Travelling with your dog in the Outaouais!

Published on June 23 2016

Summer vacation is just around the corner, and once again dog owners are scrambling to find places where dogs are welcome. I’ve just finished planning my family vacation, and believe me, that’s no easy task when you have to call a whole bunch of places and ask them about their policies for canine visitors.

So I decided to make things a little easier for folks planning a vacation in the Outaouais! We’re fortunate to live in a 33,000-km2 playground for the whole family, including pets.

Here’s a list of places, categorized by territory, where your four-legged friends will be welcome:


Hiking on the Oiseau Rock Trail

Walking on the Cycloparc PPJ

Shawville Village Inn: Pet fee $10 per stay

Spruceholme Inn: Pet fee $15/night; dogs must be crated when you are not in the room.

Holden Lake Lodge: No additional fee

Bryson Lake Lodge: No additional fee

Parc Leslie Campground: No additional fee, but dogs are not allowed on the beach

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Hiking at Mont Cayamant

Hiking at Mount Morissette Regional Park

Walking on the Lacs des Cèdres recreational pathway

Walking on the Véloroute des Draveurs

Walking on the trails at the White-Tailed Deer Interpretation Centre

Rest stop at the Parc du Draveur

Rest stop at the Pythonga Tugboat Theme Park

Canoe camping at Poisson Blanc Regional Park: No additional fee, and dogs are allowed in the water

Auberge du Draveur: Dogs under 18 kg (40 lb) are allowed in 20 of the hotel’s ground-floor rooms; pet fee $20

Lac-Rapide Campground (La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve): No additional fee, and dogs are allowed in the water

Pointe à David Cottages & Camping: Dogs are allowed in the cottages and the campground; pet fee $5 per day

Chez Rainville Outfitter: No additional fee, but dogs are not allowed on the beach

O’Sullivan Lake Lodge: No additional fee

Club Lac Brûlé: No additional fee

Domaine Bitobi: No additional fee

Domaine Pine Grove: Molosser-type breeds are not allowed; pet fee $5/day or $20/week

Domaine Shannon: No additional fee

Pavillon de l’Orignal: Pet fee $5/day

Mijocama Outfitter: No additional fee


Gatineau Park: Dogs are allowed on 155 km of trails, but not at beaches, picnic areas or campgrounds

Walking in the Village of Wakefield

Wakefield Mill Hotel & Spa: Dogs are allowed in the Eco River Lodge; pet fee $35/night

Stanyar House Bed & Breakfast: No additional fee

Camping Ange Gardien: No additional fee

Camping Cantley: No additional fee

Camping Domaine de L’Ange-Gardien: No additional fee

Camping au Petit Lac-Simon: No additional fee

Camping Lac-des-Plages: Pet fee $2/day. Pets must be leashed at all times. They are allowed only on your site, and may not be walked in the campground; you must carry or drive your pet out of the campground and walk him/her on the adjoining streets.

Camping St-André-Avellin: No additional fee

National Capital Commission
National Capital Commission


Au feel de l’eau Aqua-Taxi: Water shuttle between the Canadian Museum of History and the Ottawa Locks. No additional fee for dogs

Walking in Old Aylmer, the ByWard Market and downtown Gatineau (some restaurants allow you to tie your dog outside the patio)

Walking on Parliament Hill

Northern Lights sound and light show on Parliament Hill

Cassis Gelato et sorbet: They have frozen treats just for dogs

Walking on the Capital Pathway multi-use path network

Les Pignons Verts Motel: Dogs are allowed in 30 of the motel’s 40 rooms; no additional fee

Comfort Inn Gatineau: Pet fee $15/night

Motel Montcalm: Pet fee $10/night

Crowne Plaza Gatineau-Ottawa: Dogs are allowed in 4 of the hotel’s rooms; pet fee $35/night

Four Points by Sheraton Gatineau-Ottawa: Pet fee $35/night

Hilton Lac-Leamy: Pet fee $50/stay

Gatineau city parks: Consult this map for parks where you can walk your dog on a leash. The blue pictograms indicate off-leash parks.

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Walking on the Sentier Iroquois

Walking and picnicking at Plaisance Falls

Walking in Montagnes Noires Park

Walking on the Sentier de l’Albatros

Walking on the Parcours Louis-Joseph-Papineau

Walking on the Route des Zingues

Auberge Couleurs de France: Dogs are allowed in some rooms; no additional fee

Fairmont Le Château Montebello: Pet fee $45/night; dogs must be crated when you are not in the room (crates are available at the hotel; ask about availability for your size of dog). The hotel even has a canine ambassador, Bello, who hangs out in the hotel lobby.

L'Anse de la Lanterne Motel: Small dogs only; dogs must be crated when you are not in the room; pet fee $10/stay

Kenauk Nature: Dogs are allowed in some cottages and in the water; pet fee $150/stay

Club des Douze Outfitter: Dogs are allowed in 4 of the cottages; pet fee $20/stay

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Unless otherwise indicated, dogs must be leashed at all times. And please remember that owners are responsible for picking up after.

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