No one loves heading out on the trails with you more than your dog, so why let the fun end when the sun goes down? There are some amazing pet-friendly places to stay in our parks and sites across the country, so make a reservation now and get ready for good times, tail wags and plenty of pup-snuggles along the way.
Need to know: Dogs are welcomed on most Parks Canada sites, but ONLY if they are on a leash less than three meters long, and under control at all times. Staying on-leash is really important not just for your dog’s safety but for the safety and preservation of many of the wildlife species that roam free within Parks spaces too. Please stay safe and respect this rule! And, of course, always scoop that poop and dispose of it responsibly!
Newfoundland and Labrador
There are so many wonderful places to sniff and scamper in Canada’s eastern-most park. From hiking the boreal forest to exploring the ponds and bogs of Newfoundland’s Terra Nova, there’s plenty for you and your pup to enjoy. Sleep soundly in one of our five pet-friendly oTENTik units, the perfect mix of a tent and A-frame cabin, for a hassle-free trip for the entire family.
Need to know: Pets are welcome to enjoy all areas of the park except the beach and boardwalk at Sandy Pond. Stay vigilant as local wildlife includes black bears, lynx and moose.
From waterfalls to drumlin hills, you’ll find wild beauty wherever you look on the trails in this Atlantic Canada gem. Just make sure your pup is on-leash as there are many rare species of reptiles and amphibians in the park and off-leash dogs can easily disturb breeding grounds. After a full day’s adventures, there are plenty of pet-friendly overnight options, from front country camping, to snuggling up in a yurt, rustic cabin or oTENTik.
Need to know: Dogs are only allowed on trails and on Merrymakedge beach, an easy stroll from the Slapfoot Trail next to Jeremy’s Bay Campground.
You and your dog will love a long on-leash walk along Callanders Beach, exploring tidal rock pools and maybe a spot of soft-shell clam fishing too—permit required. After hiking through forests and salt marshes, you’ve earned your rest, but try and stay up to watch the stars twinkle in this peaceful Dark Sky Preserve. oTENTik units 75 and 84 are pet-friendly, so make a reservation for a night or two along the scenic Acadian Coast.
Need to know: Dogs are not allowed on Kellys Beach or the boardwalk.
Make a reservation for pet-friendly oTENTik units 3B or 3E at Mallorytown Landing on the banks of the St. Lawrence River and start planning an amazing all-day on-leash adventure. Explore the shorelines and windswept pine forests of Ontario’s Thousand Islands National Park. Got your own boat? Then set sail on an island adventure and stay at one of 61 pet-friendly campsites across the park’s 20 islands.
Need to know: Pets are not allowed on beach areas.
Make it a historic mini-break with your furry best friend at the Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site and watch that tail wag on a walk along the canal path. There are twenty-four lock stations along the way and if you’re in a tent or RV, pups are welcome. Upgrade your experience and pamper that pooch by making a reservation for a night in one of our historic cottages— both the luxurious lockmaster house and the cozy canalman’s cottage are pet-friendly.
Need to know: Please keep your dog on-leash at all times along the canal, getting too close to dams can be dangerous as fast-moving water creates strong undercurrents that can drown even the strongest swimmer.
Oh, those endless prairie skies, spectacular by day and truly dazzling at night studded with twinkling stars. Stride out and explore the trails overlooking the Frenchman River Valley on an on-leash hike. Check the pet-friendly box when you make a reservation at one of our oTENTik units in the East and West Blocks or take your pick from our all-pet-friendly campsites.
Need to know: Look out for snakes in the bush and check your pet for ticks and burrs. Please avoid prairie dog towns for their safety and yours.
Woof! Perfect for dogs who love to splash and swim, your pup is welcome to enjoy a dip at most of the beaches here. Scamper out on-leash and explore the trails through remote forest meadows and along the shoreline of the lakes, before curling up together in your tent as the stars come out. All five of the park’s front-country, vehicle-accessible campgrounds and 15 backcountry campgrounds are pet-friendly, so make a reservation on our booking site to pick your prime spot.
Need to know: Dogs are not allowed in any of the buoyed swimming areas in the park and must not be left unattended in your tent or on your campsite.
You, your pet and Canada’s largest Rocky Mountain Park? Looks like the perfect match! Head out on a pet-friendly camping adventure. Whether it’s tenting under forest canopy or keeping it cozy in your RV, tail thumping good times are guaranteed in one of our many campgrounds. Most trails in Jasper National Park that do not enter into Caribou habitat are dog friendly, which means you and your furry friend can go almost anywhere you want! Remember to keep your pet on a leash and be aware of other trail users and wildlife.
Need to know: Check the Jasper Information Centre in the Jasper townsite for the latest information on trail openings and dog safety, specifically, which trails to avoid because of potential wildlife conflicts.
Have fun explaining the midnight sun to your furry pal when you visit this land of wonders. From Canada’s highest peak to its largest icefield, get ready to be awed from every angle as you enjoy your on-leash exploration of this Yukon gem! Make a reservation for pet-friendly oTENTik 1 or 5 nestled under the trees in Kluane’s Kathleen Lake campground, just a short stroll from the lake, or pitch your tent in one of the 39 pet-friendly sites which operate on a self-registration, first come-first serve basis.
Need to know: Remember that you are staying in bear country. Learn how to stay safe by keeping a “bare” campsite Don’t leave pets unattended outside – especially at night. They can attract carnivores such as bears, cougars, wolves, or coyotes, and may be attacked.
Source: Parks Canada