Canmore- A Great place to vacation with your Dog

Nestled in the magnificent Rockies & filled with true nature and Adventure, Canmore Alberta is one of the most dog friendly towns in Canada. 

With an understanding that your pets are not just animals, but part of your family, Many Canmore residents & business’ have made it their responsibility dogto provide individualized, compassionate care for you and your furry family member. This claim is sufficiently backed up by the many dog parks, dog walking services, restaurants that accommodate their dog owning patrons by giving water bowels/treats outside, amazing vet clinics, & Many hotels that are pet friendly.  

If you are thinking about bringing your pet with you on your next holiday, this article will be a great resource to you.

1.Dog-friendly Hotels in Canmore.

Below is a list of Lodges that would be happy to accommodate you and your pet.

Fire Mountain Lodge: This lodge is your perfect gateway to the breathtaking scenery and adventures that can only be found in the Rocky Mountains of Canada. Besides offering dog friendly rooms upon your request, this perfect retreat destination offers two/three bedroom condo suits with amazing mountain views, private balconies, spacious layouts and all the necessary amenities.

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Copperstone Resort Hotel: Surrounded by the famous Rocky Mountains, this exquisite vacation setting is located in an area popularly known as Dead Man’s Flats. Your dogs are welcome in any room, from a one bedroom to a two bedroom with a den.In addition, there are trails close by to stroll your dog. Access to nature is also easy. Furthermore, there is no restriction on the size of your dog. With Copperstone Resort, you can bring as many dogs as you can handle. Only remember to mention your pets at the time of booking to avoid inconveniences.

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Windtower Lodge and Suites: Nestled in the Rockies of Canada, Windtower Lodge offers a wide range of leisure and adventure pursuits for your whole family, including your dog.


The Grande Rockies Resort: Located amidst the mighty mountains of Banff National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, this amazing resort offers luxurious services perfect for your family. Two dogs weighing up to 35 pounds are allowed per room in their perfectly designed dog friendly boutique studio suites. Furthermore, only $25 is levied as pet fee per dog. A maximum of $125 is charged per stay. To secure their quality services for your furry allies, specify your ‘pet friendly requirements’ when you make your reservations.


Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge: It is located only 5 kilometers from Banff National Park. This state-of-the-art lodge offers spacious, comfortable and modern rooms for you and your amazing pets.


Banff Boundary Lodge: Located just meters from Banff National Park gates, this perfect vacation destination offers you and your dog all the comfort thanks to their incredible amenities. In addition, Banff welcomes two dogs weighing under 40 pounds per room for only $25 additional per night.


Other Amazing Dog Friendly Restaurants/Lodges in Canmore: Other popular dog friendly restaurants and lodges in Canmore include Mystic Springs Chalets and Hot Pools; Solara resort and spa; Canadian Rockies Chalets; Radisson Hotel and Conference Center; Silver Creek lodge and Georgetown Inn.

2.Amazing Veterinary Clinics

Motivated by a passion of caring for you and your pets, Canmore residents and investors have ensured that sufficient veterinary-care services are available from any point in Canmore, Alberta.

The most popular Veterinary clinics in Canmore include;
Bow River Veterinary centre- 1510 Railway Ave. p.403-678-9595
Canmore veterinary hospital- 502 Bow Valley Tr. p.403-678-4425

Banff Veterinary services- 140 Hawk Ave, Banff  p.403-762-3611

All these veterinary clinics are run based on the understanding that your pets are not only animals but also an integral part of your family. Their dedicated teams of veterinarians, animal health specialists and receptionists have taken an oath to keep your pets happy and healthy always.

3.Pet Stores & Supplies

Must Hut features locally fresh baked treats, high-quality dog mountain gear (for the extreme outdoor dog!) and the most stylish selection of pet apparel, toys, accessories and gifts not found elsewhere.
Address: 101, 1001 – 6th Ave
P. 403 609-3388
Adventure Dog Outfitters offers a range of different products for your dog and for you! As professional dog sledders, we bring to you the highest quality harnesses, skijoring gear, dog packs, booties, dog jackets, collars, leashes and even dog food.
P. 403-678-6949
A High-quality Raw dog food store with No supplementation. Your dog will love you for stopping by this store!   4 oz individually frozen pucks. Easy to measure, no mess.
18 lb case to fit in your freezer.
Address: Snowy Owl Dog Tours, 109-829 10th Street
P. 403-678-4369
A well-stocked pet store that sells a variety of toys, food, and accessories for cats and dogs.  The bulk dog snacks look very appetizing (as far as dog treats go), and there is a good variety of higher-quality dry and moist foods.
Address: 108 1140 Railway Ave, Canmore
P. 403.678.2882
Purely Pets is Canmore’s only full line pet store. Conveniently located on Bow Valley Trail, food and products for your dogs, cats and additional pets (including exotics) available.
Address Unit 105, 712 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore
Phone: 403.609.3262

4. Canmore Dog Parks

There are 3 spectacular dog parks in Canmore.  Some require leashing of your dogs while others are leash-free.  The Elk Run site is completely fenced with one access gate. The Cougar Creek 1A site borders the Trans Canada Highway and is nicely treed. The Quarry Lake site is off leash and has one of the most spectacular backdrops imaginable.

With many amazing facilities suitable for your dogs, it is evident that Canmore, Alberta is an extremely dog-friendly destination. Now you don’t have to worry about leaving your dog behind to have a relaxing and nice retreat in the Rockies.

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