Summer Kennel Tour

Visit Historic Trail Breaker Kennel

Learn what it’s really like to run a kennel on a walking tour of one of the longest operating kennels in Alaska. Join one of our experienced mushers as they show you around the kennel, introduce you to our amazing canine athletes and teach you how we prepare for the 1,000-mile Iditarod and Yukon Quest races. Puppy cuddling concludes this entertaining and informative look at our legendary kennel.

Tour Itinerary

7:00pm – Guest pick-up at Westmark Fairbanks Hotel
Meet our bus driver outside the lobby door at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel at 7:00pm. Look for the bus with our logo and our driver with the “Walking Tour at Trail Breaker Kennel” sign. The bus departs promptly at 7:05pm. Guests who are not there will receive one reminder phone call before the bus departs. No refunds will be given if you miss the pick-up.

7:20pm – Guest pick-up at Pikes Waterfront Lodge
Meet our bus driver outside the lobby door at Pikes Waterfront Lodge at 7:20pm. Look for the bus with our logo and our driver with the “Walking Tour at Trail Breaker Kennel” sign. The bus departs promptly at 7:25pm. Guests who are not there will receive one reminder phone call before the bus departs. No refunds will be given if you miss the pick-up.

7:30pm – Arrive at Trail Breaker Kennel for start of the tour
The tour is 1 hour 30 minutes. Your tour guide will meet you when you arrive on property. Feel free to ask them anything about mushing, Alaskan huskies, living in Alaska and any anything else you’re curious about. These guys are pros! Throughout your tour you will have plenty of opportunities for photos. Make sure you have charged your camera or phones before your arrival. At the end of the tour you will have free time to pet puppies, ask any final questions and check out our gift shop. Items with the Trail Breaker Kennel logo can only be purchased on property, so make sure to swing through to pick up a special souvenir! Signed copies of Granite are available for purchase as well.

9:00pm – End of the tour. Board bus for drop-off
You will board the same bus you took to the kennel for drop-off. Your same bus driver from earlier in the night will be there to help you board.

9:15pm – Drop-off at Pikes Waterfront Lodge
Timing may differ slightly depending on number of guests and drop-off locations

9:30pm – Drop-off at Westmark Fairbanks Hotel
Timing may differ slightly depending on number of guests and drop-off locations

Horseshoe Pen

Tour Details

Cost: $65 per person

Duration: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes, including transportation to and from the kennel.

Age Restriction: We do not have any age restrictions for guests who participate in this tour. However, we require that an attentive parent accompany any children 17 and younger.

Booking: We highly recommend booking tours in advance. Reservations can be made up to 5:00pm day of. Give us a call at 907-347-7274 if you do not see any tour openings on a day you are looking to book. We do our best to accommodate any special requests. Reservations are required in order to come on the tour.

Cancellation Policy: We require a 100% down payment for bookings. Cancellations and modifications can be made up to 24 hours in advance will receive a 100% refund. You can do so following the links in your confirmation email. If you need to cancel your tour within that 24-hour window, call us at 907-347-7274 to receive a 50% refund. No-shows will be charged the full amount.

Transportation: We provide transportation to and from the kennel from two hotel locations, the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Pikes Waterfront Lodge. However, you can drive yourself if you have your own car. Please check the box that you will not need transportation on your intake form when completing your booking. The price of your tour will be the same whether you take our transportation or drive yourself. If you drive yourself, make sure to follow the directions to the kennel included in your confirmation email.

Mobility: We work to provide everyone with a great experience, no matter their level of mobility. This tour requires some walking over uneven terrain. There are benches and chairs along the way for those who need a rest. Our guides will also be there to help you along the way. We ask that you detail any mobility issues in your intake form when completing your booking. If you have any questions or concerns before your visit, give us a call at 907-347-7274. We will be happy to chat with you to make sure you get the most out of your visit.

Weather: We operate tours rain or shine. Be prepared for the unpredictable Alaskan weather by bringing layers and a raincoat. We have ponchos for use when needed.

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