Exploring Pet-Friendly Calgary
If you are looking for a place in Alberta, Canada to spend time outdoors with your dog, then Calgary is the place to go. In fact, Calgary has been called the “Dog Park Capital of the World.” If you are ready to explore this city for yourself, it has much to offer.
Pet-Friendly Lodging in Calgary
As a dog-friendly city, Calgary is rich with pet-friendly lodging options. In fact, the people of Calgary love their dogs so much, some of the local hotels have dogs that guests can play with or walk as part of their amenities. For those traveling with their own dogs, numerous options are available. From the upscale Executive Royal Inn North Calgary to the budget-friendly Howard Johnson Express, you will find at least 50 hotels in Calgary that allow pets to come with their owners.
Pet-Friendly Attractions in Calgary
Form the Calgary Stampede to the Calaway Park, Calgary has much to offer its visitors. But where can you go with your pet at your side? Consider one of the many off-leash dog parks in the city.
One of the biggest draws of Calgary for the dog owner are Calgary’s dog parks. The city’s website indicates it has approximately 150 dog parks, which is over twice the number of dog parks found in Portland, which is on record as having the largest number of dog parks per capita. Everywhere you turn, both in the city and in the suburbs, you will find a dog park. Most of the city’s other parks and outdoor attractions also welcome well-behaved dogs on leashes.
Where to Dine
Pet-friendly restaurants in Calgary are harder to find, but not impossible. One of the most popular is the Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall. This popular western bar, which won country club of the year 15 different times, houses a museum of rodeo memorabilia in addition to a bar and restaurant serving up cowboy fare. The restaurant’s owners love dogs so much they worked hard to get approval for dogs to be welcome on their patio. A dog run in the back gives your pet a place to play when after dining.