Your 2023 Bucket List to Complete With Your Dog in Canada
Canada is one of the most dog friendly countries in the world and that is something to celebrate! As pet parents, we are always on the lookout for fun activities that we can do with our pets. 2023 is shaping up to be a great year so get out there and check off some of the fun Canadian activities we’ve put together below!
Pet-a-palooza is one of the biggest dog events of the year! Think of a music festival but for dogs. This event is held in Yaletown Vancouver on August 27, 2023 and will host up to 15,000 dogs at this free event. There are a number of events going on throughout the day including a doggy pool party, bulldog races and dog yoga. If that’s not enough, you can also walk through the booths to get free swag from some of the local vendors and even grab your dog a puppuccino at the walk-through puppuccino shop. If you find yourself indisposed that weekend, pup-a-palooza also has events in both Calgary and Victoria this summer as well!
Lake Agnes Tea House in Lake Louise
Being in Canada, we have some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes to behold, including the rocky mountains. One of the best ways to enjoy the Rockies with your dog is by hiking to the Lake Agnes Tea House in Lake Louise. Start your adventure on the shoreline of Lake Louise and begin a forested 3.5 km hike to the Lake Agnes Tea House. With an elevation gain of 400 m or 1,300 ft, the valley opens to reveal spectacular Lake Agnes. Take a moment and enjoy a hot beverage and homemade goodies while taking in the views. Just make sure to visit during the summer as their operation is seasonal!
Great Sandhills Ecological Reserve, SK
The Great Sandhills of southwestern Saskatchewan are a unique 1,900 sq. km area of active desert-like sand dunes. It is a protected area and lies within the Great Sandhills Ecological Reserve. Spend the day hiking with your dog, spotting wildlife and jumping the dunes!
Konex Cable Tubing
The Forks National Historic Site, MB
Winter in Canada can sometimes feel like it lasts forever. That’s why it’s important to find activities that you and your dog can enjoy in the snow! Open from February to March, Konex Cable Tubing is a linear cable system consisting of two towers with an overhead cable that pulls tubes/riders back and forth along a snow track for a continuous 5-minute ride. It’s $5 per ride and even dogs can ride with their owners for free!
Centreville Amusement Park
Surrounded by 600 acres of gorgeous parkland and just across the harbor from the city of Toronto, this charming and one-of-a-kind amusement park is set on an island, and is only accessible by ferry. Take a quick and scenic ride on the Centre Island ferry with unbelievable views of the Toronto skyline. Enjoy flume rides, an antique carousel, pony rides, and a windmill-inspired Ferris wheel. Dogs are welcome as long as they are on leash! With more than 30 rides and attractions and 14 mouth-watering food outlets, Centre Island’s iconic Centreville Amusement Park is the ultimate summer destination to check out in Ontario with your dog.
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Quebec City, QC
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. 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. Pamper yourself with a luxurious dog-friendly stay at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac.
The east coast of Canada is one of the most exciting places in the country. Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Halifax hold some of the most breathtaking views and diverse landscapes. One of the best things about the maritimes however may be the sheer number of dog friendly beaches. So if your dog likes to swim, load up the car and check out the links below for the best dog friendly beaches in each of the east coast provinces!