Hike the Canadian Rockies, roam the prairie grasslands, walk where dinosaurs roamed at the world-famous Canadian Badlands, or explore the vibrant cities of Edmonton and Calgary. Renowned for heartfelt hospitality, thrilling events, and lively local festivals, a pet friendly trip to Alberta should be on everyone's bucket list!
Best Time To Visit
Alberta is at its best in summer, when low humidity accompanies warm, sunny days. It's no coincidence that this is also when Alberta’s cities and mountain parks experience massive crowds. That makes autumn and spring, Alberta’s shoulder seasons, wonderful times for a pet friendly trip. Spring is generally pleasant, though sudden snowstorms can happen--even into late May. And autumn brings crisp days and golden foliage on the aspens and poplars. Winter is Alberta’s coldest season, but low humidity helps make the temperatures more bearable for those who don't mind bundling up. Even in the middle of the ski season, Alberta’s resorts are rarely overcrowded and generally cheaper than many United States skiing destinations.
Things Not To Miss
Experience the crystal-clear lakes, thundering waterfalls, and breathtaking mountain visits at Waterton Lakes National Park. Not only are the trails pet friendly, but your pet can also join you on the scenic boat tour!
Enjoy Calgary's pet friendly patios, shopping in the 17th Avenue Retail District, and Nose Hill Park--one of the largest off-leash parks in North America. While the city is easily explored on foot, you can also hop aboard the city's pet friendly public transportation system.
With its soaring peaks, azure lakes, and abundant wildlife, Banff National Park is simply stunning. From the charming streets of downtown Banff to the Bow Valley Parkway to miles of pet friendly trails, this park combines the very best of the Canadian Rockies.
Rent an iconic red canoe and go for a paddle at Lake Louise, then hike up to the Lake Agnes Tea House for lunch with a view.
Less developed and quieter than Banff, Jasper National Park is known for its vast wilderness, majestic peaks, and spectacular wildlife. Reconnect with nature as you hike the pet friendly trails, paddle Maligne Lake, ride the SkyTram, and stroll the picturesque streets of downtown Jasper.
Do your shopping at the weekend outdoor farmer's market then make your way to the River Valley Trail where you and your pet can explore North America's largest expanse of urban parkland in Edmonton.