Arrive in Whitehorse, meet your hosts, and enjoy the short drive to the lodge and kennels out at Lake Laberge (yes, the Lake Laberge from the Robert Service poem!). After settling in, start getting to know the friendly huskies. Walk around the dog yard, learn their names and discover their personalities. Then relax and enjoy the famous Yukon hospitality.
Across brightly lit snow by day and under northern lights by night, for nearly 40 years Percy DeWolfe delivered the mail by dog sled between Dawson City, Yukon, and the remote Alaskan community of Eagle. Once a critical form of transportation in the North, today you can enjoy dogsledding for the pure enjoyment of it. Spend your days coasting across snowy hills, and your evenings watching for aurora.
You'll learn about harnesses, tuglines and brakes and practice commands that your trusty dogs will listen for. Each day you will venture out on new trails to explore Yukon's beautiful winter wilderness. You'll meet accomplished dogmushers and great Yukon characters and hear amazing stories from the trail. Dogmushing may teach you new things about yourself too.
Some dogsledding tours include a guided overnight journey to a rustic cabin or wall tent in the woods. What an adventure! Savour the camaraderie: it's all about you and your team on the open trail, crossing a sweeping wild landscape. Away from any hint of artificial light, the stars are even brighter as they wait to be joined by magical northern lights.
After saying farewell to the dogs, it's time to think about heading home. Celebrate your experience and savour the companionship of your new friends. Go snowshoeing in the woods, or find a quiet spot to read or write. Send a postcard or two. Perhaps find a unique souvenir of your Yukon adventure.