Dog Friendly Activities in Canada

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Canada, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly Terwillegar Park
Terwillegar Park Terwillegar Park provides acres of space for your pup to enjoy playing without a leash in Edmonton, AB. Just make sure your dog is licensed and vaccinated before enjoying the park. The park also has dog-friendly, multi-use trails and a 262-metre-long footbridge that links the park to Jan Reimer Park on the north side of the river. See Details
Pet Friendly Rainbow Park
Rainbow Park Rainbow Park in Whistler, BC, allows dogs off-leash before 10am and after 8pm daily. They also have a gated, designated off-leash area available 24/7. There is even a "Barking Bay" beach area for dogs at the park. See Details
Mount Royal Park Mount Royal Park in Montreal is dog-friendly. The park features a popular trail that's a perfect nature escape from city life. The trail stretches for miles around the area, giving you and your pooch plenty to explore. Dogs must be on leash at all times, and owners must pick up after their pet. See Details
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site is a dog-friendly park in Caledonia, NS. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on one of the many hiking trails. There are easy and moderate loops that offer great views of the water and forest, or you can try one of the in-and-out trails. The Mersey Meadow, Hemlocks and Hardwoods, and Gold Mines trails are self-guided and the informative panels throughout provide details about the natural and cultural resources the park protects. See Details
Bicycle Craft Brewery Bicycle Craft Brewery is dog-friendly. This relaxed shop and taproom welcomes dogs to join their owners inside. You can enjoy 12 oz pours or flights of beer, along with locally made snacks from some of Ottawa's best artisan food shops. Peckish pups are invited to bring their own food from outside or to get food delivered from nearby. There's swag and cans to take home with you, too. Bicycle Craft Brewery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11am to 9pm, Sunday from 11am to 5pm, Monday from 11am to 6pm, and Tuesday from 11am to 6pm. See Details
Old Flame Brewing Co. Nestled in the Historical District of Port Perry, Old Flame Brewing Co. is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners for a craft brew both inside and outside of Old Flame. Old Flame's menu includes beers such as its "Dirty Blonde," a hazy, golden lager, "Gimme a Kiss," an Indian Red Lager, and "Perry Loved Mary," a hop forward Ale. Bring Fido to the Brewing Co. on a Saturday afternoon for live music. Old Flame Brewing Co. is open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 9pm and Sunday from 11am to 6pm. See Details
Signal Hill National Historic Site Signal Hill National Historic Site is pet-friendly. This St. John's landmark is a great place for a hike with your pooch. The highlight of this great overlook on the coast is a bronze statue of a Newfoundland next to a Labrador, commemorating the breeds’ first home. Dogs are welcome if they are on a leash and all mess is cleaned up after them. Signal Hill is open every day of the week from 10am to 6pm. See Details
Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park is a popular dog-friendly attraction in Hopewell Cape, NB. Plan your visit carefully around the tide table in order to be able to walk the ocean floor when the tide recedes. This will allow you to get close to the rock formations that resemble flowerpots. Fido is welcome to join you on a leash that is 10 feet or shorter (you can rent a leash at the admission kiosk if you don't have a suitable leash with you). Pets are restricted from accessing all buildings (with the exception of service dogs). There are restrooms, picnic areas, and walking trails as well. See Details
Parc Jean-Paul Forand Ecological Park Parc Jean-Paul Forand Ecological Park, located in Shefford, QC, is a beautiful park with trails ideal for you and Fido. Take your best friend for a hike along Sarsaparilla, Violet, Surette, Fougere and Savoyane Trails which lead you along a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you when exploring this beautiful area on foot. See Details
Tatamagouche Brewery Fido is welcome to join you at pet-friendly Tatamagouche Brewery in Tatamagouche, NS. This former butcher shop turned community brewery offers apparel, glassware and growler fills. Enjoy sampling a flight of their small, handcrafted beers on the outdoor patio with your pup. See Details
Greenwood Conservation Area (North End of Ajax) Greenwood Conservation Area is pet-friendly. Join hikers and fishing enthusiasts at Greenwood Conservation Area for a day of off-leash fun. Located in the woods along Duffins Creek, this protected area is full of winding woodland trails and features a large off-leash space with entrances to the water. Dog owners are reminded to clean up after pups for other park users to enjoy the space, too. See Details
