The Derby is great way to celebrate winter!

Get out to Didsbury, Alberta on January 6 and 7, 2018 for the first annual Didsbury Dogsled Derby. Winter dog-powered sport at its best!

This is the premier race in southern Alberta for mushers and skijorers of all ages and abilities.

What do we have to offer?

  • Dogsledding:
    • 4 Dog – 4 mile
    • 6 Dog – 6 mile
    • Novice (2 or 3 dog) – 2 mile
  • Skijoring
    • 1 or 2 dog – 2 mile
    • 2 dog – 4 mile
  • Junior 1 or 2 dog – 1 mile
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Friday, January 5th
Registration, meal and meeting at the Train Station in Downtown Didsbury, Alberta.
  • 6:00 to 7:30 pm: Check-in and Mushers’ Meal (beef on a bun). Free for registered participants. $10 for everyone else.
  • 7:30: Mandatory competitors’ meeting (mushers and skijorers). Great draw table prizes. If you are unable to attend the mandatory check-in and meeting you MUST contact the race organizers at
Saturday January 6th and Sunday January 7th
The races will take place starting 9am each day at the Didsbury Agricultural Society Grounds (on the north side of the town of Didsbury, Alberta). Race schedule details can be found at For information about the Didsbury Agricultural Society, please see their webpage at