Life can be ruff if you’re not welcome, so we’ve sniffed out the best Edmonton spots to dine, play, and shop with your pooch pal.
FULLY FENCED PARKS
An official pilot project for the City of Edmonton, this large enclosure includes open spaces, small forested areas, picnic tables, and a separate enclosure for shy dogs. 127-129 Ave. & 113a-109 St.
2. Alex Decoteau Park
The new downtown park includes a small fenced area with dog-friendly surfacing and trash bins. 10230-105 St.
3. Central Bark
Located at the Edmonton Humane Society, this members-only enclosed space is three acres separated into two play areas. They also offer drop-in rates for non-members. 13620-163 St.
This area includes agility equipment and a separate enclosure for shy dogs. 3051 Paisley Green SW.
1. Terwillegar Dog Park
Enjoy views of the river valley, ample running trails, and a dog beach. 10 Rabbit Hill Rd.
2. Buena Vista
This park adjacent to Hawrelak Park and Sir Wilfred Laurier Park includes a dog beach, walking/cycling trails, and a large open field. 13210 Buena Vista Rd.
3. Gold Bar Park
This park on the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River includes an off-leash trail. 10955-50 St.
5 DOG-FRIENDLY PATIOS
These spots allow your (well-behaved & leashed) pet right beside your table.
1. El Cortez Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar | 8230 Gateway Blvd.
2. Duchess Bake Shop | 10718-124 St.
3. Café Bicyclette | 8627-91 St.
4. Farrow Sandwich | 8422-109 St. or 9855-76 Ave.
5. Chocorrant Patisserie & Café | 10328-124 St.
5 DOG-FRIENDLY SHOPS
These shops allow your (well-behaved & leashed) pet to browse with you.
1. The QUILTBAG | 7603-104 St. (Calgary Trail)
2. Shades of Grey Clothing Boutique | 10116-124 St.
3. Red Ribbon Boutique | 12505-102 Ave.
4. Kent of Inglewood | 10816-82 Ave.
5. Certain Chapters or Indigo locations:
South Edmonton Common (1837-99 St.), Southpoint (3227 Calgary Tr.), Westside (9952-170 St.), Sherwood Park Mall (2020 Sherwood Dr.)
5 DOG-FRIENDLY HOTELS
These spots love hosting furry guests. Confirm policies and fees when booking.
1. Sawridge Hotel | 4235 Gateway Blvd., 780-438-1222.
2. Fairmont Hotel Macdonald | 10065-100 St., 780-424-5181.
3. Coast Edmonton Plaza | 10155-105 St., 780-423-4811.
4. Radisson Hotel Edmonton South | 4440 Gateway Blvd., 780-437-6010.
5. Rosslyn Inn & Suites | 13620-97 St., 780-476-6241.