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 Dog Paddling Adventures
Dog Paddling Adventures Dog Paddling Adventures offers 1-6 day hiking, canoeing, skijoring, and snowshoeing trips for dogs (and their people) in the Toronto area. The cost varies from $30 for a half-day hike to $635 for a weeklong adventure. All trips include camping accommodation, delicious meals, equipment, park permits, lifejackets and backpacks for both people and dogs, as well as the services of a wilderness guide. See Details
Pet Friendly Paint with an International Artist
Paint with an International Artist 'Paint with an International Artist' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Caroline. Your host will introduce you to the current show that is hanging in her studio. You will be given a private lesson on how to draw and paint, and how to think creatively and enjoy a glass of local wine. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $40 per person. See Details
Eldred King Woodlands Eldred King Woodlands has beautiful extensive woodland trails where leashed dogs can enjoy the forest trails. See Details
Cherry/Clarke Beach You can enjoy a day at the beach with your pup at Cherry/Clark Beach. With ample parking, close proximity to the Martin Goodman Trail, and a designated off-leash area for dogs to romp along the beach's western boundary, you and Fido are sure to enjoy a trip to this popular spot in Toronto. See Details
Don Valley Brick Works Park Built on the site of a former quarry, Don Valley Brick Works Park offers many amenities include an off-leash dog park. Leashed dogs are welcome throughout the park, but dogs can romp without a leash in the dog park beside the parking lot. See Details
Sunnybrook Park The popular Sunnybrook Park offers many amenities for dogs to enjoy with their humans, including an off-leash dog park below the Sunnybrook Hospital, on the west side of the West Don River. Leashed pets are also welcome throughout most of the areas of the remainder of the park. See Details
MaCaulay Point Park Once you go past Flemming Beach and Buxton Green to the breakwater it opens up to an off leash paradise for pups and stunning views for their owners. If you want a social gathering head here on a weekday at about 5:30pm and all the locals and their dogs are out. The locals meet on top of the hill but there are 2 looping paths you can walk as well. The inner path is less remarkable but keeps you out of the wind on the days the weather isn't at it's best. The outer path is larger and has stunning views. There are also a few trails down to small beaches, for a cool dip. There is no drinking water at this park so bring a water bottle. The pups get thirsty with all the playing. See Details
Long Point Provincial Park Long Point offers an off-leash dog exercise/beach area located at the west end of the day-use beach, in the New Park area. It is important to remember that dogs must be controlled by their owner at all times and must be kept on a leash in any other area of the park. See Details
Toronto Downtown Photography Tour 'Toronto Downtown Photography Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Bruno. This photo tour can be adapted to your specific needs. You will have the chance to see iconic places such as Union Station, CN Tower and the Toronto Sign along the way. All pets are welcome on this tour. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 5 guests ages 5 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $39 per person. See Details
Sandy Beach/River Park Sandy Beach/River Park is a great dog park. There are lots of dogs to play with, lots of garbage cans for poo bags, plenty of parking, benches and picnic tables, a dog water fountain, and access to the river. To get to the river you must do down a pretty steep path and through a small "on-leash" area but once you cross the bridge there is a small forested area and places for the dogs to play in the water. There is also a nice path that is good for humans! It is gravel so no rollerblading but bikers and strollers can get around this park well. Great for runners too! See Details
Earl Bales Leash Free Dog Park This lovely and expansive leash-free park offers many amenities including walking trails. Visitors to the park must follow the rules posted at each of the three double-gated entrances. Access to the park is off Don River Boulevard from Sheppard Avenue West. See Details
The Shops at Don Mills The Shops at Don Mills is an outdoor shopping centre with some stores welcoming dogs inside. They even provide water bowls and dog treats. Dogs are not permitted at any of the restaurants or food service areas. Dogs must be leashed at all times and humans must clean up after their pets. See Details
Greenwood Conservation Area (North End of Ajax) Ajax's Greenwood Conservation Area has beautiful views and a large area for off leash dog action. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER GREENWIOOD PARK MAIN ENTRANCE (off of Westney Road), as the main part of the park is supposed to be dog-free. Entrance is located on Church Street North, north of Taunton Road and just south of Concession 5. See Details
Southland Off Leash Park Southland Off Leash Park is Calgary's premier off leash park. There are hundreds of acres of off leash park nestled along the Bow River where your dog can romp in the natural setting, go for a swim, and make new friends. Very well used, with ample parking and garbage bins. See Details
Derby Reach Regional Park This is an amazing off-leash area with access to the Fraser River for dogs to swim in. There is 3 large fenced in parks with benches and trees just beside the camping area. The park is very well maintained and there is free poop bags provided. See Details
Sherwood Park Sherwood Park features a large playground, wading pools, walking trails, picnic tables, and an off-leash dog park. Leashed dogs are also welcome to join their humans throughout many of the park's other areas beyond the dog park. See Details
Sibbald Point Provincial Park Sibbald Point contains a dog beach (dogs must be leashed while on the beach as it isn't fenced) and trails to walk. See Details
Discover Banff National Park Day Trip 'Discover Banff National Park Day Trip' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kevin. Enjoy a guided tour of a beautiful park. During this experience, you will be in areas where there is wildlife. Let your host know if you are planning on bringing your well-behaved and leashed dog. The experience lasts 10 hours and can accommodate up to 5 guests ages 5 and up. Rates start at $126 per person. See Details
Silverbirch Park This off-leash dog park is located from the foot of Silverbirch Ave. to the foot of Nursewood Rd. See Details
Bronte Creek Provincial Park Acres of beautiful off-leash woodland walking trails, with river access. Washrooms in spring/summer/fall and water bowls for dogs. Accessed from the campground side at Bronte Road/Upper Middle. See Details
Holt Renfrew Flagship Department Store Holt Renfrew welcomes pets in their flagship department store downtown. From the furs of our forefathers to the designer handbags of today's minted misses, Holts has been stepping it up for 170 years when it comes to meeting the evolving needs of Canada's distinguished clientele. See Details
Ramsden Park Ramsden Park features an off-leash dog park located at 215 Avenue Road. See Details
Bed, Bath & Beyond Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners while they shop at Bed, Bath & Beyond. The store is open Monday-Friday 9:00am-9:00pm, Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm. See Details
Apollo Crater Park Clean Off-leash park in Orleans (east of Ottawa). Recovered crater is grassed and has planted trees on the sides. Friendly pet owners and other dogs of all sizes. See Details