The Coolest Pet-Friendly Stays in Canada

Woman hiking with dog

Traveling in Canada with your pet? Whether you’re planning a serene getaway in the mountains or a bustling city tour, knowing where you and your pet are welcome can make all the difference.

We’ve rounded up the best pet-friendly hotels that not only allow pets but celebrate them with open arms and special treats. Or, if you’re a fan of the flexibility of an Airbnb instead, we’ve curated a few of the top-rated rentals for dogs and cats as well. Finding the perfect stay is a great way to ensure your trip is as enjoyable for your pet as it is for you!

Note: Be sure to research the pet policies and fees for each stay before booking. A little prior prep can make your trip all the more seamless.

Nöge-03, Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, Quebec

Nöge-03, Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, Quebec

Nature Lover's Nordic Nook

Embrace the tranquility and stunning natural beauty of Quebec with a stay at the Nöge-03, a charming Scandinavian-style Airbnb perched on a mountainside. The cottage offers over 1 million square feet of lush land, complete with a private lake, river, and numerous hiking trails. Ideal for pets who like rural life, it has a fireplace for cozy evenings, and outdoor gear like kayaks and snowshoes to fully enjoy every season. A one-time pet fee ensures that your furry companion can join in on the adventure, making it the perfect escape into nature while staying close to Quebec City.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta

A Mountain Paradise for Pet Parents

Nestled in the heart of Banff National Park, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a spectacular retreat for pet parents. Pets are greeted with comfy pet beds, bowls, and a special welcome kit. And if you’re planning to hit the town for a human-only outing, the Fairmont Chateau even offers pet sitters that can keep your pup safe until you return. The surrounding area is perfect for adventurous pets eager to explore the trails or relax by the serene lake.

The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Ontario

Cityscape Adventures with Your Pet

Located on the vibrant waterfront, The Westin Harbour Castle not only offers majestic views of Lake Ontario but also caters to pet parents. With pet-friendly rooms and amenities like dog beds, local treats, and bowls, your pups will feel right at home. Step outside and the city’s pet-friendly cafes and parks are just a stroll away.

Dog snuggled in hotel bed

The Prince George Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Tailored Comfort in the Heart of Halifax

At The Prince George Hotel in Halifax, pet parents and their companions receive VIP (very important pet) treatment from the moment they arrive. For a fee of $25 per stay, pets enjoy a welcome package filled with goodies, and a map of pet-relief areas nearby. You even get a personalized door hanger to alert staff that a valued pet guest has arrived. Explore scenic waterfronts and lush trails like Point Pleasant Park in Halifax, or enjoy a pet-friendly ferry ride across the beautiful Halifax Harbour.

Royal Treatment for Your Four-Legged King or Queen

Experience the beauty of Victoria with a stay at The Fairmont Empress. This iconic hotel is one of the most popular pet-friendly accommodations in the area, with amenities like beds, food, treats, and litter boxes available on request. Yes, that means even cats can join in on the adventure. Nearby, explore pet-friendly walking trails and the scenic beauty of the Pacific coast.

Architectural Haven, Terence Bay, Nova Scotia

Architectural Haven, Terence Bay, Nova Scotia

Modern Retreat with Rugged Natural Beauty

Designed by architect Peter Braithwaite, this pet-friendly Airbnb offers a modern retreat amidst the natural beauty of Terence Bay, just 20 minutes outside Halifax. The cottage comfortably hosts up to six guests and features large windows that showcase panoramic views of the rugged terrain and ocean. Situated on six acres, it provides ample outdoor space for pets to explore, including direct access to local hiking trails and pet-friendly beaches. Nearby attractions such as Peggy’s Cove, Terence Bay Lighthouse Trail, and East Coast Outfitters for kayaking adventures ensure that both pets and their families have plenty to explore and enjoy together.

Pet Emergencies While Travelling

If your pet gets sick or sustain an injury, knowing how to quickly find a vet on your travels is critical. Don’t hesitate to ask locals or your hotel and accommodation hosts for recommendations. Often, they can direct you to trusted veterinary professionals.

Better yet, if your pet is covered by pet insurance through Pets Plus Us, you receive free access to PetHelpFone™ and Pet Poison Helpline® which can be helpful when traveling across Canada with your pet. Here’s what you can expect from our Blue Ribbon Benefits:

  • PetHelpFone™: Our experienced veterinary nurses (animal health technicians) are available when your regular veterinary practice is not, providing 24/7 service. All calls are triaged and you will be referred back to your regular veterinarian during normal business hours or to the nearest emergency hospital.
  • Pet Poison Helpline®: A 24/7 animal poison-control service that aids with treating a potentially poisoned pet. Pet Poison Helpline is staffed with veterinary and toxicology professionals.

Traveling Tails

Finding a pet-friendly place to stay in Canada is easier than ever, with many top hotels and rental sites offering accommodations that cater to the needs of pet parents. From luxurious mountain resorts to urban retreats, there's a place for every pet parent and their cherished companions!

PS – if you’re in the habit of traveling for work with a pet beside you, check out our Ultimate Guide to Work Travel with Pets

Written by Lizz Caputo