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    The Spray Lakes Quest

    : Full Day Tour

    : Spray Lakes - Kananaskis

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  Our Ultimate Full Day Tour  

A full day of non-stop dogsledding!

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You start at 9:00 am at the trailhead for approx. 30 min of orientation on dog sledding, dog handling, and equipment. After assisting the guides with setting up the sleds, you hit the trail. First you head out over the frozen lake then up into the trees to navigate an exciting trail around Mt Nestor to your first rest stop at Mt Nester Viewpoint.

After a snack and warm drink, you will then continue South down the lake, past Buller Creek & Smutz Creek, following the South shore to our day camp below Isolation Ridge.

Here you will enjoy a hot lunch trailside, prepared for you by the Mad Dog Cafe & Market, and have a chance to enjoy the views SW down Bryant Creek and W to the flanks of Fortune Mountain.

Once back on the trail, you will loop around the Frozen Islands, going up and down frozen ice rifts, to connect to the trail back to the trailhead.

This tour requires a reasonable level of physical fitness and stamina.

  • Schedule & Pricing

    Availability

    This tour requires a reasonable level of physical fitness and stamina.

    Tour begins at 9:00 am

    Pricing

    • Prices quoted are per sled
    • Prices range from $1600 to $2000 per sled depending on configuration. ($666-$800 per person)
    • See sled loading document for details of configuration and weights - Please inquire about group programs for 10 or more guests.
    • Not suitable for children under 16 years of age

    This tour is weather dependant.

  • Tour Includes

    • 30 min orientation on dog sledding, dog handling, & equipment
    • Approx 6-7 hours out on the trail with photo stops along the way
    • Campfire at our backcountry campsite with time to warm us and enjoy the breathtaking scenery
    • Delicious hot lunch from the Mad Dog Cafe & Market along with ample snacks and beverages throughout the day
    • Ample time for some great photos of the dogs and the beautiful Rocky Mountains

    Tour duration is approx 7.5 - 8 hours depending on trail conditions which includes orientation, dogsledding, campfire, snacks, beverages and lunch.

  • Transportation

    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.

  • Small Group Sizes, Real Adventure

    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 3 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!

  • Sled Booking info

    This tour cannot be booked online. If interested in booking this tour, please fill out the inquiry form provided for you or call our office directly.

    We run our tours with the following configuration:
    Guide-Driven Sled + Client-Driven Sled + Guide-Driven Sled and so on...

    • For sled configuration purposes, children 10 yrs and up will be considered as an adult. A child 4-9 yrs of age will be considered a child. Infant is any child under 4yrs of age. Please see configuration examples in sled loading document for details.
    • Please call or email our office if booking a group of 10 or more participants. We do offer group discounts and may be able to move sleds around if it appears that we do not have availability for your tour of choice.
    • If your party does not fit in these outlined parameters or you are unsure, please call or email our office. We will be happy to look at your specific needs.

IMPORTANT - THE SLED LOADING DOCUMENT MUST BE READ BEFORE ANY BOOKING

 

For the safety of our dogs and you the humans, please read open and read this document BEFORE you make a booking.

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