The full-day Yukon Discovery Sled Dog tour takes you on a scenic journey inland from Skagway, over the stunning White Pass Summit, and into Canada’s legendary Yukon Territory. The tour follows the same route as the Yukon Discovery (one of our other Skagway tours), but with a fun and exhilarating bonus: a one-mile dogsled ride along a gorgeous forested trail! You’ll be pulled on a 6-passenger custom wheeled sled by a team of huskies that spends the winter months competing in grueling races such as the Iditarod. Your adventure will begin with pickup near the Skagway docks. After a beautiful scenic drive along the Klondike Highway—past alpine meadows, waterfalls, and tranquil glacier-fed lakes—you’ll arrive at the Yukon-based musher’s camp for lunch. Here, you’ll have time to view the husky puppies, chat with the handlers, and will experience your sled ride. Excitement audibly builds as the mushers ready their teams of eight to ten dogs for your ride aboard the 12 passenger ATV and you catch a unique glimpse into the team dynamics and passion as your canine athletes strain against the brakes. Then your musher drops the brake and your sled dogs are off and running through the forest on a specially designed training course, forking right and left along the trail as they respond instantly to the musher’s commands, and even stopping for a bit of play time at the watering hole! Along this 15-minute ride, you will have the opportunity to hear stories from professional mushers about what it takes to train and care for their huskies and to compete in 1000-mile winter race events with up to 90 dogs at a time. (Time on the sled dog trail may vary slightly with temperature, trail conditions, and teams).
Please Note: The dogsledding portion of this tour can be canceled due to weather for the safety of the mushing teams.
Note: You may wish to consider the Yukon Discovery Tour, one of our other Skagway tours which includes all the same features except the dogsled ride.
6 ½ Hours Duration
From pick-up to drop-off
One-mile Dogsled Ride
On customized cart with husky teams
Vegetarian options avaiable
For border crossing into Canada
Pick-up at your cruise ship