Are you planning a trip this fall, but aren’t sure where you can bring your dog? We’ve made a list of Canada’s top cities to visit with your pup, as well as the best dog friendly hotels available.
Enjoy an incredible vacation and experience the true beauty of Canada with your furry best friend at your side!
1. Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver is one of Canada’s most dog friendly cities, and the place to be for dog lovers this fall!
With over a dozen designated dog parks, beaches, off-leash areas, and hiking trails, Vancouver is one of the greatest cities to vacation for pet parents. For dog lovers who love to shop, Vancouver’s downtown core is an excellent place to spend the day with your pooch. Many stores are dog friendly. Some even have water and treats ready for you at the door!
If you are planning a trip to Vancouver, check out these dog friendly hotels.
2. Canmore, Alberta
Exploring the Rocky Mountains should be on everyone’s bucket list. People travel from all over the world to experience the magnificent mountain ranges, emerald green lakes, and breathtaking wilderness. Not only are dogs allowed in the Rocky Mountains, but their participation is encouraged!
The Rocky Mountains have many dog friendly attractions, and dogs are welcomed in all National Parks, on-leash. Canmore is one of the Rockies’ most beautiful destinations, and is a short drive from world-famous Banff, Alberta. There are designated off-leash areas, dog beaches, and dog friendly attractions all throughout the mountain ranges.
Thinking about exploring near Canmore? This dog friendly hotel is perfect for you and your pooch!
3. Winnipeg, Manitoba
Winnipeg is Manitoba’s most well-known city, and home to dozens of attractions. The trendy, historic downtown core of Winnipeg is popular among dog lovers, young and old. Dogs can be seen walking through town alongside their owners, or romping through some of the many off-leash dog parks in the area.
Winnipeg’s famous Red River is lined with trees, stunning parks, and green space, perfect for the active dog. Pack a picnic and spend the day at Whittier Park!
Enjoy a good night’s sleep at one of Winnipeg’s dog friendly hotels.
4. Toronto, Ontario
Toronto is Canada’s largest city, and home to some of the most dedicated dog owners we know! The city of Toronto is filled with dog friendly shops, lovely walking routes, and designated dog parks. There are also many beaches dedicated entirely to pups. This is a clean, well-maintained, and enjoyable vacation destination that you’ll never forget.
If you want an all-inclusive vacation experience, with stunning architecture, busy night life, forested walkways, and fantastic beaches, Toronto is the city for you!
Stay in the heart of Toronto at one of these dog friendly hotels.
5. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Saskatoon is Saskatchewan’s largest city, but is also the most beautiful. Historic Saskatoon is an architect’s dream, as many of the buildings are over a hundred years old. The stone walkways are perfect for a lovely stroll through town with your pup.
Saskatoon is built along the South Saskatchewan River, which has quite a few large, off-leash designated areas. These green spaces are enjoyed by dog lovers from all over Saskatchewan.
Booking a trip to Saskatoon with your dog has never been so easy with these pet friendly hotels!
6. Charlottetown, P.E.I
Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest province, but one of the most memorable. Many TV shows have featured Prince Edward Island, and it’s capitol, Charlottetown. Though the island is not large in size, it is great in history, and thousands of travellers visit from all over the world each year to witness its beauty themselves.
There are lots of towns, villages, and breathtaking scenery to explore with your dog, including parks, beaches, and hiking trails. You could spend days travelling up and down the coast with your pup!
Fortunately, the city of Charlottetown is a short journey from everywhere else on the island. Stay in one of these dog friendly hotels for the best Prince Edward Island experience!
7. Fredericton, New Brunswick
Though Fredericton is not a large city, the metro area itself is quite beautiful. With historic buildings, colourful homes, and tree-lined streets, Fredericton is an enjoyable place to spend your vacation. You can even bring your dog!
Fredericton has many green areas and walking paths along the stunning St. John River, perfect for a day with your pup. The changing leaves in fall inspire dog parents to dress in cozy scarves and sweaters, drink hot chocolate, and enjoy the cool breeze off of the water. Take in the dynamic atmosphere, music, and culture of one of Canada’s most historic cities.
Accommodations aren’t hard to come by in Fredericton. Check out these dog friendly hotels for a memorable experience.
8. Montreal, Quebec
Montreal is unique, inspiring, and “nothing short of spectacular!” This historic city is home to Canada’s most vibrant and famous French communities. The downtown core is filled with live music, art, and one of a kind shops that make one feel as though they may actually be in France.
Montreal is home to many dog lovers and parents, who prefer to do most daily activities with their dogs. That is why Montreal is a must-see vacation destination for dog parents.
Experience true Montreal comfort and hospitality by booking a room in one of these dog friendly hotels.
9. Halifax, Nova Scotia
Halifax is truly one of Canada’s greatest vacation destinations. Located on the Atlantic Ocean, Halifax is a perfect blend of metropolis and wilderness. The ever-growing city’s beauty has been maintained and multiplied by the culture and diversity of its people. Even the dogs of Halifax appear to be more attractive and enlightened by the city and its surroundings!
If you have a dog who loves to swim, visiting Canada’s East Coast is a must! The dog beaches are nothing like you’ve ever seen before.
If you are planning a trip to Halifax with your pup, check out these dog friendly hotels.
10. St. John’s, Newfoundland
St. John’s is another one of Canada’s most historic, beautiful, and enriching cities. Like Halifax, St. John’s is located on the gorgeous Atlantic Ocean, and is an excellent place to travel with dogs. Though the city is growing larger, it still maintains the traditional style of Newfoundland, with bright colours, traditional architecture, and a culture that can’t be beat. The journey to Newfoundland is an experience in itself, and is one that many people travel from all over the world to witness.
There are dozens of dog parks, off-leash areas, and designated dog beaches in St. John’s. This city has been well-known by dog lovers as one of the most dog friendly places to visit!
While visiting St. John’s, be sure to stay at one of these dog friendly hotels.
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