Pet Friendly Banff
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
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 CanadaLearn More
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.
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.
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 HendricksonDiscover Now
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.Dine in Banff
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