Winter Camping with Sled Dogs
Mar 3, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017
Looking to shake off your hibernation early?
Join SaskOutdoors for winter camping in the boreal forest fringe, in Great Blue Heron Provincial Park.
Connect with the crew at a cabin on Emma Lake on Friday night, then spend two days skiing and learning to run a dog team with Sundogs Excursions, while exploring Saskatchewan's edge of the largest forest region in Canada. No previous experience is necessary.
Sundogs guide-hosts share their love and in-depth knowledge of the landscape with you as the team takes you through the mosaic of woods, muskegs and lakes that are the boreal forest.
Look forward to programming that covers the skills of living and traveling in winter while marveling at its majesty! Mini-workshops abound. Diverse meals will demonstrate various winter camping options, water and wood collection will help crystalize winter camping logistics, and witnessing the gregarious chatter of grey jays in camp will reveal what the magic of winter camping is all about...
You’re welcome to take personal time too - head out for a walk along the frozen shoreline, wander with endless animal tracks, or journal beside a crackling fire...
Our night on the trail is in a traditional, wood heated, trapper's-style wall tent.
The howl of the huskies outside might even be your wilderness lullaby.
Arrive Friday, March 3 evening to cabin at Emma Lake
Meet Saturday, March 4 morning at Sundogs Excursions (Anglin Lake) and overnight at Sundogs’ backcountry site in Great Blue Heron Provincial Park
Depart Sunday, March 5 afternoon
SaskOutdoors Member: $420/person
Cabin, camp, mushing, and all meals included.
If spring comes early and we are unable to dogsled due to poor trail conditions, there will be a $125/participant refund.
Minimum age is 18. Accompanied minors may be considered.
All participants must sign waivers for Sundog Excursions and SaskOutdoors. The waivers will be sent to you after registration.
Further information will be provided after registration (gear you need to bring, sleeping arrangements, etc.).
The registration deadline is Saturday February 25, 2017.