We get so many great questions from Ontario travelers, and one in particular has just kept coming up: “Where are the best places in Ontario to take your pet on vacation with you?” Here are just a few of our top picks for pampered vacations and "ruffstic" holidays.
While all Ontario Parks are pet-friendly, many Ontario Parks offer special features including off-leash swimming and exercise areas that will make your camping holiday extra fun for you and your pup.
Woodhaven Country Lodge (Year-Round)
The motto at Woodhaven Country Lodge says it all: “If your dogs sleep on your bed, at home then they can sleep on your bed at Woodhaven”. You and your dog can enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities.
For dogs that can’t be off-leash in an open environment, the Guest House now features a fully enclosed 110’ long x 50’ wide run.
Woodhaven has been operating since 1993 and there’s plenty for pets and their families to enjoy on the beautiful lake, including walks through the woods, swims in the lake in summer, skating and snowshoeing in the winter and much more.
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.
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.