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Welcome to Winterdance Dogsled Tours!

Canada's only Siberian Husky kennel
to finish both
Alaska's 1000 mile Iditarod & the 1000 mile Yukon Quest.

To reserve your tour call 705-457-5281

Winterdance is an Ontario dogsledding tour company that operates out of the Haliburton Highlands, Canada, alongside Algonquin park, and is owned and operated by husband and wife team Hank DeBruin and Tanya McCready-DeBruin, with help from their 4 dogsledding children, Logan, Dustyn, Michaela and Jessica. Discover the thrill of dogsledding by learning to drive a dogteam! Explore Haliburton's breathtaking wilderness dog sledding in magical silence for a 2 hour, 1/2 day, full day, moonlite or multi-day dog sledding trip.

Imagine a winter wonderland - snow sparkling, your dog team trotting softly ahead of you, whilst all you hear are the sleds runners whispering underneath you and the huskies breath in the crisp clean air. By sharing our passion for sled dogs & the sport, we aim to give people a true appreciation for our wonderful dogs and the adventure of dogsledding! Come meet us and let our beautiful & affectionate Siberian Husky sled dogs steal your heart and make outdoor adventure, romantic escape or family vacation memories to last a lifetime!

We have 150 Purebred Siberian Huskies to love and cuddle with in our kennel - the type of dog most people expect to see when they think of Canadian dogsledding. To meet all of our dogs, see their pictures and read their biographies check out Our Huskies page. Our sled dogs are part of our family, and each a special love! As such we don't sell puppies or dogs, when one comes to us they have a home & family for life! All of our dogs have unique and wonderful personalities. If you are unfamiliar with the breed, let us assure you there is no friendlier (or active) dog than the Siberian, they absolutely LOVE people and attention. Our huskies have also had their fair share of media attention, you can see the logo's of the places they have been featured below.

We started dogsledding 25 years ago in Guelph, Ontario as a hobby and a chance to get out in the winter with our couple of huskies for some fun while working in the Engineering & Millwrighting fields. Soon however, we found ourselves totally addicted to the sport of dog sledding with the size of our husky family steadily growing. We also found that many people had a great interest in dogsledding, but no practical way to try it, so we decided to make dogsledding a full time business and relocated to the Haliburton Highlands, near Algonquin Park 20 years ago, where snow conditions are more predictable and the dogsledding trails are excellent!

Our dogsled tours are run on our own 2200 acres of private wilderness located between Haliburton Lake and the doorstep of Algonquin Park. This is a unique opportunity to experience the solitude, remoteness and picturesque beauty of a part of Ontario that few people will ever see.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your time on our website and we look forward to welcoming you soon!!

Site last updated July 1st, 2019

Winterdance News & Events

  July 1st, 2019 Our website and reservation forms are updated for the upcoming 2019/20 winter season - our 20th Anniversary! We look forward to welcoming you to the amazing world of sleddogs!
  March 17th, 2017 Sap is flowing and we are so excited to continue a McCready family tradition of making mouth watering maple syrup. 800 trees have been tapped and are flowing into the new sugar shack and evaporator. Guests on the 1/2 day and 2 hour tours will pass right through our new sugar bush.
  October 29th, 2014 Winterdance has a new home!!! We can't thank the Bishop Family enough for leasing us land for our trails for over a decade, but we now are so excited to have purchased our own 2200 acres on the opposite side of Haliburton Lake. Complete with the stunning rugged land you loved on our old trail system, the new property boasts several lakes, ponds, wetlands, towering ridges and old trees. We look forward to sharing it with you!
  February 13th, 2014 Hank and the team finish 8th in the 1000 mile Yukon Quest! Visit our facebook page to read of their adventures or click on this article by the Haliburton Echo & interview by Emily Schwing of KUAC Fairbanks - and
  March 17th, 2012 Hank and his team mush into Nome, Alaska and finish the 1000 mile Iditarod, becoming the first Siberian Husky team from Canada to finish both the world's toughest & longest dogsled races - the Yukon Quest & the Iditarod. The following is a link to an articles wrote about the team & their adventures
  February 18th, 2011 Hank and the Winterdance Raceteam cross the finish line of the 1000 mile Yukon Quest, the first dogteam from Ontario to conquer the "Toughest Dogsled Race on Earth"!! Click on our facebook page to read about the teams adventures!



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