Boundary Ranch and Mad Dogs and Englishmen have teamed up to offer a one of a kind winter experience that you won’t want to miss.
As always the safety of our clients, dogs, and guides are of the upmost importance to us. With this in mind and with the new restrictions outlined in the province of Alberta on Dec 8, 2020, we have implemented new booking, tour, and cancellation policies.
Please contact the office if you have any questions regarding our situation or policies. We are excited about the winter season and getting out on the trail! We appreciate your assistance in keeping us all safe and healthy!
The Mad Dogs Team
Based out of the beautiful Boundary Ranch, deep in the Kananaskis Valley, Mad Dogs and Englishmen will take you on a one of a kind dogsledding tour!
The tour will begin with a brief instruction and then you will take off on your journey through the forest surrounding the Ranch aboard your Dog Sled. The first stop will give you a chance to explore Teepees in a Teepee encampment while learning about how dogs and horses have played a role in shaping Alberta’s History and landscape. Roast a marshmallow over the campfire and enjoy a steaming cup of hot chocolate with home baked cookies. Deer are often encountered on this tour and occasionally moose or elk. Wolf and cougar tracks are common as well as Snowshoe Hare and Coyote signs.
Once back on your sleds, you will loop around to see the Bison in the Ranch's Buffalo Viewing Paddock. Here you will have close-up viewing of the resident herd with the Bull and his cows, along with this years calves. The Trappers Cabin, just up the trail, offers a little history of the Kananaskis valley where you will see artifacts from bygone trapping days! Claw marks from our summer visitors, the Grizzly bears, are also pointed out. From here, with the dogs raring to go, you will head off for your final leg of the tour back to Boundary Ranch.
The program is approx. 1.5 hours in length with approx. 35 min dogsledding included plus two stops along the way.
Tours run at 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 2:00 pm (No Tours on Tuesdays, except for Xmas season)
Orientation with the stars of our tour "The Huskies” - meet them, take photos and help get them ready for the trail.
Approx. 30 min of dogsledding through forested mountain valley trails with beautiful views of the Canadian Rockies, broken into 3 sections.
The two stops of interest along the way including:
Tour duration-approximately 1.5 hours including 30 min of dogsledding and 2 rest stops
The only way to get to Boundary Ranch is to drive yourself. There is no public transportation available into this area. It would take approx 1 hr 15 min from Calgary, 30 min from Canmore, and 1 hour from Banff. See our "Map Page" for more info.
There are a number of dog sledding companies in the Canadian Rockies to choose from. At Mad Dogs & Englishmen Expeditions, we believe in providing an authentic experience, with small group sizes, usually with a maximum of 5 sleds unless more are required for larger groups. By choosing us, you will experience a more personable, relaxed, real adventure... Experience what mushing is really like!
We run our tours with the following configuration:
Guide-Driven Sled + Client-Driven Sled + Guide-Driven Sled and so on...