Yarmouth, Nova Scotia is one of those Maritimes coastal towns filled with quirky, crazy, and sometimes disconcerting stories. It’s also one of those places that many people drive past on their way to somewhere else, despite dog-friendly Yarmouth being at the southern tip of the province.

Bring your dog to Digby, Nova Scotia via the BFL ferry and enjoy a dog park, dog-friendly boardwalk patio, & dog-friendly Digby Pines Resort.

Taking the dog around Saint John New Brunswick is easy – there are two leash free parks, dog-friendly pubs uptown, and pet-friendly motels.

If you’ve driven along Highway 403 to Port Stanley along Lake Erie, you’ve driven through St. Thomas, Ontario and likely under it’s most stop-worthy dog-friendly feature: the Elevated Park along an overhead former railway track. Runner up dog-friendly St. Thomas landmark is the Lions Club wooded off-leash dog park.

If you want that pic of your pup nestled in a field of purple, you’ll have to seek out a spot, open to the public, when the springs of this aromatic mint are in full form. Welcome to Apple Hill Lavender Farm in Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.

For dogs and their people, the city of Brantford has three things going for it: the Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant outdoor sculpture park and garden, a rail trail hiking trail, and an expanding leash-free dog park.

Time to play games. Enjoy this Westminster Dog Show trivia and dog breed word search.

Like everyone, I’m ready to bolt out of the gate this summer – already the list of pet festivals and dog-friendly events is growing on the dogtrotting.net events page.

dog on rock at winery in promo poster for dog-friendly niagara winery 13th Street

The 13th Street Winery in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada is a dog-friendly Niagara winery where you can dine, sip wine, and enjoy art with your dog.

Love little things? Model railways? Dollhouses? And Canada? If yes, you’re in luck, because Little Canada in Toronto, Ontario blends all that into one experience where tiny moving trains, cars, and light fixtures and buildings recreate the country’s iconic cities and surrounding areas.