Information Last Verified April 28, 2017 – While we’ve contacted and verified all the dog-friendly Calgary and area businesses listed below, we encourage you to give them a call before you visit to make sure their pet policy hasn’t changed and that they’re open for the season!
Now that we’ve finally got some great weather in Calgary, it’s a good time to head out and explore the city with your furry friend by your side! We’ve compiled a list of dog-friendly Calgary attractions and entertainment, patios, shopping and lodging to give you some new ideas for your next doggy date. If you know a business or attraction that’s not on our list, you can send us a message on Facebook, tweet it to us, or post a comment on the blog and we’ll get it posted!
Patios & Dining
Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall – 9615 Macleod Trail S. | 403-259-5447
Ranchman’s is the first dog licensed patio in Canada! Your pooch can dine in style with you on the patio while enjoying a refreshing bowl of water, but it’s a BYOT (bring your own treat) facility. In order to be on the patio, your dogs must be on leash at all times and have proof of vaccinations. Sit! Stay! & Play! for ‘Yappy Hour’ on the Ranchman’s Patio, 4 pm till the sun goes down every Tuesday – Saturday!
Creekside Bar & Grill – 1065 Canyon Meadows Drive SW | (403) 457-2411
Creekside Bar & Grill SW is a dog-friendly establishment and has hitching posts for your furbuddy. Their posts are on the east side of the patio in the shade, so your dog will be out of the sun, have access to ice water, a comfy mat and treats available when their owners stop in for a bevy or meal. They can accommodate 4 or 5 dogs at a time and always have appreciative owners and pets at the end of their stay.
Vin Room is now licensed at both their locations in Mission and West Springs to have dogs on the patio! Vin Room allows dogs on the front patio in Mission and on any part of the Vin Room West patio on Sundays – Wednesday. Dogs will need to have up-to-date shots and be well-behaved to hang out on the “paw-tio.”
Caffee Beano – 1613 9 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1E1
The benches outside Caffe Beano is a popular spot for dog lovers to enjoy a cup of Joe and chat with friends both two and four-legged.
Attractions & Entertainment
Banff Lake Cruise – Banff National Park | (866) 606-6700
This magnificent interpretive lake cruise of Minnewanka and the scenic Canadian Rockies is one hour and provides unique photo opportunities unavailable anywhere else. Dogs are allowed at the discretion of the captain and other passengers. Please call ahead for more info.
Calaway Park – Calgary, AB | (403) 240-3822
While Calaway Park doesn’t allow dogs on the fairgrounds, they do have a pet check where you can kennel them instead of leaving them in your vehicle or at the campground. The cost is $5 per dog, per day and you can have both of your dogs in the same kennel. The kennels are available during our operating hours, on a first come first serve basis and you must bring your own water and food dish and any food or toys for your pet.
Woodside Golf Course – 525 Woodside Drive NW, Airdrie | 403.686.GOLF
Bring your pooch to join you for a round of golf after 4 pm on Sundays! Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on the golf course and you must clean up after your pet.
Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary | 403-974-4200
You are welcome to visit the grounds and watch trainers exercise their horses with your dog on a leash. **Please note that pets are usually not allowed at events.** Please ensure that your dog is under control at all times and that you have everything you need to clean up after your pet. Also, take into consideration the crowds and distractions that Spruce Meadows can have and ensure that your dog has a suitable temperament.
Fort Calgary – 750 – 9th Avenue SE, Calgary | (403) 290-1875
Walk your dog on this beautiful 40-acre site just east of downtown Calgary. Dogs must be leashed, and are not allowed in buildings. Pets must be picked up after.
Latitude Art Gallery – 102A 708 11 Ave SW, Calgary | (403) 262-9598
Bring your dog along to ponder the hidden meanings of Canada’s most exciting and collectible contemporary artwork. Dogs welcomed in the Gallery but must be on a leash. All proceeds of the sales of their limited edition giclees go to support Four Feet Companion Foundation.
Color Me Mine Paint-Your-Own Ceramic Studio – Multiple Locations in Calgary and Area
Dogs are allowed in the studio to complete their very own paw print work of art! No appointment necessary unless you are coming with a group of 5 or more people (or dogs!)
West Bragg Creek Trails – Kananaskis Country, AB
The West Bragg Creek Trails in Kananaskis Country are classified as off-leash, however, dogs are required to be on-leash when in the Parking Lot and a rough 100m radius around the parking lot. Once out on the trails you are allowed to let your dog off-leash, but proper trail etiquette must be followed.
