Avoid the dramas of packing your suitcase in front of your pet and save the money spent on kennels for a suite upgrade! It’s time to go on a tour of Canada with your best friend– get that pooch selfie stick (google it if you haven’t uncovered this stroke of pet photography genius) packed and off you go.
We’ve rounded up some fantastic pet-friendly hotels in Canada stretching from coast to coast and just for fun, we’ve paired each hotel with a dog from the Canadian Kennel Club’s list of Canada’s favourite breeds. Did we miss yours? Feel free to bombard us with pics of your pal and tell us where you’ll be taking them next.
Your Pet-Friendly Hotel in Toronto
Doggie Guest: Havanese
The Havanese, with its silky long coat, a trot that turns heads and a spirited demeanour, would love to make itself at home at The Broadview in Toronto. This pet-friendly Riverside district hotel crafts a unique experience for both two and four-legged visitors. Soak up the views of the city from the 360-degree glass pyramid skylight and the rooftop terrace.
Your pet will be pleased with the Broadview’s proximity to a dog park right outside the door as well as quick access to other beloved doggie friendly Toronto spots, including The Beaches. At the hotel, they will be treated to their own bed, bowl and treats. Hoomans will appreciate the stylish interior with record players, free WiFi and the locally-sourced minibar.Check availability »
Pet-friendly Toronto tip: Explore the city with the Toronto Transit Commission. Dogs are allowed on the whole network of subways, streetcars and buses outside of rush hour.More Dog-Friendly Hotels in Toronto »
Your Pet-Friendly Hotel in Banff
Doggie Guest: Rescue Dog
The lovely Juniper Hotel is located in Banff National Park. For the dog that enjoys a majestic soak in the sunshine with a view and an owner who appreciates some modernist architecture, the hotel is a dream come true– your pal will running in their sleep for months to come, dreaming of galloping in the arresting beauty of Banff. For a $25 pet charge, they’ll enjoy their own bed, bowls, treats and clean up baggies for your long walks in the woods.
Who deserves a trip to Banff? The rescue dog comes in many sizes, colours but its affection and loyalty are unmatched. Rescue dogs will be devoted, grateful and goofy in their quest to enjoy their second, third or maybe even fourth chance at the good life.Check availability »
Pet-friendly Banff tip: Most trails in Banff National Park are dog-friendly but beware the ones who are not– bears snack on wild berries near those ones– and they should be avoided late summer and early fall.More Dog-Friendly Hotels in Banff »
Your Pet-Friendly Hotel in Vancouver
Doggie Guest: Labrador Retriever
Kind, even-tempered and a lover of long walks in muddy woods, the Labrador Retriever is Canada’s most beloved breed. This enthusiastic explorer is perfectly suited for a family trip to Vancouver to explore the sea, the city and the mountainous forests that the city is known for. The Skwachàys Lodge is a pet-friendly Aboriginal arts hotel as stunning as the scenery. This unique facility comprises of a hotel, gallery and Aboriginal artist residence with a mission to support the Vancouver Native Housing Society with shelter rate apartments and social enterprises also onsite. There’s also a rooftop sweat lodge and each suite was crafted into a unique theme by Aboriginal artists.
Fido is pampered with his own bowls, treats, doggie concierge, poo bags and pet walk map. The hotel charges a pet fee of $50 per stay.Check availability »
Pet-Friendly Vancouver tip: Take advantage of the oceanside setting for a romp across eight off-leash dog-friendly beaches in Vancouver. Spend the day at Hadden Park in Kitsilano that comes with a killer sunset.More Dog-Friendly Hotels in Vancouver»
Your Pet-Friendly Hotel in Quebec City
Doggie Guest: Sheltie
The Sheltie is a playful, devoted dog known for its distinctive colouring and magnificent double coat that hangs like a mane. They are known to be as obsessed with their owners as their owners are with them, and this reciprocal devotion means they always travel together. Where better to treat the pooch than a stay at one of the top rated properties in Canada, Quebec City’s Auberge Saint-Antoine.
The boutique hotel is practically a museum as hundreds of artifacts were uncovered during archeological digs on the property. The thick stone walls juxtapose the modern updates you and your dog desire, including luxuriously heated bathroom floors. Dogs enjoy their own bowls and turn down treats as well as fancy strolls around the historic Old Port.Check availability »
Pet-Friendly Quebec City Tip: The boardwalk of the Château Frontenac and the Plains of Abraham let you soak up the historic city views without having to leave your best friend behind.More Dog-Friendly Hotels in Quebec City »
Your Pet-Friendly Hotel in Montreal
Doggie Guest: Frenchie
The Frenchie has been steadily gaining the hearts of Anglophones and French speakers in Canada alike, rising to number 8 most popular dog in Canada. Where better to treat the pooch to a holiday than at the Renaissance Montreal Downtown Hotel, with a commemorative photo opportunity for your pooch lurking on the rooftop terrace bar during Golden Hour. Both dog and biped friendly, the hotel is surrounded by Montreal landmarks ready to be explored, beginning with the expansive green paradise of Mont Royal and ending on the charming cobbled lanes of Vieux-Montreal.
