Places that are Dog-Friendly in Calgary

Posted by Jared Chamberlain

dog_friendly_places_in_calgaryIn part 1 of our #stayingathome series, we discussed New Puppy Training. Now that you have some tips to help you on your journey with a new pup, let's get to the fun part! Here in Calgary, there are plenty of dog-friendly places to take your growing pup to.

Where are good places to visit in Calgary with a new puppy?

  1. Nose Hill Park - on top of the hill is a large off-leash area that is plenty big enough for a young pup to explore. This one is mostly grass, brush, and dirt.
  2. Bowmont Park Off-Leash Area - near the river, this fenced park is great if you live in the NW. Though some parts of the fence no longer meet the ground, so keep a close eye on your pup at the south end of the park
  3. Edworthy Off-Leash Park - Here is where you can take your pup on a forest adventure close to home. There are plenty of trees and hills to explore and lots of private spots if you are looking for your own area to play.
  4. Auburn Bay Dog Park - This well-maintained park has lots of trails and open areas to take your dog for a walk. They even have water for hot summer days to keep your dog hydrated
  5. Sue Higgins Park - Take your puppy here for that farm-like feel! With the bow river, this is a perfect place to have some fun in the water
  6. Riverdale Dog Park - Live closer to downtown? Check out this park with plenty of nature to explore

If you're looking to take your dog for a trip around Calgary, here are some incredible dog-friendly businesses in Calgary you and your pup, can both enjoy.

  1. Colour Me Mine - Dogs can create a paw print that you can take home and keep forever. Be sure to call ahead for availability
  2. Michaels - Wanting to get some craft supplies but don't want to leave your dog at home? Bring them with you!
  3. Cabelas - Looking at gear for your next outdoor adventure will be just as fun with your dog helping you pick
  4. The Beltliner - This modern diner features a 2-course dog menu you won't want to miss
  5. Cold Garden Beverage Company - enjoy an ice-cold beer in this well-known dog-friendly location
  6. The Dog & Duck Public House - Enjoy a home-cooked meal while you relax with your dog on the sunny outside tables
  7. The Guild - This is a great place to stop and let your puppy have some water while you enjoy a cocktail on historic Stephen Avenue
  8. Starbucks - Bring your puppy along to enjoy a tasty "puppaccino" while you enjoy your frappuccino  

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