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Pet friendly stays in Canada

Pet friendly stays in Canada 

The holiday season isn’t just about presents and good food. All over Canada people are traveling to visit relatives or spend quality time with friends and family. And who’s the most important member of every family? It’s your dog of course! Canada has become increasingly more pet friendly so there’s no reason why your dog should have to stay behind while you’re on your holiday travels.

Boarding kennels and dog sitters are now a thing of the past with the number of pet friendly resorts, rentals and restaurants popping up around the country! If you’re headed out of town to visit the inlaws or just looking to have a Christmas away from home, check out our curated list of dog friendly stays in each province.

British Columbia

Prestige Oceanfront Resort, Vancouver Island

This upscale oceanfront hotel is the ideal haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. Their full-service resort features luxurious guest rooms, exceptional dining experiences, a world-class spa, and extraordinary hospitality. Conveniently located near unique local attractions, including the Sooke Pot Holes, French Beach, and the West Coast Trail, the resort is perfectly situated to inspire a truly West Coast experience.

The Burrard, Vancouver

Situated in downtown Vancouver, this trendy hotel offers a lot of fun amenities for young couples and families alike.The courtyard includes an oasis for outdoor lounging and ping pong games. This location is a converted motor hotel from 1956, it exudes character from every joist, railing and sightline.

Seaside Hotel, North Vancouver

This hotel is situated right in the heart of Vancouver’s best nature. Only minutes away from Grouse Mountain, you can spend time skiing or going for a hike with your pup. It’s a unique, stylish place to call home while you find adventure just minutes.

The Listel Hotel, Whistler

Just steps from the mountains, and at the heart of Whistler Village, the Listel Hotel Whistler offers the perfect base for your alpine adventure. A year-round wonderland with world-class amenities, summer in Whistler offers the very best of hiking, biking and so much more: paddle the glacier lakes, zip-line across the valley, or take in a round of golf at one of the resort’s trio of top class courses.

Fernie Stanford Resort, Fernie

The Fernie Stanford resort offers spacious hotel rooms and cozy private condos located right on the beautiful Elk River and is just minutes from the ski hill, offering year-round outdoor adventure.This location features an award-winning onsite restaurant, family-friendly aquatic centre with a waterslide.


Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff

For the most memorable mountain vacation you can imagine, check out the Fairmont Banff Springs. Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies," has been providing legendary hospitality to guests for more than 130 years.

The Westly, Calgary

You’ll find this stay in the thick of Calgary’s downtown, saddled between the Financial District and the West End. Perfect for a close stay during stampede or for hightailing it out to the mountains. Not to mention you’ll be steps away from Calgary’s best restaurants and entertainment.

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, Edmonton

For more than 100 years, Fairmont Hotel Macdonald has delivered timeless luxury in the heart of downtown Edmonton. Nestled upon the North Saskatchewan River Valley, the hotel’s charm and ever-evolving elegance has earned it the spotlight as one of the city’s most sought-after locations.

Chateau Jasper, Jasper

From romantic mountain escapes to backcountry adventures, the Chateau Jasper is the perfect place to relax and recharge while exploring the wonders of Jasper National Park. Conveniently located just beyond downtown Jasper, you can kick back in peace and quiet while being just a 10-minute walk from everything the mountain town has to offer.


Delta Hotels Bessborough, Saskatoon

Immerse yourself in an unparalleled perspective of Saskatoon—the city of bridges. Situated on the shores of the South Saskatchewan River, the over 100 year old Delta Hotel Bessborough boasts five acres of lush gardens in an idyllic locale.

The Hotel Saskatchewan, Regina

The historic charm and undeniable sophistication of The Hotel Saskatchewan welcomes you to a luxurious stay in Regina. Originally built in 1927 and located in the heart of downtown, this hotel has preserved its elegant grandeur through the years and features convenient access to Mosaic Stadium, University of Regina and Royal Saskatchewan Museum.


Radisson Hotel Downtown, Winnipeg

Conveniently located in the South Portage neighborhood, Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown is within sight of the Burton Cummings Theatre and area shopping centers. This hotel is less than a 15-minute walk from the RBC Convention Centre, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Exchange District, and Chinatown. Their skywalk connects you to Cityplace, Canada Life Centre, and Winnipeg Square.

Polar Inn, Churchill

Ever want to see a polar bear or the northern lights? Well Churchill is a little known Canadian gem for catching sight of some of Canada’s most underrated natural wonders. As a locally owned and family run business this hotel has been hosting guests since 1990 and in 2017 received the Manitoba Hotel Association Award for outstanding contribution and loyal years of exceptional performance, and leadership to the hotel industry.


Fairmont Royal York, Toronto

Toronto's landmark hotel is the gateway to your essential Toronto experience. Located in the downtown core, Fairmont Royal York is minutes from the city's biggest events and attractions including: The CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Scotiabank Arena, Rogers Centre, the Eaton Centre, and Meridian Hall performing arts venue.

Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites, Toronto

For a more affordable Toronto stay, check out Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites. An urban retreat and the gateway to Toronto, the Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites provides affordable accommodations in the eclectic North York district. Built by world-renowned architect Raymond Moriyama, the hotel was designed to be a tranquil and serene “resort within the city.” Floor-to-ceiling windows open to picturesque views of the ravine and Don Valley.

Hilton Niagara Falls, Niagra

This hotel overlooks the American and Canadian Falls. The Incline Railway to Horseshoe Falls is streets away, and is also five minutes from Niagara Parks Power Station and 15 minutes from the Butterfly Conservatory.

Novotel, Ottawa

This hotel is set in the heart of downtown Ottawa. Located just steps to the Byward Market and the Rideau Canal, a short walk to the Parliament and across the street from the Rideau Shopping Centre. It is also situated across from the Ottawa Convention Centre and a short walk to the University of Ottawa.


Auberge Saintlo Montréal, Montréal

The hostel with the cute red awnings in the heart of downtown. They serve up free breakfast every morning in a cozy café that transforms into a bar at night. Just steps away from the metro, stores and shops, Concordia University, daring art exhibitions, the Musée des Beaux-arts and a 14-km path along the Lachine Canal.

Hôtel Le Dauphin Montréal Centre-Ville, Montréal

In the heart of a booming downtown Montreal, cross the street and you are at the Convention center. Next street, grab a coffee, you are already in Old Town. Not tired? Join the crowd on the Festival Plaza or shop big on Ste-Catherine street. 

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Quebec City

Perhaps the most famous hotel in all of Canada, this heritage urban resort will seduce you with its breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River and the architecture of the Old fortified City, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Entourage sur-le-Lac, Quebec City

Located on a private beach on Lac-Beauport, discover Quebec City’s brand-new hotel that melds modern design, inviting wide-open spaces, and delicious gourmet food.  Entourage sur-le-Lac Hotel is nestled right in the heart of the magnificent outdoor playground. It offers a kaleidoscope of year-round activities and entertainment that are centered on well-being and the art of living.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, St. John’s

Steeped in history and built on the site of the old Fort William at the base of Signal Hill, our downtown St. John’s hotel blends elegance with the vibrant and colourful atmosphere of one of the oldest cities in North America. Easily accessible from the St. John's airport and overlooking the harbor, this pet-friendly hotel is just minutes from area attractions, boutique shopping and legendary George Street.

Hew & Draw, Corner Brook

The Hew & Draw has revitalized a century-old downtown site into the city’s most elegant hotel, complete with an onsite craft brewery and restaurant. Close to the amenities of downtown, surrounding ocean and mountains.

Prince Edward Island

Rodd, Charlottetown

Step into historic elegance as you enter the grand lobby with its marble floors and barrel-vaulted ceilings. Built in 1931, the Rodd Charlottetown features the luxurious characteristics and details synonymous with Canadian National Railway Hotels. You can easily explore all the culinary, cultural and coastal experiences downtown Charlottetown has to offer on foot starting with the Confederation Center of the Arts.

The Holman Grand Hotel, Charlottetown

Through an underground pedway, The Holman Grand is connected to the Confederation Centre for the Arts, making it easy to attend conferences, events, and theatrical performances without straying far from your world-class accommodations.

New Brunswick

Coastal Cabins, Cape Tormentine

The Coastal Cabins are just a few walking minutes away from the wonderful sandy beach of Cape Tormentine. Not to mention, it is also a short drive from Cape Jouriman Nature Centre, Confederation Bridge, PEI and provincial tourism centers. Ideal location for day trips to explore PEI, Shediac, the Hopewell Rocks, the Moncton region and Nova Scotia. You can also buy fresh lobsters right off the boat at the Cape Tormentine wharf .

The Algonquin Resort St. Andrews by-the-Sea, St. Andrews

For over a century, The Algonquin Resort St. Andrews by-the-Sea,has offered travelers an exquisite stay in New Brunswick. Their year-round resort invites you to enjoy family time in an indoor heated pool with a three story waterslide. You can also pamper yourself at the spa, or spend the day on their spectacular award winning golf course.

Nova Scotia

The Iona Heights Inn, Cape Breton

Newly renovated & upgraded accommodations. The inn is situated alongside the beautiful Bras d'Or Lake and is centrally located, close to all of the island’s attractions. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, take a guided kayak tour or visit one of the many golf courses. The Inn is also next door to the Highland Village Museum, a 40 acre site dotted with 11 historic buildings depicting life for Gaelic settlers in Nova Scotia.

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, Halifax

Situated along the scenic Halifax waterfront, this hotel offers easy access to the shops and restaurants along the boardwalk as well as the Historic Properties. Fuel up for a busy day in downtown Halifax with a cup of Sissiboo Coffee Roaster Ltd coffee at Balancing Rock Coffeehouse, enjoy the harbor views from their  seasonal outdoor patio, or try one of their restaurant’s seasonal dishes sourced from Nova Scotia.

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