Travelling with your dog in the Outaouais!
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
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 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
CITY OF GATINEAU
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 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.
PETITE-NATION LA LIÈVRE
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
Unless otherwise indicated, dogs must be leashed at all times. And please remember that owners are responsible for picking up after.