When off-leash the following rules and etiquette apply:
- When off-leash dogs MUST always be under control and not harassing wildlife, other users or cattle that grazes in the area during the summer.
- Always keep dogs under control and out of the way of skiers, cyclists, and horses.
- If dogs are on-leash be especially careful with long leashes that extend across tracks and trails.
- If approaching a horse from behind, please call out to let them know you are there with a ‘Hello’.
- In regards to dog poop: In the parking lot area please pick up after your dog and dispose of waste in the available trash cans. Once out on the trail, it is considered a natural area so they can go in the bush. If they go on the trail do the old stick and flick to get it off the trail and into the bushes.
- The worst thing is doggie bags left or forgotten beside the trail.
Sunnyside Home and Garden Calgary 3439 – 69 Street NW, Calgary | (403) 288-3006
Sunnyside is pet-friendly all season long! They gladly welcome all indoor pets, but they must be leashed and under control at all times. Enjoy the colourful tropical plant section, Koi pond and a Macaw named Sweet Pea, and check out the pet section to find a new toy for your furry friend. Their animal loving staff will want to give your pets some love, so don’t forget to ask for a treat at the tills!
Spruce It Up Garden Centre – 777-210 Ave SE, Calgary | (403) 201 7525
Leashed dogs are always welcome! They kindly ask that you pick up after your pet and give the resident cat some space if you plan to visit with your dog.
Naughty Nelly – 1043 40 Avenue N.W. Calgary | 403.289.1108
This small shop offers accessories, giftware, and imports including many items created by local Calgary artists. Jewelry making is their specialty and they offer many classes and workshops. They are a dog-friendly store and always have treats and a bowl of water for your best friend.
Holt Refrew – 510 8th Ave SW | 403-269-7341
Dogs are allowed in the store while you shop, but they must be on a leash or in a purse or pet carrier.
Bass Pro Shop -112-261055 Cross Iron Blvd, CrossIron Mills, Rocky View | (403) 592-3900
Well-socialized dogs on a leash are welcome to shop with their human companions!
Blue Grass Nursery & Garden Centre – 260130B Writing Creek Crescent Rocky View County (Balzac) | 403.226.0468
Leashed, friendly dogs are allowed in the garden centre! There is a resident cat on site to be aware of.
Hotels & Lodging
Juniper Hotel – 1 Juniper Way, Banff | 1-866-551-2281
Juniper Hotel has 16 rooms and 2 cabins that are pet-friendly and there are no size restrictions. They’ll provide your pooch with a dog bed, water & food dishes, yummy treats and poop bags, plus there are walking trails on site. Dogs are allowed everywhere except in the bistro and directly on the bistro patio, but there are ample hitching stations around the patio area so you can keep an eye on your furry friend. They kindly request that you don’t leave your pet unattended in the room.
The Sheraton Suites Eau Claire – 255 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary | (403) 266-7200
The Sheraton Suites Calgary Hotel warmly welcomes your four-legged friends weighing less than 40 pounds at the hotel. They require that you do no leave your pet unattended in guest rooms and your dog will be provided a “doggy bed” to enhance the comfort and enjoyment of their stay.
Delta Bow Valley Hotel – 209 4th Ave SE, Calgary | 1-888-890-3222
The Delta Bow Valley Hotel is conveniently located in Downtown Calgary so you and your pet can take in the sights and sounds! They welcome up to two pets pet room, as long as the cats and dogs are under 50 pounds. Ask about their pet welcome kits when you book!
Hidden Ridge Resort – 901 Hidden Ridge Way Banff | 1-800-661-1372
Hidden Ridge Resort welcomes up to 2 pets per room for an additional $25 per pet, per night. Each of your pampered pets will be provided with a pet bed, bowls, and treats on arrival.
Ramada Cochrane – 10 Westside Drive, Cochrane | (403) 932-6355
The Ramada Cochrane welcomes you to bring a maximum of 2 pets in designated rooms for an additional $15 per pet, per stay.
Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre – 1316 33 Street NE Calgary | 403-248-8888
Coast Plaza Hotel welcomes up to two pets staying with their owners. The also offer a VIP (Very Important Pet) welcome gift bag with treats and a toy! There is a nice green patch to take your dog outside, and the hotel suppies poop bags. The pet fee is $20 per pet, per night and a waiver needs to be signed.