Canadian Pet Events Not to Miss This Spring & Summer (2015 Edition)


1. Calgary Pet Expo

Location: Spruce Meadows, Equiplex and Gallery on the Green

2015 Date:

  • Saturday April 25, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 26, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission: $10 adults, $8 Seniors and Students, Free for children 12 and under

Pet Friendly: No

Get the scoop on animal care from veterinarians along with competitions, seminars, adoptions, and a petting zoo.


2. Burlington Humane Family Walk & Wag-a-thon

Location: Spencer Smith Park, Burlington ON

2015 Date:

  • Sunday, May 31, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Admission: $5 per person

Pet Friendly: Yes

Charity: Burlington Humane Society

Participate in the wacky Dog Show with a panel of local celebrity judges! (Contests include: Waggiest Tail, Tallest Dog, Smallest Dog, Best Child and Dog Costume)


3. Newfoundland Labrador Pet Expo 2015

Location: Mount Pearl Glacier, The Glacier Arena, Newfoundland

2015 Date:

  • Saturday, May 30, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 31, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission: $7 adults, $5 children 6 - 12 years, Free for children 5 and under

Pet Friendly: Yes (restrictions apply)

Charity: Beagle Paws

A must see event for the entire family with pet exhibits, accessories, handmade treats, and adoptions.


4. Wienerfest Home County Festival

Location: Embro/West Zorra Community Centre, Embro, Ontario

2015 Date:

  • Saturday, June 20, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

Pet Friendly: Yes

Charity: Tiny Paws and Helping Homeless Pets

Races, costume contests, games, shopping, and entertainment will all be on the festival agenda.


5. Manitoba Pet Expo

Location: St. Norbert Community Centre Arena

2015 Date:

  • Sunday, June 7, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admission: $2 per person, free for children under 12

Pet Friendly: Yes

Charity: Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba

Celebrate pet guardianship with a multitude of pet-related vendors, animal rescue groups, and animal advocacy groups offering merchandise, information, and services! 


6. PupCake Pet Expo

Location: Bygone Days Village, Collingwood, ON, CA

2015 Date:

  • Saturday, June 13, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

Admission: $10

Pet Friendly: Yes

Charity: Collingwood Furry Friends Shelter

Indulge your pet with treats, spa treatments, and the latest in pet couture while watching fashion shows, contests and demonstrations.


7. Pet-a-Pawlooza

Location and 2015 Date:

  • Eau Claire, Calgary AB, Saturday, July 25, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Ogden Pt, Victoria BC, Saturday, August 8, and Sunday, August 9, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Yaletown, Vancouver BC, Saturday, August 23, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admission: Free

Pet Friendly: Yes

Dock Dogs Canada, “Running of the bulls” hilarious 20 ft French and English bull dog races, fly ball shows, agility demos, cool down stations, photo lounges and up to 85 of the leading pet related exhibitors. 

8. Pawlooza

Location: The Plunkett Estate, London ON

2015 Date:

  • Saturday, August 15, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Admission: Free with parking fee

Pet Friendly: Yes

Charity: ARF Ontario and LEADS Employment Services

Pawlooza is the ultimate dog party! It's a festival for dogs and animal lovers! Join an estimated 25,000 people and 6,000 dogs for Canada's most unique and dog-friendly festival experience.


9. Paws on the Common

Location: 5775 Cogswell St, Halifax, NS

2015 Date:

  • Saturday, August 15
  • Sunday, August 16

Pet Friendly: Yes

The first of its kind in Atlantic CanadaPaws on the Common is a two day celebration in the heart of Halifax for our fun-loving, four legged friends!


10. Oakville Mutt Strutt

Location: Cornwall Road Park, Oakville ON

2015 Date: 

  • Sunday, September 13, 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

Pet Friendly: Yes

Charity:  Oakville & Milton Humane Society


11. Woofstock

Location: Woodbine Park, Toronto ON

2015 Date:

  • Saturday, September 26
  • Sunday, September 27

Admission: Free

Pet Friendly: Yes

It’s grown into a festive tour de force, now drawing tens of thousands of dogs in the know, their faithful humans in tow, from across the country and the U.S. It’s without question, the largest outdoor festival for dogs in all of North America.