Operate your very own kicksled while being pulled by a true northern husky dog on Yellowknife’s beautiful Back Bay. Daily tours are 1.5 hours in length. They include handling instructions and an introduction to your dogs along with a quick practice on the kicksled. The length of the tour is approximately 45 minutes in scenic Back Bay, which includes a stop at the picturesque ice caves. We finish the tour with a warm beverage in an Old Town log cabin.
A kicksled, or spark (meaning “kick in Norwegian), has a pair of parallel, two-metre long skate blades with a footplate on each blade. Gripping the handlebars, riders scoot along by kicking with one foot, as if on a scooter made for ice. The task of kicking along is made much easier with the assistance of your husky.
Your adventure begins at the Sundog Adventures log cabin located in historic Old Town on Back Bay. You will take part in a brief orientation session to understand your kicksled and the dog pulling you. You will learn to use your kicksled alone at first, then with your dog. When you are ready, you and the rest of the group will venture straight onto the frozen Back Bay. You will stop at Back Bay Cemetery and the ice walls for pictures, then trek back to the log cabin to warm up, relax, share stories and enjoy a warm beverage.
Daily tours: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm
Meet at 4 Lessard Drive
Dress appropriately for the weather
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