Pet Friendly Ontario

Ontario is one of the provinces of Canada and boasts having a vast array of family friendly getaways, outdoor adventures, and cultural experiences. If you’re thinking of vacationing in Ontario and want to bring your pup, there are several pet friendly hotels and bed and breakfasts that welcome pets. Ontario is big, so if you’re road tripping around and need several places, check out the ones we’ve found.

Remember to always call and double check the pet policies in case there are changes and when you book your reservation mention that you’re bring your canine buddy.

Post House Inn is located at 95 Johnson St in Niagara on the Lake in Ontario. They allow dogs who are under 15lbs to stay in the rooms on the first floor for an additional fee of $49 a night. Check with the inn to make sure they have space for the days you’ll be passing through. This inn was the first post office for the Town of Niagara on the Lake and was built in 1835. It is located near many wineries, restaurants, and near the Heritage District. Post House has an outdoor pool and hot tub as well as wifi and breakfast served daily.

To make reservations please call 877-349-7678.

Heading to Cobourg? Or just passing through? Willowmere located at 197 Water Street in Cobourg, Ontario, CA allows one dog per room with no additional fee. This bed and breakfast is an eclectic mix of antiques and art that gives it a unique style. It’s located on the edge of Lake Ontario and there are porches and patios to hang out on as you have your morning coffee and sit in the sun. Willowmere is about 15 minutes from downtown and near Victoria Park Beach. Take your pup for a long walk along the beach or head to Lucas Point Park for a day of fun.

To make reservations please call 905-372-9456.

Comfort Inns across Canada have pet friendly policies. The Comfort Inn located at 2171 Regent Street South in Sudbury allows up to 3 dogs of any size for no additional fee. It’s near Ramsey Lake Park and several beaches. You and your buddy can take a nice stroll in the mornings and evenings after a day of sight seeing. There are also 5 restaurants adjacent to the hotel and each room has wifi. When making a reservation check what they require you to bring for your pet and the policy regarding leaving your pet alone in the room.

To make reservations please call 877-411-3436.

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Pet Friendly Victoria, BC

Heading to Canada this summer for a vacation? If you’re going to Victoria and plan on bringing Rex, you may be looking for a pet friendly place to stay and where you and your pup can hike, eat, and spend time together. Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia and is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest. There are a number of beautiful historic buildings to see and the city is nicknamed “The city of gardens.” Don’t forget to check out Chinatown and make sure to take a walk around Beacon Hill.

Where to Stay

Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza is dog friendly with rates starting from $88 a night plus a pet fee of $10. Up to three dogs can stay in a room and is located downtown. All the rooms are climate controlled and have wifi access as well as other amenities such as coffee, tea, newspaper delivery, and a fitness center. There are treats for your pet as well as a designated potty area. For more information call: 250-388-5513.

Huntingdon Hotel and Suites is a country manor-style hotel downtown that allows up to two pets per room for an addition fee of $15 a night. The hotel is near an ice cream shop, Parliament, and the Royal London Wax Museum. The hotel rates start at $61 a night plus the pet fee and has wifi, 24 hour front desk help, laundry services, and other amenities. For more information call: 250-381-3456.

There are also some vacation homes that you can rent that may allow pets, but you must inquire to see if their policy has changed or has any restrictions on size.

What to Do and Where to Eat

De’Lish Cafe is located at 677 St. Patrick St. and is open Tues to Sat from 8am to 5:30pm. It is a dog friendly cafe that serves lattes, croissants, homemade soups, and has some dog treats for your furry friend. It’s near a beach and many walking paths that your dog will love to explore.

High End Dog is a dog bakery located in Chinatown at 532 ½ Fisgard St. that has cakes, cookies, muffins, and other treats for your dog. If your dog needs to be spoiled with yummy treats this is the place to go!

Dallas Road Park is a beautiful area that has an off leash dog park where you may meet many new friends and your dog will enjoy running along the ocean front. Make your way along the Dallas Road walkway and you’ll find yourself eventually in Beacon Hill Park where you can see the world’s tallest totem pole and walk around many ponds, fountains, and beautiful trees. You’ll also see ducks, birds, peacocks, and blue herons.

For another great walk, head over to West Bay Marina and walk the trail along the waterfront to the inner harbor of Victoria. The scenery is breathtaking and you can detour downtown or walk along the beach with your buddy and just relax.

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