Dog Sledding Funday at Marina Park a Huge Success

Nation and Darius were all high-fives over the Alaskan Huskies.
Nation and Darius were all high-fives over the Alaskan Huskies.


THUNDER BAY – The City of Thunder Bay has been hosting Funday on Sundays at Marina Park. Celebrating the last Sunday/Funday today was enjoyed by a day of dog-sledding. The dogs and the people both had an amazing time. The rides on the dog sleds was booked solidly in less than an hour. Kids were also given the chance to try sledding for themselves. In this video, Kelly Graham shares information on dog-sledding.

The event was very popular, perhaps suggesting that an encore date should be scheduled. The four-hour event had all the available spaces filled in less than an hour. There was a large crowd on hand at the Spirit Garden all afternoon Sunday to watch the sled dogs pulling the sleds.

Nation and Darius were all high-fives over the Alaskan Huskies.
Nation and Darius were all high-fives over the Alaskan Huskies.

Kelly Graham of Boreal Journeys Dog Sled Kennel shares some of the interesting history and local interest in dog sledding.

The Boreal Journeys Dog Sled Kennel’s Alaskan Huskies were a huge hit with the kids, likely storing up weeks worth of petting and loving from all the children of all ages.

In our video, NNL junior “news-hound” Lamarith tries out sledding for the first time. The thrill of the experience left him smiling and basically speechless.

The entire day on Sunday saw a large number of skaters at the ice rink, lots of people out walking the paths, and many people in the Baggage Building viewing the art and participating in the art demonstrations.