Jackie Parker Park Jackie Parker Park is a large open space where Fido can romp off-leash. The Park is best for walking, ball throwing, and playing with multiple dogs. Jackie Parker features granular and natural paths, access to water, partial lighting, and snow removal in certain sections. The Park is not fenced. Dogs must be cleaned up after and licensed. Owners should have voice control of their pet and have a leash on hand. Jackie Parker Park is open daily from 5am to 11pm. See Details
Outlet Collection at Niagara Outlet Collection at Niagara a pet-friendly mall and welcomes dogs to shop with owners. Although most stores, like Bass Pro Shops, welcome dogs, some may not. Please comply with all individual stores’ policies. See Details
Dundas Valley Conservation Area Dundas Valley Conservation Area in Hamilton, ON is dog-friendly. Located on the Niagara Escarpment, this 40-kilometre trail system provides a connection to the Bruce Trail. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on the trail, as long as they are well-behaved and cleaned up after. See Details
Featherstone Estate Winery Featherstone Winery is dog-friendly. Located a short 30 minute drive from the Niagara-on-the-Lake wineries, this eco-friendly, twenty mile bench winery produces fine grapes for their delicious wine. Dogs are welcome to join their owners both inside the tasting room and out on the veranda, where pizza is cooked in a wood-fired pizza oven. Featherstone Winery is open every day of the week from 11:00am to 5:30pm. See Details
Kichesippi Beer Kichesippi Beer is a family-owned craft brewery in Ottawa, ON with a dog-friendly patio and heated beer garden. Water bowls are available for thirsty pups. They are open Monday from 11am to 6pm and Tuesday through Sunday from 11am to 9pm. See Details
Nickel Brook Brewing Co. Nickel Brook Brewing Co. is dog-friendly and this establishment has been a leading player in the Ontario Craft Beer industry since 2005. From Pale Ales and IPAs to sour and wild ales to stouts and porters, the beer line is deep and diverse. Bring your dog to the taproom in Burlington. See Details
High River Brewing Company High River Brewing Company is a dog-friendly brewery in High River, AB. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you at a table on the outdoor patio. Enjoy the Floating Barn Pale Ale, Diving Fox India Pale Ale, Muddy Tail Stout, and Rising Pheasant Brown Ale. Food trucks are announced on their website. See Details
Eramosa Karst Conservation Area Eramosa Karst Conservation Area in Hamilton, ON is dog-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners at this unique natural area filled with underground caves and streams, meadows and forests. This natural gems is a great location for hiking and appreciating nature. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess to preserve the cleanliness of the area. See Details
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a simple suspension bridge crossing the Capilano River in the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The current bridge is 140 metres long and 70 metres above the river. Leashed dogs are permitted to cross the bridge, but are not allowed in the Raptors Ridge area or inside the gift shop. See Details
Au Diable Vert Over 320 acres of mountainous land awaits you and your dogs with 14km of well-marked trails. Our alpine field provides a place to run and play or simply to enjoy the breathtaking view. Whether you want a quick jaunt though an easy flowing path or a more challenging route that winds its way through the mountain forest and over mountain brooks, there is a trail for you here. Also offered is access to the river, various outdoor activities and one of a kind lodging. Open year round, everyday. See Details
Tudhope Park Great dog friendly waterfront park with miles of paved walking trails and acres of bush to explore. Some great sandy shore areas for the dogs to swim. Trails are cleared in the winter. The city even supplies poop bags. See Details
Buena Vista Dog Park Bring Fido to romp off-leash at the Buena Vista Dog Park. This area brands itself as great for ball throwing, walking and playing with multiple dogs. It is not fenced, although it does feature gravel and paved paths, water access, and snow removal on parking lots and its bike path. Dogs should be leashed during hot air balloon launches and must be cleaned up after and licensed. Owners should have voice control of their pet and have a leash on hand. The park is open daily from 5am to 11pm. See Details
King's Park Please obey the following rules while enjoying Winnipeg’s off-leash dog areas: Dog owners must be present and within view of their dogs at all times. Aggressive dogs are not allowed in off-leash areas. Dogs must be under voice control while off-leash. Dog owners must have a leash in hand at all times. Female dogs in heat are not allowed in off-leash areas. Holes dug by dogs must be filled by the dog owner. All feces must be picked up by the dog owner and removed or deposited in waste receptacles. All dogs must be licensed in accordance with the City of Winnipeg Responsible Pet Ownership By-law 92/2013. Please call 311 for more information. All sites are open 7:00am to 11:00pm or as posted at the site. See Details