If your idea of a great sport is sitting under blankets and feeling the icy wind on your face, where the only exertion required is being able to yell “Mush!”, then dog sledding is for you. A dog sled is a form of sport as well as transportation in which the sled pulled by one or more sled dogs used to travel over ice and through snow. Various types of sleds are used, different in terms of their function. Some can be used for dog sled racing in which the dogs pull in a fan shape in front of the sled, while in other regions, the dogs pull side by side in pairs.
There are a variety of places that offer dog-sled tours, from the Haliburton Highlands in Ontario to Bow Valley on the West Coast.
Ice fishing is the sport of catching fish through an opening in the ice on a frozen part of water using lines and fish hooks or spears putting. Ice fishers may fish in the open or in heated enclosures, some with bunks and amenities. Have a liking for trout, northern pike, walleye, whitefish, or perch? They’re within your gloved reach even after the lakes and rivers have frozen over. Different ice fishing companies can get you all equipped for a relaxing afternoon of ice fishing, complete with tents, carved holes, equipment, bait, and sometimes even meals.
Got a penchant for things that go Vroom vroom?. In the past, snowmobiling used to be a form of utility, used to deliver goods, materials and other facilities across the winter tundra. However, nowadays they’re enjoyed as a fun recreational Canadian winter sport. Search online for the nearest rental companies and snowmobiling trails.
This activity is not for the faint of heart – it’s an adrenaline-pumping scare-the-wits-outta-you pastime that will test your limits. It became such a famous winter pastime and sport that many places now offer summer-time road luge like Skyline Luge in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec.