learn to drive your own team and bond with world class four-legged athletes.

winter toursHalf Day (3 hours)

$190 CAD plus GST

Introductory lesson that includes how to hook up a team and basic commands
Basic safety instruction
Everyone drives their own sled
Three to five dogs per team
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and snacks are provided
Make a winter half day reservation


winter toursFull day (5 hours)

$275 CAD plus GST

Introductory lesson that includes how to hook up a team and basic commands
Basic safety instruction
Everyone drives their own sled
Three to five dogs per team
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and snacks are provided
Make a winter full day reservation


Take advantage of our expert knowledge and our multiple Iditarod & Yukon Quest racing experience – we’ll teach you how to run and take care of your own dog team and share our fascinating stories of more than 45 years of dog sledding!


Full day tour with luxury wilderness lunch (Full day Tagish Lake Loop)

 

Do you have friends staying with you from the South over the weekend? Or are you in Whitehorse on business and would like to clear your head for a day? This is the perfect escape for all those who have not much time on their hands – a full day of adventure, lovely dogs and great northern hospitality!

Your dog sledding adventure starts at our kennel in Tagish, from where you’ll be heading South on the frozen lake and enjoying the breathtaking mountain surroundings. For lunch, you stop at Tagish Wilderness Lodge – the perfect mid-way getaway to have a healthy, home cooked lunch in the middle of pristine wilderness. After Lunch, you’ll board the dogsled again and your team will take you back to Tagish on another route along this vast lake – maybe you’ll even see a lynx peeking out of the forest when you drive along the shore!

Dates
06 February – 10 April, daily

  • Ride your own dog team for a day
  • Visit the remote and beautiful Tagish Wilderness Lodge for lunch
  • Enjoy an easy ride through the vast Yukon winter landscape
  • Learn from the experts – professional dog mushers Michelle Phillips, Ed Hopkins and their team

Bring your own car and meet your dog team at 10 Mile in Tagish at 11am.
At Tagish Lake Kennel, you’ll be introduced into the 1-0-1 of dog mushing by professional mushers and Iditarod/Quest finishers. Geared up and ready, your dog team takes you onto Tagish Lake in just a few minutes. Heading South on the frozen lake and enjoying the breathtaking mountain surroundings, you’ll reach Tagish Wilderness Lodge in just a little under two hours. The perfect time to stop and have a healthy home made lunch, prepared by your Swiss hosts at the Lodge. After Lunch, you’ll board the dogsled again and your team will take you back to Tagish on another route along this vast lake – maybe you’ll even see a lynx peeking out of the forest when you drive along the shore!

Services included

  • Full day dog sledding with own dog team
  • Instruction and guiding by professional musher/guide
  • Hot lunch at Tagish Wilderness Lodge, including soft drink and coffee/tea

Not included

  • Transportation to Tagish Lake Kennel (shuttle prices available upon request)
  • Alcoholic beverages (the Lodge is licensed)
  • Winter gear
  • Personal insurance
  • 5% Goods & Services Tax (GST)

Rates 2015
Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars CAD, exclusive of 5% GST
Full day Tagish Lake Loop with own dogteam & guide: $ 295.00 CAD


3 day dog sledding escape – follow in the footsteps of Iditarod and Quest veterans! (Dogsledding weekend escape – 3 days)

 

Your chance to experience dog sledding in the Yukon as captain of your own loyal dog team!
Let us take you on the ride of your lifetime! Our friendly and very well trained dogs will accompany you through the vast Yukon wilderness on a 3-day escape, starting in Tagish. You’ll be experiencing beautiful winter days in great company and excellent Northern Hospitality at Tagish Wilderness Lodge. Always right with you are professional musher Michelle Phillips and her team, making sure you enjoy every minute of this amazing trip out into the wild!
In the evenings, don’t miss your chance to see the Northern Lights – with Tagish Lake being oriented North-South, you have the best view from the middle of the frozen lake, when the spectacle unfolds.

Dates
01 February – 10 April 2015, daily

  • 3 days of dog sledding on and around Tagish Lake
  • 1 person per sled – you drive your own team!
  • 2:1 customer/guide ratio for an exclusive and private experience!

Day 1 – We will meet you at our kennel in Tagish, and give you a first hand instruction of how to run your own dogteam. Geared up and ready, you’ll drive your dogsled onto the frozen Tagish Lake. After a smooth 1 hour ride, you’ll reach Tagish Wilderness Lodge, your home for the next couple of days. Enjoy a nature interpretive walk by your hosts to learn about life in the North. Don’t miss to go out at night to marvel at the mystic Northern Lights, another unique winter experience in the Yukon!

Day 2 – Get your team ready for a day out in the wilderness. You’ll drive across the lake to a remote camp spot, where you learn how to take care of your dog team when out camping. Refreshed and strengthened by a hearty trapper’s lunch, you’ll head home where a warm shower and hot herbal sauna is waiting for you. Another chance for you to watch the spectacular Northern Lights unfold at night.

Day 3 – After breakfast, you slowly get ready for the ride home. You’ll reach Tagish Lake Kennel in the early afternoon and say goodbye to your loyal huskies.

Services included

  • Drive your own sled with Iditarod and Quest veteran dogs!
  • Briefing and safety instructions by professional musher
  • Guided dog sledding on all 3 days
  • 2 overnights in a cozy log built cabin at Tagish Wilderness Lodge
  • All meals while at the Lodge, afternoon snacks and trapper’s lunch during the full day excursion
  • Use of herbal sauna at Tagish Wilderness Lodge

Not included

  • Travel to/from Tagish – Tagish Lake Kennel (shuttle transportation available at CAD 220.00 per trip and vehicle)
  • Winter clothing – bring your own (ask us for a pack list) or book it with your trip!
  • Personal insurance
  • 5% Goods & Services Tax (GST)

Rates 2015
Dog Sledding Weekend, per person: CAD 1,350.00


Good to know – important information

The program is designed for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 participants.
For multi-day tours, terms & conditions of Tagish Wilderness Lodge apply. If you have a moderate fitness level and a good feeling of balance, you will enjoy this tour. No dog mushing or wilderness experience is needed for this program. Standing on a dogsled is comparable with cross country skiing. We do however request that you fill in our health form prior to signing up for a tour, so we can make sure it suits your physical condition. Program and prices may change without prior notice. All activities are subject to weather conditions. No refund available for activities cancelled due to act of god. We recommend to purchase a travel/health insurance for your trip Please refer to our Terms and Conditions prior to booking. Also, please be aware that all of our guests are required to sign a liability waiver prior to arrival. You will receive the waiver form together with your booking confirmation. Thank you!


Things to Bring

  • Long Underwear
  • Fleece Pants and Sweater
  • Neck Warmer
  • Fleece Hat
  • Thermal Socks
  • Fleece Gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Winter Coat
  • Winter Boots