Backstage Pass to Trail Breaker Kennel

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Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge

Approximately 2 hours
Price From
$94.95 Per Person
  • Easy Activity Level
  • Family Friendly
  • Shopping Opportunities

Visit Trail Breaker Kennel—one of Fairbank’s longest operating kennels. Located along the Chena River in Fairbanks, Trail Breaker Kennel was established in 1980 by the husband and wife team of David Monson (Yukon Quest champion) and Susan Butcher (four-time Iditarod champion). Though Susan passed away while in the prime of her life, her legacy with the dogs continues with her family and staff who thrive on sharing the passion for sled dogs with guests from around the world. Come find out why a visit to Trail Breaker Kennel is like a “backstage pass” into a champion sled dog kennel where you meet the people and the dogs who share the lifestyle of mushing. Hear stories of how mushers prepare for the grueling 1,000-mile Iditarod and Yukon Quest races. Enjoy an entertaining and educational presentation about sled dogs and the sport of mushing, puppy cuddling and visiting with adult dogs.


Minimum age is 5. Bring a jacket and a camera. ***Only available by purchasing it from the Tour Desk at a Hotel. No presales are allowed for 2021***

CALL 888.425.1737 TO BOOK


An array of optional tours is available at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center during the summer season. To add an activity to your stay, please call 1-888-425-1737 for reservations or visit the Tour Desk at Westmark Fairbanks Hotel.


Land excursions may be cancelled up to four (4) days prior to travel without a cancellation fee. Cancellations made within three (3) days of travel are 100% non-refundable. Note that excursion availability is based on cruise tour date, capacity limitations and suitable weather conditions. Land excursions are subject to change at any time and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guests are encouraged to book early as space is limited. Prior to travel, print your Travel Itinerary which will have a list of all your confirmed land excursions. Make your cruise tour with Princess an even more memorable one and purchase your land excursions today.


Land Excursions cancelled prior to the cancellation deadline will be refunded to the credit card that you provided in the Cruise Personalizer to purchase your tours. Excursions cancelled within three (3) days prior travel are subject to a 100% cancellation fee, unless the operator, at their sole discretion, is unable to operate the program due to unforeseen circumstances. All sales of tours booked while on your land tour are considered final at the time of purchase and are 100% non-refundable except in the case of an operator approved cancellation.