Moving to Canada with Pets!

Alberta Canada's Rocky Mountain Playground

The lovely province of Alberta, in the heart of Western Canada is flanked with the Canadian Rocky mountains and British Columbia to her west and to her east the magnificent prairies of Saskatchewan, the State of Montana to the south and the Northwest Territories to the north. With an area of 661,185 square km (255,303 sq. miles) and a population of three million Alberta is the fourth largest province in Canada.֠ This is a perfect spot for a family vacation or relocation if you are that fortunate, and by family I do mean a worry-free trip with your furry or feathered travelling companion along for the ride!

Most seasoned pet owners can tell you, taking trips with your pet is not always an easy feat. Finding pet friendly accommodation can be difficult but with some planning before the big day arrives it's not that hard. Below is some information and tips for travelling through the Alberta region with your best friend(s) of the multiple legged varieties in toe as well as some great sights that you shouldn't miss during your stay.

During the summer months the towering Rocky Mountains, rolling foothills and wide-open prairies, Alberta South is one of North America's most diverse and naturally wondrous landscapes. With everything from museums to historic towns Alberta has it all including ghost towns, interesting festivals, canoeing, conservation parks, amazing canyons, championship golf courses even the world's first UFO landing pad!נ Be sure to take your dog along to check it out! You can experience an abundant array of wildlife in the mighty rivers, grand lakes or in lush forests.

More activities and attractions that await your pleasure include hiking, fly fishing, a game or two of golf and of course horse riding although it may be best to leave your trusty companion back at the hotel for some R&R of the pet variety... a quiet snooze on the couch or the bed after a pet spa and grooming service.

Calgary, a vibrant and lively city that although sophisticated and a world leader in education still respects its humble, Western roots. Discover the history of the west at Fort Calgary or Heritage Park Historical Village. A day out at the Calgary Zoo and Prehistoric Park, The Calgary Science Centre and Planetarium are also well worth the visit.

Looking for a comfy place to stay with your pet? Look no further than these fabulous hotels and lodgings.

  • Kootenay Park Lodge: Lovely and cozy pet friendly cabins with fireplaces nestled in the heart of spectacular Kootenay National Park.
  • The Juniper Hotel: A lovely home away from home where the owners love your pet almost as much as you do! Pets are pampered with pet beds, bowls, treats and room to roam. The facilities are comfortable and are people as well as pet friendly!
  • Carriage House Inn: Fabulous and chic with a selection of casually elegant, newly renovated guestrooms. Our Pet Luv-Inn program includes a complimentary pet welcome gift, pet room service menu and a pet's guide to south Calgary.
  • Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre: Absolute top class hotel with all the creature comforts you would expect for both you and your pets! Food, toys, bedding... book your room with the Coast Plaza Hotel and all you have to remember is your pet as they will happily take care of the rest!

Or for Pet's only- Check out the fabulous Chasin' Tails Dog Care Center- Calgary: This exclusive facility features a great atmosphere with gardens, an outdoor area, and lounges for smaller or less active dogs as well as massive park-like play area for those really active dogs to burn off all of their excess energy.

Need help with your pet transport to or from Canada?   We can coordination pet friendly pet airlines to help you out!

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