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Rockies & Ranchlands Circle Route

Idaho Peak, Selkirk Mountains

(Dave Heath photo)

Kootenay Rockies

Dogsledding

Dogsledding (David Gluns photo)

Dogsledding (David Gluns photo)

Consistent snow conditions, abundant sunshine, and diverse terrain make the Kootenay Rockies regions an ideal location for dogsledding.

The "Wilderness Classic Sled Dog Derby & Festival" is held annually in Elkford, and features both dogsledding and skijoring (a individual on skis is pulled by a dog).

Dogsledding tour packages are offered at Fernie Alpine Resort in the Kootenay Rockies region. Fernie offers a number dogsledding options. Sledders can ride individually or as passengers on 45min to half-day tours. Tour guides provide local history and knowledge of the Elk Valley and surrounding area.