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Pet Friendly Banff

Pet Friendly Banff

a dog sleeping on a comfortable bed at the Fairmont Banff Springs

Hotels for pet families

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts are pet friendly so you can bring your four-legged family members with you. Spoil them with pet amenities, comfy pet beds, treats & more at Fairmont Banff Springs.

Pet Policy
A family walking their dog in banff

Useful Tips

Make the trip with your furry friend to Banff extra memorable with proper planning. Discover the most useful things to know before bringing your pet to Banff National Park. Photograph by Destination Canada

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on-leash trails

Most hiking trails in Banff National Park welcome dogs, provided they are on a leash at all times. We suggest the following trails for a wholesome hike with your four-legged friend:

  • Johnston Canyon
  • Vermillion Lakes
  • Downtown Banff to the Bow Falls via the pedestrian bridge  
  • Hoodoos Trail near Tunnel Mountain Campground 
  • Tunnel Mountain
  • Sundance Canyon
  • Fenland Trail
  • Healy Creek
  • Brewster Creek
  • Castle Junction to Castle Lookout
  • Castle Lookout to Baker Creek

Dogs are allowed on all trails in the summer unless otherwise specified in trail restrictions and closures. Check Parks Canada to see if there are pet restrictions on trails due to wildlife or natural hazards.

Off-Leash Dog Park

Banff has two off-leash dog parks. One is located in the industrial district on Hawk Ave. and compound Rd., a 2.8 km walk from downtown Banff. The other is located at the Recreation Grounds off Sundance Road near Banff Trail Rider stables, a 2 km walk from downtown Banff. Both off-leash areas can be accessed by vehicle and have on-site parking spaces.

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Pet Friendly Banff Activities

With plenty of pet-approved activities to do with your furry friend in Banff, the pawssibilities are endless! Embark on pet-friendly adventures together with these top-dog experiences.

A Dog wearing a red Sweater in Banff

Treats & Souvenirs

Shop until you drop and roll over. Many shops in downtown Banff are pet-friendly— just look for the window stickers and dog bowls at the storefront. Have fun picking out your pet’s new favorite souvenir from Banff Doghouse to remind them of your adventures.

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Canoeing on Bow Lake - Banff National Park

Doggy Paddle

Paddle the Bow River with your top-tog navigator. You and your pet can travel by canoe with hourly rentals from The Banff Canoe Club. For your furry friend’s safety, don’t forget to bring their life vest! Photograph by Noel Hendrickson

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View of Stock outdoor Patio at the Fairmont Banff Springs

Furmont Patios

Treat your pooch to patio dining with a view in Banff. All five patios at the Fairmont Banff Springs are dog-friendly, including STOCK food & drink, the Rundle Bar, and extra-spacious Waldhaus Pub & Biergarten.

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Banff Veterinary SERVICES

Full service clinic at Canmore Veterinary Hospital providing surgeries, wellness exams, dental, lab, grooming and pet food and nutritional consults.

Veterinary services are offered in Banff by calling 1–403-762-3611.

Canmore Veterinary Hospital
Open Monday – Saturday

8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Friday
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Saturday

502 Bow Valley Trail
Canmore, T1W 1N9

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