Stepping out of the ordinary
This traditional form of winter transportation is still practiced in Saskatchewan – both for travel and recreation. Skilled outfitters provide many services, including day tours that let you ride along in a sled with a musher driving the team, or longer runs and overnight excursions, where you can learn dog handling skills and feel the excitement of running your own dog team and sled.
Feeling adventurous? Some outfitters offer skijoring, a unique activity where a cross-country skier is towed behind a running dog or horse.
Dog sled events grow in popularity every year. To get a taste of this unique winter adventure, take in a race. The Canadian Challenge sled dog race, which runs from Prince Albert to La Ronge and as far north as Grandmother’s Bay and Stanley Mission in February, is a qualifying race for the famous Iditarod and Yukon Quest races.