The Spray Lakes in Kananaskis Country, offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the Canadian Rockies.
As of April 3rd, we have decided to close our tours due to the warm weather that we have been experiencing. Thank you to all of you who came out on the trail with us this winter. It has been a tough year but seeing the smiles on all your faces, made it all worthwhile. We look foraward to next season and bringing you some even better and longer tours. I wish everyone a safe and happy summer!
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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
Experience what it is like to be a real musher. As you go down the lake, you will see the terrain change and ice flows appear that make you feel like you are out in the middle of the arctic tundra. As you loop around, you will see some spectacular views down the valley to the south end of the Spray Lakes.
As with all our tours, we start with approx. 30 min of orientation on dog sledding, dog handling, and equipment. You will then have an opportunity to meet the dogs and assist the guides with harnessing the dogs and setting up the teams. Once out on the trail, you will have the opportunity to drive the sled with the assistance of our qualified guide or you can just sit back, relax, & enjoy the views down the Spray Valley.
Once back at the trailhead, you will have some time to thank the dogs and give them treats, warm up in our tent by the fire and enjoy some hot chocolate and freshly baked cookies from the Mad Dog Cafe & Market.
Tours run at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
This tour is weather dependant.
Tour duration is approx 2 hours including orientation, dogsledding, and refreshments
The only way to get to the Spray Lakes is to drive yourself. There is no public transportation available into this area. As it is a secondary gravel road to the trailhead, we ask that vehicles have a min of front wheel drive and good all-season tires. If nervous about driving in winter conditions, we can provide a lead car to the site from the Mad Dog Cafe in Dead Man's Flats. It would take approx 2.25 hrs from Calgary, 35 min from Canmore, and 1.25 hours 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...