There’s no shortage of pet friendly hotels in Canmore, Alberta, in the majestic Canadian Rockies.
Our list below features the best Canmore hotels that are dog friendly, and having personally stayed in many of them, with and without our dog, I can assure you that your pet will be as welcome as you.
Whether you’re looking for a cozy downtown inn, a luxurious mountain resort, or just a place to rest your head in between hikes with your dog, there are plenty of pet friendly accommodations in the beautiful town of Canmore.
Written by Lou
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Best Pet Friendly Hotels In Canmore, Alberta
1. Malcolm Hotel
The Malcolm Hotel is the most luxurious in Canmore and, (thankfully, pet friendly.
There are 10 designated pet-friendly rooms available.
Upon arrival you’ll find a pet bed, bowl, and treat waiting for your pup for a one-time pet fee of 50 CAD plus tax.
This elegant hotel offers a luxurious retreat with stunning mountain views and fantastic rooms with a wet bar, mini fridge, bathrobes and slippers, and an in-room safe.
It has a modern and cozy atmosphere, and you can expect quality amenities like the amazing rooftop swimming pool, perfect for stargazing at night while taking a dip.
There are also rooftop hot tubs with mountain views, an outdoor fire pit area, a fitness center with top-of-the-line equipment, and underground parking.
And don’t forget about the creek alongside the hotel, where you can take your dog for a long scenic walk.
The Malcolm Hotel also has restaurants onsite that serve delicious local cuisine.
Even though we stayed at the Malcolm Hotel without our dog, we highly recommend it as the best place to stay in Canmore, whether you’re traveling with your pet or not.
It’s conveniently located and is just steps away from Canmore’s downtown area.
2. Georgetown Inn + Pub
The Georgetown Inn is a charming Old English-style pub in the heart of Canmore.
There are 3 pet-friendly rooms with an additional fee of 25 CAD plus taxes per pet, per night.
Since there are only a limited number of pet-friendly rooms, call 1-866-695-5955 or email [email protected] when booking to let them know you need a pet friendly room.
All breeds and sizes of dogs are welcome. Cats too! There is a limit of 2 pets per room.
While you’re here, don’t forget to visit the pub, it has a great atmosphere, and I can’t recommend the fish and chips enough.
Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on the pub’s outside patio, but there is a fenced area where they can be leashed while you enjoy your meal or drink.
The inn is conveniently located near dog parks and walking trails, so you and your dog can explore Canmore’s beautiful surroundings.
When it comes to amenities, the cozy rooms are clean and comfortable and will make you feel right at home, complete with a fireplace and a spa bath.
If you’re looking for somewhere a little different to stay that has old-world charm, modern amenities, and friendly and helpful staff, then the pet friendly Georgetown Inn is the place to stay.
3. Northwinds By Basecamp
Formerly the Days Inn by Wyndham Canmore Hotel, Northwinds By Basecamp has undergone a complete renovation and modernization – and I highly recommend staying here, whether you have your canine friend with you or not.
When it comes to accommodation options, both the King Room and the Double Queen Room are pet-friendly.
You can bring up to two dogs with you, and the best part is there is no additional fee per night.
However, a damage deposit of 150 CAD will be held via your credit card.
We found the pet-friendly rooms at Northwinds By Basecamp modern, clean, and comfortable.
The amenities include a microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker, bathtub, and gas fireplace.
These rooms also have sliding doors that lead to an outside area, so your dog doesn’t have to go too far to stretch their legs (must be on a leash).
Not only is this hotel close to downtown Canmore for shops, restaurants, and outdoor activities, but it also has a restaurant where you can grab a bite to eat if you don’t want to leave your room.
Northwinds By Basecamp is definitely one of the best pet-friendly hotels in Canmore.
4. MTN House By Basecamp
Here’s another pet friendly Canmore hotel by Basecamp. MTN House By Basecamp is situated on the former Holiday Inn site.
Having undergone a complete transformation, it is now a luxurious and modern dog friendly hotel in Canmore, Alberta.
They have select pet friendly Queen and King rooms, and you won’t be charged any extra for your pet – two pets are allowed per room.
As well as pet friendly rooms, MTN House By Basecamp has good amenities such as a 55-inch UHD 4K TV, a work/desk area, and a Nespresso Vertuo coffee machine in each room.
You can order room service from the restaurant, so you can satisfy your taste buds without having to venture far. There’s also a bar and free parking.
Downtown Canmore is around a 20-minute walk or a 5-minute drive from the hotel.
The hotel is also conveniently located just 20 minutes from Banff, making it perfect for your Canadian adventure with your dog.
With stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and easy access to trails and activities, you’ll experience the best of Kananaskis and Banff National Park.
As with all the hotels by Basecamp, you can expect great service in modern and stylish surroundings.
We highly recommend MTN House By Basecamp for a great pet friendly stay in Canmore, Alberta.
5. Pocaterra Inn & Waterslide
The dog friendly rooms at the Pocaterra Inn are on the main floor, making it easy to take your dog outside.
The pet fee is $25 + tax per pet, per night, and includes a pet bed, bowl, and treats for your pup.
Not only is Pocaterra Inn pet friendly, but it’s also a great hotel for kids (or grown-ups who still think they’re kids!) with its giant waterslide.
If you want a hotel with a pool that’s great for kids and is also pet friendly, then you need to stay at the Pocaterra Inn. We stayed here several times when the kids were younger, and the swimming pool and waterslide were a massive hit.
