A visit to the historic Trail Breaker Kennel should top your list of things to do on your next Alaskan vacation! Join us on property for a Kennel Visit, Beer and Puppies, or stop by on the Riverboat Discovery! This iconic piece of Alaskan culture is conveniently located only a mile from the Fairbanks International Airport and along the Chena River in Fairbanks, Alaska. 

Learn more about each of our 5-star reviewed tours below. 

Beer and Puppies at Trail Breaker Kennel!

Now booking Beer & puppies for Summer 2024!

Top off your adventure packed Fairbanks day with a casual visit to Trail Breaker Kennel for play and cuddle time with our young Alaskan Husky puppies as well as local Alaskan brews (non-alcoholic and alcoholic options available)! 

Guided Kennel Visit

Now booking Kennel Visits for Summer 2024!

Join us for a 45 minute backstage Kennel Visit with one of our guides. Get the inside scoop on the lifestyle and sport of dog mushing, enjoy meeting and hearing about our Alaskan Huskies and top off your adventure with puppy playtime!

View Trail Breaker Kennel on the Riverboat Discovery Tour

Trail Breaker Kennel has been a favorite stop on the Riverboat Discovery tours for over 20 years. During the three-hour river cruise, the Riverboat Discovery stops on the banks of the Chena River at Trail Breaker Kennel for an exciting show. Visitors learn what it takes to run a championship kennel from David, Tekla, and our staff of seasoned dog mushers. After a thrilling dog mushing demonstration, visitors meet our incredible Alaskan huskies and mushers during their stop at the Chena Indian Village. We hope to see you down the river!

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  • Great Experience. This tour was part of our Norwegian Cruise and land trip to Alaska. This is a very well run kennel and we came away from the experience with a greater appreciation of life in the North. The staff were great to answer any questions and gave us a history of dog sledding and where the sport is today. To top it off we were lucky enough to play with the 6-week old puppies!!

    Marcy B
    09/18/19 on Tripadvisor
  • Amazing community of people here at TBK, well worth the visit and so much to learn from the people who work here. The dogs are beautiful and amazing athletes each with their own personality. If you love dogs and want to learn about the history and culture of mushing this is the place to be! Make sure you ask lots of questions when you go! The guides are always happy to answer them with such enthusiasm and personal knowledge and experience about the great sport of mushing

    Alex J
    07/28/20 on Google
  • Being from the Midwest I knew absolutely nothing about mushing. After taking this tour I’m a lot more educated and look forward to following the sport. It’s always nice when you get a tour from someone who is passionate about their sport. Kailyn was able to explain the most basic questions to the most advanced with answers that were easy for the entire audience to understand (8yo kids to 70yo grandmothers). This was one of the most interesting tours we took on our 16-day journey of Alaska. If you are looking for souvenirs, their gift shop is super affordable!

    Mike Peters
    09/07/19 on Google

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