Learn what it’s 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.
Note: Due to the recent rise of COVID-19 cases in Alaska and across the United States, we have disabled the ability for individuals to book a tour online. If you are part of a group that would like to book a Summer Kennel Tour for the summer of 2020, we are able to accommodate just about any tour start time. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your requested start time and the number of guests in your party, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Arrive at Trail Breaker Kennel
Follow the directions in your confirmation email to arrive at Trail Breaker Kennel 10 minutes before the start of your tour. Parking is available at our tour site for those who drive their own vehicle.
Start of the tour
Your tour guide will welcome you to Trail Breaker Kennel at the start of the Summer Kennel Tour. Feel free to ask them any questions you have about mushing, Alaskan huskies, or living in Alaska throughout your time on our property. All of our guides are experienced mushers who love sharing their lives with visitors. Throughout this tour, you will learn all there is to know about Alaskan huskies, running a kennel, and training for the 1,000-mile Iditarod and Yukon Quest races. Make sure your camera or phone is charged before your arrival, as you will have plenty of opportunities for photos. At the end of your tour, take advantage of free time to ask any final questions.
End of the tour
Tour Start Time: For the summer of 2020, we are able to accommodate just about any tour start time. Email us at email@example.com with your requested start time and the number of guests in your party, and we will do our best to accommodate you. For the summer of 2021, tours are offered daily starting at 7:30pm.
Cost: $59/adult & $39 / child
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Age Restriction: We do not have any age restrictions for guests who participate in this tour. However, we require an attentive parent to accompany any children 17 and younger.
Booking: Reservations are required for this tour. We highly recommend booking tours in advance. Reservations for the summer of 2020 can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations for the summer of 2021 can be made online.
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, email us at email@example.com to receive a 50% refund. No-shows will be charged the full amount.
Military Discount: We offer a 10% discount for active duty and reserve members, and their dependents. Use the code Military at checkout. A valid ID will be required at the start of your tour.
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, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to chat with you to make sure you get the most out of your visit.
Transportation: We do not provide transportation to the kennel. Guests must make their way to and from the kennel on their own. If you are in need of transportation, we suggest using one of the taxi services in Fairbanks. On average, a taxi ride from downtown Fairbanks will cost $15-$20 each way. For a list of the taxis in Fairbanks, click here.
Weather: Tours operate rain or shine. Be prepared for the unpredictable Alaskan weather by bringing layers and a raincoat. We have ponchos for use when needed.