We get so many great questions from Ontario travellers, and one in particular that keeps coming up is: “Where in Ontario can you take your dog on vacation with you?” Well, you might be surprised to learn just how many resorts, lodges and hotels do allow dogs! Here are just a few of our top picks for the best dog-friendly resorts in Ontario.
Viamede Resort (Year-Round)
This actively pet-friendly resort is ideal for you and your four legged family members. All of the cottages are pet-friendly and there are no extra fees. All sizes of dogs will enjoy the designated off-leash dog park and 6 km of off-leash trail.
Hanson's Hideaway Lodge (Year-Round)
Choose from five spacious guest cabins, scattered along the shore of beautiful Crow Lake in Northwestern Ontario. Cabins sleep four to eight guests and are pet-friendly! Take your dog for a paddle on a kayak, canoe or paddleboard (free to use), go for a swim in the crystal clear waters, and enjoy quiet evenings at your own private fire pit.
Deerhurst Resort (Year-Round)
Dogs are welcome at Deerhurst Resort, where new pet-friendly accommodations mean you can bring the whole family on vacation. Deerhurst also has designated areas for pets to enjoy the outdoors along with you.
ELK LAKE WILDERNESS RESORT (YEAR-ROUND)
Elk Lake Wilderness Resort is very pet-friendly. There is no pet fee, however, dogs are expected to be friendly, well socialized and easily controlled. Families and friends enjoy great outdoor activities like fishing, campfires, snowmobiling and more.
ELMHIRST'S RESORT (Year-ROUND)
Bring your pup and get pampered in a cozy, comfortable pet-friendly cottage at Elmhirst’s Resort. In the winter, enjoy skating on the lake, sleigh rides and more. In the summer, relax by the water, canoe or explore the area. Eat delicious local foods and experience wine tasting.