For centuries, dog sledding has been a part of the Canadian winter experience. Outfitters around Québec City generally offer excursions from January through March.
Aventures Nord-Bec Stoneham. This outfitter will teach you how to mush in the forest. A half-day expedition, which includes initiation, dog sledding, a guided tour of kennels, and a snack, costs C$120 per person. Overnight camping trips, snowshoeing, and ice fishing are also available. In summer, this location offers mountain biking and kennel tours. Transportation between Stoneham (a 30-minute drive from the Old City) and your hotel costs extra. 4 chemin des Anémones, Stoneham, Québec, G3C 0A4. 418/848–3732; www.traineaux-chiens.com.