Dog Friendly Activities in Halifax, NS

There are 11 dog friendly activities in Halifax. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Halifax.

Pet Friendly Point Pleasant Park
Point Pleasant Park Point Pleasant Park is one of Halifax Regional Municipality's great civic spaces. It is the largest forested park on the Halifax peninsula and offers fine views of the Atlantic Ocean. It is also one of about 7 off leash parks for dogs in the HRM - and the oldest dog park in Halifax. There is an off leash part and a "no-dogs at all after 10am" part, so consult the well marked signage inside the park. See Details
Pet Friendly Tour of Historic Downtown Halifax
Tour of Historic Downtown Halifax 'Tour of Historic Downtown Halifax' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kristine. You and Fido will embark on a guided tour of the city, discovering historical landmarks and local spots along the way. See sites such as Halifax Harbour, Georges Island, Pier 21, Citadel Hill, Grande Parade, St Paul's Church and more. Because you will be chauffeured for most of this experience, contact host prior to booking for approval on bringing the pooch along. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 7 guests ages 8 and up. Rates start at $39 per person. See Details
Lee Valley Tools Lee Valley Tools is a dog-friendly hardware store in Halifax. Fido can join you as you wander the aisles of high-quality woodworking tools, including wood turning, wood finishing, sharpening, and wood carving. Lee Valley Tools is open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 6pm and Sunday from 11am to 5pm. See Details
Rona Rona is a pet-friendly home improvement store in Halifax. They sell everything you need to make your house into a home, including electrical goods, paint supplies, outdoor furniture, and much more. Rona is open Monday through Friday from 7am to 9pm, Saturday from 8am to 9pm, and Sunday from 9am to 6pm. See Details
Patagonia Patagonia Halifax is a pet-friendly store in Nova Scotia. They invite pets and their owners to come and check out their range of outdoor clothing and gear. Patagonia is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 7pm, Saturday from 9am to 6pm, and Sunday from 11am to 5pm. See Details
Quinpool Road Quinpool Road is a popular shopping district in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They are home to just under 40 pet-friendly stores. Located on the western edge of the Halifax Commons, Quinpool Road is just down the road from Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and the Museum of Natural History. When shop owners started to realize how many of their customers had to leave dogs at home to come and check out the stores, they decided to start 'Paws Here'. This pet-friendly initiative invites pet owners to bring them into stores with them. Pet owners are also advised to keep an eye on the website and Facebook page to find out about lots of community activities involving dogs, including a doggy carnival. The following stores allow animals to accompany their human with 'Paws Here': Acadia & Quigley, Aerobics First, Ash Jewelry, BMO Quinpool Branch, Burke & Burke Design, Canadian Tire Quinpool, CIBC Quinpool Branch, Courtside Sneakers, Elegant Touch Hair Design, Fergus Ford Barrister & Solicitor, Finer Things Antiques, Flower Trends, Hairs To Ya!, Halifax Veterinary Hospital, Kennedy’s Autopro, Liberty Tax Service, Long Alley Bicycles, Matthews McDonough Financial Planning Inc., Nautilus Aquatics & Hobbies, Oddfellows Barbershop, Oxford Learning, Padgett Business Services, Proskates, Quinpool Shoe Repair, RBC Quinpool Branch, Sarah & Tom, Scotiabank Quinpool Branch, Secord Gallery, Studio Works International Ltd., TD Bank Quinpool Branch, The Deck Box, The Ikebana Shop, The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, The Tax Depot, The Trail Shop, Trinity Jewellers, Vogue Optical, and Zephyr Rug and Home. Pet policies may vary from store to store. See Details
Chapters Chapters is a pet-friendly bookstore that offers row upon row of brand new books, electronics, home goods, and seasonal gifts. Fido can join you while you inside while you check out all the stuff on sale. They are open Monday through Saturday from 9:30am to 10:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am to 9:00pm. See Details
