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Come to Trail Breaker Kennel for your Alaskan Winter Experience

Interested in a kennel tour, dog sled ride, or the perfect aurora viewing experience? We offer the best that Interior Alaska has to offer at Trail Breaker Kennel. For more information on our tours and how to book your experience, visit our Winter Tours page.

View Trail Breaker Kennel from the Riverboat Discovery

Trail Breaker Kennel has been a favorite stop on the Riverboat Discovery tour for over 20 years. During a three-hour river cruise, the Riverboat Discovery stops on the banks of the Chena River where visitors learn what it takes to run a championship kennel from David and his staff of dog mushers. After a dog mushing demonstration, visitors meet our amazing Alaskan huskies and their musher companions during their stop at the Chena Indian Village.

For tickets and more information, please visit We hope to see you down the river!

Visit Us on the Backstage Pass Tour of Trail Breaker Kennel

Join us at Trail Breaker Kennel for a backstage pass to our historic championship kennel. Learn how kennel founders Susan Butcher and David Monson built Trail Breaker Kennel into one of the top racing kennels in the world. Along the way you will learn about our dogs and hear from their musher companions what it takes to prepare for the 1,000-mile Iditarod and Yukon Quest races. Puppy cuddling caps this educational and entertaining look into how a sled dog kennel operates.

Available May 10th – September 20th, tours are offered daily at 7:30pm through Holland America Princess. Make your reservation in person before 5pm at the Tour Desk at either the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge or Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center. Tours cannot be booked online or over the phone.