The hotel happily accommodates two dogs no more than 45 kilograms each with a pet fee of $50 per stay.Check availability »
Pet-Friendly Montreal Tip: Soak up the sun and enjoy some local beers and ciders on the dog-friendly St-Ambroise craft beer Terrasse.More Dog-Friendly Hotels in Montreal »
Is your dog leaning more towards Neapolitan Mastiff than Frenchie? The five star Sofitel Montréal Golden Mile has no dog fee and is big dog-friendly, with up to 2 of your best friends allowed per room.
Your Pet-Friendly Hotel in St. John’s
Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland
Doggie Guest: German Shepherd
The German Shepherd is known as the hardest working dog in the business, heading up the frontlines of police units, the military and disability assistance. The intelligent dog is also beloved by Canadians, winning silver for popularity. Could it be because of their crazy adorable floppy puppy ears?
Watch those ears flop in the wind on your vacation to one of North America’s oldest cities and stay at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland. Free WiFi and an onsite pool make the hotel an easy pick with a location in downtown St.John’s.Check availability »
Pet-friendly St. John’s tip: The Sugarloaf Path is a mere stretch of 8.9 kilometres of the demanding East Coast Trail. You’ll march the past icebergs and reach some incredible viewpoints, plus ending with a celebratory beer at the Quidi Vidi Village Brewing Company in a quaint historic fishing village.More Dog-Friendly Hotels in St. John's »
Your Pet-Friendly Hotel in Niagara Falls
Best Western Fallsview
Doggie Guest: Yorkie
Courageous despite its pocketbook size, the Yorkie is smart and adaptable which paired with its minuscule stature makes it the perfect travelling companion. Bring the pooch along for the ride to Niagara Falls with a stay at the Best Western Fallsview. The hotel sets you and your pal up for the perfect visit, with rover receiving a free gift bag at check-in, specific pet towels to dry off from that Falls’ mist and a complimentary kennel should your quiet pet fancy a night in.
Plenty of walking trails abound to stretch your legs including a memorable lane that has you wandering close enough to the Falls to think it has started to rain. The fur parents will enjoy the hotel’s indoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool hot tub plus the memorable views from the Fallsview rooms.Check availability »
Pet-Friendly Niagara Falls tip: There are plenty of beautiful dog-friendly trails and gardens welcoming pooches out for a stroll. Check out the 56-kilometre Niagara River Recreational Trail, starting at Fort George on Lake Ontario and running to Fort Erie on Lake Erie.More Dog-Friendly Hotels in Niagara Falls »
Your Pet-Friendly Hotel in Ottawa
Alt Hotel Ottawa
Doggie Guest: Poodle
The hypoallergenic poodle is one of the most intelligent dog breeds as well as one of the most stylish. The family-focused breed is also faithful and playful and hates being separated from their hooman. A trip to Ottawa with your curly pooch pairs well with a stay at the Alt Hotel. Located in downtown Ottawa and within walking distance to the Byward Market and Parliament Hill, the hotel has free WiFi and funky decor.
The Alt Hotel allows one dog per room with a $30 housekeeping fee for your stay. The city is teeming with elegant streets to walk and lush parks– who knows, you might even make the acquaintance of Portuguese water dog Miss Kenzie Trudeau!Check availability »
Pet-friendly Ottawa tip: Stop by The French Baker in the Byward Market. The pet-friendly bistro is a great place to split a serving of confit albacore tuna with your devoted companion.More Dog-Friendly Hotels in Ottawa »
Your Pet-Friendly Hotel in Victoria
Doggie Guest: Golden Retriever
Looking like something straight out of a comic book, the retro-chic Hotel Zed in Victoria will even have your pooch seeing colours. Rooms are outfitted with a whole range of fun items like vinyl listening stations and board games plus free WiFi and free coffee. The hotel is one block away from Galloping Goose trail, wandering over the Selkirk trestle across the waterway into downtown Victoria in 20 minutes.
There’s a $20 daily pet fee charged (max of $45 a week). For a lovely destination, you need a lovely water-loving dog. Sweet, friendly, jolly and patient, the Golden Retriever is the hallmark family dog, placing third on the CKC’s list of most popular breeds in Canada.Check availability »
Pet-friendly Victoria tip: Take any number of scenic day trips outside of Victoria on the dog-friendly BC Ferries.More Dog-Friendly Hotels in Victoria »
Which dog breed do you have at home and where do you think they’d like to travel to?