The Mahikan - Dog-Sledding

The Papineau Labelle fauna reserve contains more than 746 lakes and 27 rivers and streams. There is abundant fauna, such as deer, moose, bear, wolf, beaver, fox and hazel grouse, and many types of mammals, birds and a great variety of aquatic fauna. Composed of a mixed forest, we find species like maple tree, yellow birch, and many species of broad-leaved trees and resinous trees. Our 5 days raid goes through this natural universe, away from civilisation and dwelling.


  • Day 1 Montreal - High Laurentians

    Montreal - High Laurentians Arrival and transfer from the airport to the High Laurentians region (Length: about 2h30). You will spend the night in a log-made wood cabin with shared bathroom. (D)

    Accommodation : Cabin

  • Day 2 High Laurentians

    High Laurentians You meet your guide and he present you the dogs and distribute the harnesses. Short travel to the entrance of Papineau Labelle fauna reserve. At the end of the morning, departure from the Pie IX welcome site towards the first refuge. We take and old lumberjack road to get to the Leclerc refuge. This day of initiation of 20km will give you confidence and you will feel more comfortable with your sled for the next days (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Cabin

  • Day 3 High Laurentians

    High Laurentians We will go north to go around Lake Montjoie, which has a 40km circumference. After lunch (BBQ), we will go over some small streams towards Lake Pronovost to get to the Fascinant refuge. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Cabin

  • Day 4 High Laurentians

    High Laurentians We will take an old railroad to get to Lake Ernest, going around Lake Armstrong. Snack in the woods, and we will pass in front a a real trapper log cabin of more than 100 years old! Downhill to cross over Petit Lac du Sourd and get to our nice refuge. Time to install the dogs and a well deserved rest, in front of the fireplace. (B, L, D)

    -Accommodation : Refuge

  • Day 5 High Laurentians

    High Laurentians Departure early this morning, on the bay of this huge lake, to follow the trail of the moose. Wild trail to Lake Binet where we will have lunch... We will cross over another part of Lake du Sourd, north side, until the Bauchet refuge, magnificent log cabin. (B, L, D)

    -Accommodation : Refuge

  • Day 6 High Laurentians

    High Laurentians Through the spruces, the hilly trail will bring us to the dam. We will lunch on a small island on Lake Joinvile, in the middle of nowhere, then we will go around Mount Body to get back to our starting point. in a log-made wood cabin with shared bathroom. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Cabin

  • Day 7 High Laurentians - Montreal

    High Laurentians - Montreal Early departure in the morning to Montreal. Enjoy a little time for shopping or sightseeing. Night at Hotel Les Suites Labelle (B)

    Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 8 Montreal

    Free time to discover the city before the transfer to the airport. (B)

Dates & prices

Departures for French-speaking groups:

No departure for now

Trip code: HIVER-04


The cost includes:

· R/T transfer from the airport as well as between activity sites
· Warm and personalized  meet and greet at Montreal airport
· Services of a certified musher-guide
· 1 dog-sled per person for 5 days
· "Extreme cold" clothing : snow-suit and boots
· Expedition grade sleeping bag
· 7 nights accommodation
· 18 meals (see abbreviations)
· Applicable taxes

The cost does not include:

· Air travel
· Personal expenses
· Drinks (other than coffee or tea with meals included)
· Gloves
· Goggles and head-lamp
· Tips for guide

Practical info


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8 days
2 to 10 people
From C$2,579



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