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Dog Sledding in Quebec City and Beyond: Best Places

Dog sledding in Quebec City is one of the best ways to enjoy snowy landscapes on a sunny day. The air is fresh and cool, and snow covers the ground and trees. Nobody is more excited to run through the snow than the dogs. Their excitement is palpable. In the late 19th-century dogsledding was used for mail delivery in winter, and for hundreds of years before that it was used by Indigenous peoples for hunting and transportation.

Today, dog sledding is more of a sport and leisure activity, and Quebec City is a great place to go for dog sledding adventures. Let’s talk about the best dog sledding near Quebec City.

Au Chalet en Bois Rond

Located around 45 minutes from Quebec City in Sainte-Christine-d’Auvergne, Au Chalet en Bois Rond offers a lot of winter activities. A perfect spot for dog sledding near Quebec City. Fun for the whole family, booking a dog sledding experience includes 45 to 60 minutes on the trail, a professional guide, driving instructions and hot chocolate.

You may even have a chance to meet some puppies! The cost is 98 CAD, but if you don’t want to be paired with someone, a solo experience is 180 CAD.

A Family Dog Sledding - in Winter - Au Chalet du Bois Rond
Photo: Au Chalet du Bois Rond

Les Secrets Nordiques Dog Sledding Near Quebec City

In the town of Saint-Ferréol-des-Neiges, on Mont-Sainte-Anne, Les Secrets Nordiques offers a variety of dog sledding options. They’ve been offering dog sledding activities for 25 years and the well-being of the dogs is their top priority. Learn how to mush your own team of six dogs or sit back like a VIP and let the dogs pull you as your guide takes on the role of musher. Both experiences are 2 hours in duration and costs 130 CAD to 165 CAD. They also have full day options that last between 6 and 8 hours.

Husky Dogs Pulling a Sleigh with Tourists - Les Secrets Nordiques - near Quebec City
Photo: Les Secrets Nordiques

Aventure Inukshuk

Finding places for dog sledding in Quebec City rarely takes you more than 45 minutes away from the city centre. Aventure Inukshuk in Station touristique Duchesnay is only 30 minutes away, and offers snowmobiling and dog sledding in winter.

The Balade package is ideal for beginners and families. It includes a 50-minute ride, instructions, and hot chocolate. There’s also the possibility of meeting some puppies. Cost is 98.27 CAD.

Aventures Nord-Bec Stoneham Dog Sledding and Mushing

In Stoneham, not far from the Ice Hotel, you’ll find Aventures Nord-Bec Stoneham. They have packages for beginners and children that range from 1 hour to 1 hour and a half, as well as a dog sledding and nordic spa package.

All dog sledding activities include detailed instructions, professional guides, a kennel tour, and a light snack. Costs range from 54 CAD to 375 CAD.

Sled Dogs on a Snow-Covered Trail - on a Sunny Day - Kevin Bessat - From Unsplash
Photo: Kevin Bessat from Unsplash

When going on a dog sledding excursion, it’s important to wear warm clothing and good boots. Here’s my practical packing list that will help you get ready.

The wind can be very cold at times. While hot chocolate is often provided at the end of your excursion, it’s a good idea to bring a bottle of water to keep yourself hydrated. Bringing a camera is a good idea, too.

There are several places for dog sledding in Quebec City, but the ones listed above are the best. Each is known for taking excellent care of their dogs, as well as providing education opportunities to visitors.

Looking for dog sledding opportunities in other regions of the province? Here’s the best in Quebec or in Mont-Tremblant.

Quebec City dog sledding is an unforgettable experience, are you ready?

Here are some other great tips to make the best of your trip to Quebec City:

What to Do in Quebec City region and How to Organize Your Trip

Curious about how to spend your day in the Quebec City region? Here’s a list of the top activities to consider adding to your plans:

Preparing For Your Trip

When I look for things to do in my destination, I always have a look at ViatorGetYourGuideManawaCivitatis and sometimes even Expedia.

It’s first off a great way to find out what there is to do, but always a quick and easy method to book cheaply and efficiently with these renowned platforms.

Need a place to sleep? I find most of my accommodations on Booking.com but I also use Hotels.com for their rewards program (11th free night) as well as Expedia. When booking smaller places in Quebec, you might not find them here and need to contact them directly.

Looking for a cheap flight to the Outaouais through Montreal? Have a look on Cheapoair  or Skyscanner  I use regularly.

Once you’re there, rent a car to roam free with AutoEurope or RentalCars or hop on a bus around Gatineau, Montreal, Quebec, and surrounding cities with Busbud.

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