Dog Friendly Activities in Ontario

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Ontario, 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
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
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
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
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
Canadian Tire Fido is welcome to join you in Canadian Tire as you shop for automotive, outdoor, and sports and recreation items, home decor, tools and more. Dogs must be on a leash during their visit to Canadian Tire. Canadian Tire also features an Auto Centre. The Timmins store hours are Monday through Friday from 8am to 9pm, Saturday from 8am to 8pm, and Sunday from 9am to 5pm. The Auto Centre's hours are Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. 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
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
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
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.
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Silverbirch Park This off-leash dog park is located from the foot of Silverbirch Ave. to the foot of Nursewood Rd. See Details
Ramsden Park Ramsden Park features an off-leash dog park located at 215 Avenue Road. See Details
HomeSense HomeSense is pet-friendly. This household goods store is full of great items to make life at home easier, including home furnishings and more. Homesense is open Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 9:00pm, Saturday from 9:00am to 7:00pm, and Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm. 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
G. Ross Lord Off-Leash Dog Park This off-leash park is fully fenced and offers benches, garbage cans, and a small trail.
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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
Sir Winston Churchill Park Sir Winston Churchill Park offers a large off-leash dog area in addition to other amenities. See Details
Wasaga Beach Area 3 Wasaga Beach is a pet-friendly stretch of sand in Ontario. The area includes the Provincial Park office and a dog-friendly area. The beach is heavily patrolled by the Ministry of Natural Resources staff and they are dead serious about keeping dogs away from the other beach areas. There are few views in the area as gorgeous as the entire shore with the Blue Mountains in the distance. The water is deep blue and ideal for a quick doggy paddle. 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
Kew Gardens There is an off-leash dog park located within Kew Gardens at the south end of the park. This area, also known as Beaches Park, features an off-leash area adjacent to the beach. See Details