Huskies and dogsleds are as least as visible a part of our history as prospectors, dance hall girls and sternwheelers, and their contributions
to the development of the Northern frontier have been enormous. Mushing has also been an extremely popular sport ever since the first large race at Nome in 1908, and now races, from
small local sprint races to Minnesota's
John Beargrease Marathon, to the 1,000-mile
Yukon Quest and
Iditarod, draw millions of enthusiasts every year.
That popularity has spread around the world, and whether you're in Alaska, Ontario or Sweden, there are opportunities to experience the excitement of mushing.
Joe (a retired sled racer) and I invite you to come on a cyber-tour to the lands where, as Alaska Airlines said in an ad a few years ago,
The best long distance runners eat raw meat, run naked and sleep in the snow.
Dog Sled Tour Operators in:
Northwest Territories & Nunavut