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If you’re a dog lover planning a camping trip, you may have some anxiety as to what you’re going to do with the furry members of the family while you’re away. Well, thankfully there is never any need to leave them behind. There are many campsites across Canada that will gladly accommodate you and your dogs. We don’t have the time or space to provide an exhaustive guide to these destinations, but here are a few of the most popular:

 
  • National Parks

Dogs are welcome in all 47 of our national parks. There are some rules that you need to follow, though. You will have to keep your dogs on a leash no longer than 10 feet (3 metres) whether on the campground or any other part of the park. Some parks, such as Banff in Alberta, have fenced areas where the leashes can be taken off. 

 

Aside from the national parks, there are many privately-owned or provincially-run, dog-friendly sites around Canada. 
 

  • Alberta

Aside from Banff and Jasper national parks, there are also the Alberta Provincial Parks Campgrounds and the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site.

 
  • British Columbia

British Columbia is home to several national parks, including Glacier and the Gulf Islands. There are also the provincial parks, such as Bowron Lake and Christina Lake.

 
  • Manitoba

All of Manitoba’s provincial parks welcome pets, although there is a two-pet maximum and the animals must be leashed at all times.

 
  • New Brunswick

Take a look at Mactaquac and New River Beach Provincial Parks.

 
  • Newfoundland and Labrador

Terra Nova National Park offers both luxury camping and more “back-to-basics” style experiences. Your dogs are welcome throughout the park, except on the beach and the Sandy Pond boardwalk.

 
  • Northwest Territories

Fort Simpson Territorial Park and Prelude Lake are two stunning, canine-friendly sites in the Territories.

 
  • Nunavut

Nunavut’s national parks have few designated camping grounds. And, there is a free, ‘set-up-anywhere’ kind of culture, with the exception of some community-run sites. Leashed dogs are allowed everywhere in the parks.

 
  • Ontario

Here in our home province, you can take your dogs to such beautiful camping areas as Pinery, Arrowhead and Murphy’s Point Provincial Parks, as well as Rideau Canal National Historic Site. Here’s a website to help you Camping In Ontario.

 
  • Prince Edward Island

Campbell’s Cove is a wonderful camping site on the north shore. You can take your RV or rent a cabin. And, dogs are welcome, of course!

 
  • Quebec

Until May 2019, Quebec’s national and provincial parks were slow to join the dog-friendly culture found in the other provinces. Now, dogs are allowed in all national parks and some of the provincial parks, including Aiguebelle, Jacques-Cartier, Lac-Témiscouata and Oka. However, they are only allowed in certain areas. So, check ahead and confirm that the campground you have in mind will allow your dogs.

 
  • Saskatchewan

Not only are all of the provincial parks dog-friendly, but they also offer a wide variety of camping experiences.

 
  • Yukon

Dogs are allowed in all 42 of Yukon’s road-accessible designated camping grounds.

 

If you’re looking for a great travel trailer to take out on the road with all the members of your family, the Keystone RV Premier brand  is a great option. Contact us, and we will match you up with the perfect new or used RV to suit you and your pets.

 
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