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Winter Adventures In Banff

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What better way to explore Banff National Park than being whisked around? Dog sled tours and sleigh rides are the perfect winter activity! For more information or to book your winter adventure do not hesitate to contact our Concierge any time by email or by phone at 1 403 762 6895.

DOG SLED TOURS

Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours
Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, the famous forerunners in a sled dog touring and racing in the Bow Valley, created the first dog sledding tours over a quarter of a century ago. With over 29 years of experience and expertise in touring, racing and conservation; Snowy Owl is extremely proud of their Canadian and Albertan roots and look forward to sharing their exceptional experiences with you.    

Powder Hound Express 
One hour on the trail. Enjoy the panoramic views and gentle seclusion of the West Side Camp in Spray Lakes while sipping warm refreshments and sampling our famous "mystery cookies."  

Tour times 8:00am, 12:00pm & 2:00pm daily. Duration 2 hours. Children aged 6 & under are $35; infants under 1 year of age are $25.

Pricing:

  • Adult (10+) $160.00
  • Youth (6-9) $85.00
  • Gold Level $238.50
  • Platinum Level $477.00    

Sunfeather Winterlude 
Our most popular excursion! Enjoy the picturesque trail system meandering through forests of towering black spruce. Lunch option - $20 extra per person

 Tour times 8:00am, 12:00pm daily. Duration 4 hours. 

Pricing:

  • Adult (9+) $367.00
  • Youth (2-8) $242.00
  • Gold Level  $550.00
  • Platinum Level $1,101.00

Spirit of the Dog Society 
Live a day in the life of a Canadian Musher! Tour departs at the crack of dawn, finishing in the late afternoon or early evening. Snowshoe into the serenity of the timberland where you will learn skills in tracking other indigenous inhabitants such as wolves, cougars and rabbits. Build your own snow shelter then settle down to lunch and enjoy stories around the campfire. 

 Tour times 8:00am daily. Duration 8 hours. 

Pricing:

  • Adult (9+) $667.00
  • Youth (2-8) $467.00

Helicopter Flights 
Soar by helicopter to the perfectly pristine wilderness of our spectacular Rocky Mountains. Rendezvous with Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours and begin your descent into the dazzling beauty of the Spray Lakes Valley! Cancellation Policy: A 48-hour cancellation policy is in place. Tour Length: Please add 2 hours to each tour time to account for transportation. Transportation included.  

Pricing:

  • Adult (13+)  $255.00 
  • Youth (6-12) $132.00
  • Children (<6) Free for Heli Flight

Howling Dog Tours
Their Alaskan, Siberian and Seppala Huskies are all eagerly waiting to give you a great welcome and lots of hugs. Howling Dog Tours provides the opportunity for anyone ages 2 and up to partake in the traditional sled dog sport at their own comfort level. Every sled has a professional guide to let you experience the thrill of dog mushing hands-on.     

Unleash The Musher 
One hour on the trail. Enjoy the panoramic views and gentle seclusion of the West Side Camp in Spray Lakes while sipping warm refreshments and gourmet snacks. Tour times 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm & 4:00pm daily. Costs noted are for the high-season: December 21 to January 2, February 18 to 20, April 14 to 16 & all Saturdays

Pricing:

  • Adult (10+)     $169.00
  • Youth (6-9)     $85.00
  • Children (2-5) $40.00
  • Single              $318.00

Dog Day Afternoon 
This half day excursion includes a gourmet snack and hot beverage; choice of hot lunch. Tour Length: Please add 2 hours to each tour time to account for transportation. Transportation included. Tour 4 hours. Cancellation Policy: A 72-hour cancellation policy is in place.

Pricing:

  • Adult $389.00

Kingmik Tours
Sit and enjoy the ride on these guided dog sled tours, located in the Lake Louise area. Prices listed are per person ( Min 2 adults per sled). Sleds accommodate 2 adults and one small child ( 4 and under). 

Great Divide Tour
The Great Divide Tour travels a full 16km, or 10 miles, from Banff National Park to Yoho National Park. Tour times 9:30am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm & 4:00pm. Hotel pick up at 12:45pm daily.  

 
Pricing:
  •  Adult (Low Season)  $175.00
  • Adult (High Season)  $195.00
  • Children (5 & under)  $30.00
Narnia Tour
This is our 30 minute tour that offers guests an introduction to mushing along our beautiful woodland trail. Cancellation Policy: A 48-hour cancellation policy is in place. High season includes Christmas & Valentines Day periods. 
 
Pricing: 
  •  Adult $95.00
  • Children (5 & under) $20.00

SLEIGH RIDES

Holiday Horseback in Banff
Join us on a sleigh ride with your family ad friends; the perfect 'western touch' to your winter holiday. The ride departs Warner Stables and takes our guests in and around the meadowlands surrounding our Warner Stables. Weather and snow conditions permitting, advance reservations required.    

Public Sleigh Rides 
45 minutes on the trail. Tour times hourly from 10:00am to 8:00pm daily. 

Pricing:

  • Adult                  $36.00
  • Children (4-12)  $27.00
  • Children (<5)     Free
Private Sleigh Rides

 45 minutes on the trail. Includes chocloates, liqueurs and an authentic buffalo robe for warmth.Tour times hourly from 10:00am to 8:00pm daily. 

Pricing:

  • 2 People Maximum   $189.00  

Brewster's Sleigh Rides 
Take in the majesty of the Lake Louise area, while relaxing in a horse drawn sleigh. Rides depart from Lake Louise, but do require a check-in at the Sleigh Ride desk in the lobby of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Advance reservations required. 

Public Sleigh Rides 
45 minutes on the trail. Tour times hourly from 10:00am to 8:00pm daily. 

Pricing:

  • Adult                  $35.00
  • Children (4-12)  $30.00
  • Children (<5)     Free

Private Sleigh Rides

45 minutes on the trail. Tour times hourly from 10:00am to 8:00pm daily. 

Pricing:

  • 2 People Maximum         $400.00
  • Private Group ( 15 Max) $550.00  
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Please note that schedules and prices noted are subject to change without notice. Advance reservations are recommended for all transportation bookings, dining and social activities listed. Please carefully review cost, cancellation policies and arrival times. Should you have any questions or require reservations, please do not hesitate to contact the Concierge at any time.

Contact the Fairmont Banff Springs Concierge by e-mail or by phone at 1 403 762 6895.