Michaels This popular hobby goods store in Halifax is pet-friendly. Michaels offers home decor and framing as well as numerous other crafty items for you and Fido to get your paws on. Michaels is open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 9pm and Sunday from 10am to 7pm. See Details
Mainland Common Park Mainland Common Park is pet-friendly. Offering the only public fenced-in off-leash dog parks in Halifax, there's a small and large dog section to enjoy. The trails that surround the dog park are pet-friendly too, although Fido will need to wear a leash when exploring these. See Details
Long Lake Provincial Park Long Lake Provincial Park is a dog-friendly park in Halifax, NS. The park offers birding, fishing, hiking, boating, sailing, camping, geocaching, horseshoes, kayaking, mountain biking, and swimming. A seasonal concession stand sells ice cream, firewood, ice, and more. The 3-mile White Earth Trail is accessible year-round via Township Road 621. Stay alert for bear activity. See Details
Irving Big Stop Bark Park Irving Big Stop is dog-friendly! Bring Fido to this Enfield gas station and restaurant's fenced-in, grassy dog park where dogs can safely relax and stretch their legs off-leash during a long road trip. Waste bags are provided, along with some agility equipment for the dogs to use so they can stretch their paws. See Details
Dartmouth Crossing Dartmouth Crossing is a shopping center with a difference, lots of their stores are dog-friendly. Many stores at Dartmouth Crossing welcome leashed, well-behaved pets inside. Just look for the “Pet Friendly Store” decals on the front door to see if Fido is allowed inside. Pets must be kept leashed or in carriers and kept under control by their owners. The stores at Dartmouth Crossing that allow pets are: Addition-Elle, Aldo, Banana Republic Factory Store, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Best Buy, Canadian Tire, Chatters Salon, cleo, Coconut Creek, ecko unltd, Gap Factory Store, Golf Town, Kent Building Supplies, La Vie En Rose, Life Salon Spa, Marshalls, Michaels, Payless Shoes, Pet Smart, Pier1 Imports, Pro Hockey Life, Pseudio, Reitmans, Roots 73, Samsonite, SellOffVacations.com, Sport Chek, Staples, Stokes, Structube, Suzy Shier, Take It Outside, Tommy Hilfiger, Wicker Emporium, and UBreakiFix. Dartmouth Crossing is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 9pm, Saturday from 9:30am to 9pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. See Details
Irving Big Stop Bark Park Irving Big Stop is dog-friendly! Bring Fido to this Deer Lake gas station and restaurant's fenced-in, grassy dog park where dogs can safely relax and stretch their legs off-leash during a long road trip. Waste bags are provided, along with some agility equipment for the dogs to use so they can stretch their paws. See Details
Off Track Brewing Ltd. Off Track Brewing Ltd. is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome on the patio and inside, as long as they are leashed and don't bark too much. This local craft brewery has seating for 80 people. Here, you'll find a variety of craft beer and cider on tap. Off Track Brewing Ltd. is open Wednesday from 12pm to 8pm, Thursday through Saturday from 12pm to 10pm, and Sunday 12pm to 6pm. See Details
Shubie Park Shubie Park is a pet-friendly park in Dartmouth. This urban park has a lake on either side and is a great place to explore with your leashed pooch. There are canals, trails and benches throughout the park, but the highlight is an off-leash area. The space is not fenced, so keep an eye on your pup and don't let them wander too far away. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Winners Winners is a Bedford department store which allows leashed dogs inside. They are open Monday through Wednesday from 10am to 8pm, Thursday to Friday from 10am to 9pm, Saturday from 9am to 9pm, and Sunday from 11am to 6pm. See Details
Spindrift Brewing Company Spindrift Brewing Company is a dog-friendly brewery in Dartmouth, NS where your leashed dog is welcome to join you on the outdoor patio. Spindrift Brewing Company takes pride in creating craft-brewed beer that embodies the land, ocean, and people of Atlantic Canada. Try their Sea Glass North East IPA, Killick Session Lager, or Strawberry Run Ale while you're visiting! See Details