Category dog-friendly travel destination

dog along lakeshore in Kingston Ontario

Travel Kingston, Ontario: Where to go (and not go) with your dog

Chez Piggy, one of Kingston, Ontario’s favourite restaurants, is dog friendly – outside in the courtyard, which frankly is where you want to be on a warm summer day. Because this restaurant is a converted limestone stable and originally zoned to contain animals, the site pre-dates many provincial laws and therefore permission to allow pets is grandfathered, making Chez Piggy exempt from Ontario’s ‘no dogs on patios’ laws.

among the vineyards at Burning Kiln Winery

Toast the Coast: Norfolk County Long Weekend Dog-friendly Road Trip

On a weekend road trip with my dog, we had to veer off the beaten path to find Hounds of Erie Winery, one of the newest additions to the Toast the Coast Trail, a self-guide tour of Norfolk County wineries in Ontario, Canada.

This Little Puppy Went to Market: 7 Dog-friendly Ontario Farmer’s Markets

Farmer’s Markets … the new Saturday morning ritual especially for those shopping within the 50-mile radius (or is it 100?) of home. Until my tomato plants start blooming, I’m heading to the farmers market with my dog. If I can’t take the dog, I’m not going. So, this little puppy went to market … seven […]

waterfall at Chutes Provincial Park, Ontario

Chasing Waterfalls at Chutes Provincial Park (with the dog) … plus free park day!

Sometimes you have to go chasing waterfalls… especially if it’s easy.

At Chutes Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada, it’s easy – and dog-friendly.

Located one kilometre off Highway #17 in Massey, Ontario, it’s the best provincial park between Sudbury and Sault Ste Marie, and the best stop if you’re travelling to either city from Toronto.

dog with Big Nickel in Sudbury Ontario

Mining and Mutts: Dog-friendly Travel to Sudbury, Ontario

Sudbury, Ontario. Admittedly, not a common destination to pack up the car and head to. But stopping on the way to somewhere even further north … why not? If you’ve got the dog with you, there’s a few places to go, though the two main attractions – Science North (100 Ramsey Lake Road) and Dynamic […]

dog at canadian national park

CONTEST #4! Glamping Goes to the Dogs: 7 Canadian National Parks with Pet-friendly Accommodations

Camping with the dog – seems like a logical fit. Who else in the family minds less sleeping on the ground, wandering stinky forest trails and peeing outside than your pup? My dog Victor and I are giving it try in a few weeks – stay tuned for the results. That’s right, after years of […]

German Shepard at Dog Bowl 2019 Frankenmuth, Michigan

Happy Hunds: Dog Bowl 2019, A Frankenmuth, Michigan Tradition

We went to Dog Bowl! Dubbed ‘the dog Olympics,’ the Frankenmuth Dog Bowl in Michigan might be the most interactive pet festival yet. With 25 different events to enter, the 13th annual Dog Bowl in Michigan is more about pup participation than many dog festivals. And not just because it’s a marathon to experience. Tie […]