FAQs – Great Divide Kingmik Dog Sledding
Q: How long does the tour last?
A: The tour lasts about two hours with an hour and a half of dog sledding.
Q: What should I wear?
A: We would suggest that you wear ski gear to this activity, including ski pants and ski jacket. We would also suggest hiking boots or snow boots to keep your feet warm.
Q: Does it get cold in the sled?
A: It can get cold in the sled, we do have you wrapped up in blankets but if you wrap up with appropriate clothing, you should be fine.
Q: Is there an age limit?
A: There isn’t an age limit; we will take guests of any age.
Q: What is the weight limit?
A: We do have a weight restriction of 400lb per sled. If the weight is over the limit you would need to book another sled and there would be a single supplement charge.
Q: How many people can fit in a sled?
A: We can fit two adults in a sled with an infant (under 5 years old) as long as the total weight is under 400lbs.
Q: Is there a height restriction?
A: No there is not a height restriction; taller people may have to bend their knees slightly to feel more comfortable in the sled
Q: Can an infant fit in with two adults?
A: Yes as long as the weight limit is under 400lbs.
Q: How much is an infant?
A: An infant is $30 + Tax if they are going in a sled with two adults. If it is one adult and one infant, the sled is the normal price of $330 + Tax.
Q: What is the age limit for an infant?
A: The age limit is under 5 years old.
Q: Is there transport available?
A: Unfortunately Kingmik does not have any transportation to get to the dog sledding from Banff. However, we can upgrade you to the Lake Louise Winter Adventurer package tour which is $199 + Tax per person, based on two people sharing a sled (or an add-on of $34 per person plus tax). This includes hotel pick up and drop off from Banff. We will drop you off and pick you up from the dog sledding location for your chosen time (12noon or 2pm) and also give you free time to spend in Lake Louise. We pick up from hotels between 10am and 10:15am and you will be back around 5pm. This will also included guide commentary from Banff to Lake Louise.
Q: Do we sled along the Lake Louise shoreline?
A: Unfortunately not, we head along the Great Divide Trail, and we turn round in British Columbia. We head back along the Great Divide Trail and turn off onto something that looks like Narnia. It is covered with untouched snow and the only evidence that there has been there is the trail that the dogs are running along.
Q: What times does it run?
A: We have three tours a day.
We have 9:30am, 12noon and 2pm. The only day the dogs have a day off is a Thursday.
Q. Is it cruel?
A. No it is not cruel, Alaskan Huskies have lots of energy and we harness their energy into dog sledding. The dogs love it and it burns all the excess energy they have.
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