Each room has a microwave, refrigerator, and tea/coffee machine, as well as being clean and comfortable.
And here’s a bonus – your stay also includes a continental or hot buffet breakfast, something not commonly offered in hotels in Canmore and Banff.
Trust me, the breakfast options are plentiful and really tasty.
The hotel’s convenient location near the Trans-Canada Highway means you have easy access to Banff National Park, so it’s ideal for exploring the stunning scenery and outdoor activities with your dog.
If you want a pet-friendly hotel with something fun for the kids (or adults!), then Pocaterra Inn + Waterslide is worth checking out.
6. Mount Engadine Lodge
Mount Engadine Lodge is in the Kananaskis backcountry, only a 45-minute drive from Canmore.
This charming lodge is a pet-friendly haven, as dogs and cats are welcome in all the glamping tents, the Whiskey Jack, Burstall, and Birdwood cabins, and the Elk Lodge Suite.
The pet fee is $25 per night, plus tax.
While your pet cannot join you for meals in the dining area, they are allowed in the communal lounge with you, where they can relax by the fire.
At Mount Engadine Lodge, your stay includes more than just a cozy room as all meals are included in the price, so that’s breakfast, a packed lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner.
Whether hiking the nearby trails or simply unwinding in the natural surroundings, this lodge offers the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure.
As Mount Engadine Lodge is located in Kananaskis Country, you must purchase a Conservation Pass.
For more information, visit https://www.alberta.ca/kananaskis-conservation-pass.
7. Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Center
The Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Center is a modern hotel and a good choice for dog or cat friendly accommodation.
All dog breeds and sizes are welcome for a pet fee of $25 per pet per day, with a limit of two pets per room.
We found the rooms comfortable and clean. They even provide a pet bed, a food bowl, and a treat for your pup.
This hotel has good amenities, such as an indoor heated pool, hot tub, and fitness centre.
The hotel has a great restaurant called Table Food + Drink, which caters to all dietary needs.
The Coast Canmore Hotel’s convenient location means you can walk to the town centre in less than 10 minutes.
Unlike most other hotels in Canmore, Coast Canmore charges 10 CAD per night for parking, and it is based on a first-come, first-served basis.
Despite this, it’s still a good place to stay if you want a pet-friendly hotel in Canmore.
8. Solara Resort – Bellstar Hotels & Resorts
Solara Resort has pet friendly two-bedroom suites and two-bedroom preferred suites and allows one dog or cat weighing 40lbs or less per room.
There is a $30 fee per night (up to $125 per stay).
These spacious suites have a full kitchen, so you have everything you need to cook your own meals.
You can also take advantage of the heated underground parking, which is always a bonus in the winter.
For some relaxation, take a dip in the indoor pool or unwind in the hot tub.
If you want to stay active, the wellness center has drop-in bookings giving you access to the gym, polar plunge, steam room, and saunas.
The hotel is in a good location, and it only takes around 15 minutes to walk to the downtown area.
9. Silver Creek Lodge
The pet friendly, spacious suites at Silver Creek Lodge have everything you need for a comfortable and homey stay.
Staying at Silver Creek Lodge means you don’t have to go out to eat, as it has a fully equipped kitchenette or kitchen.
Other amenities include cable TV, air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, an electric fireplace, and in-suite laundry facilities.
As only a few pet friendly suites are available, make sure you confirm you want one when booking, especially if you’re interested in the 2-bedroom suite.
There is a pet fee of $25 per night, plus tax.
The property also features an indoor pool with a hot tub to help you relax after a long day of exploring.
Other amenities include a fitness center, sauna, and steam rooms.
There’s also heated underground parking, which is great if you’re visiting in the winter.
And you don’t have to walk far to grab a bite to eat, as there is the 100% gluten-free Wild Orchid Bistro + Sushi Lounge on the hotel’s main floor.
As the hotel is close to the Trans Canada Highway and around a 15-20 minute walk into town, Silver Creek Lodge is convenient for exploring the area with your pet.
10. Rundle Mountain Lodge
Rundle Mountain Lodge is a 5-minute drive from Banff National Park and a short distance from downtown Canmore.
This rustic lodge offers a cozy and comfortable pet-friendly place to stay.
While it may be an older building, Rundle Mountain Lodge keeps its rooms and cabins clean and well-maintained.
You get free parking, Wi-Fi, and amenities like an indoor pool and outdoor hot tub with amazing mountain views. You can also sit around the fire pit in the evenings.
Rundle Mountain Lodge allows two pets per room – dogs (any size) or cats, for an additional charge of 21 CAD per pet, per night.
There are limited pet-friendly rooms, so let the lodge know you need one when you book.
11. Canmore Inn + Suites
Canmore Inn + Suites is conveniently located near all Canmore attractions and the downtown area for restaurants and shops.
The hotel’s pet-friendly rooms include the economy double room, economy two double room, and the deluxe two queen room.
There is a pet fee of 15 CAD per pet, per night and they are open to considering more than 2 pets, but call first to confirm.
We stayed here with our dog, and they gave our dog some treats on arrival.
The rooms could do with updating, and the hotel is close to the nearby train tracks, so be prepared to hear the train occasionally pass by.
The hotel has an indoor pool with a 3-storey waterslide, perfect for kids or those young-at-heart adults like my husband!
There’s also a hot tub and fitness room. Free parking and Wi-Fi are provided throughout your stay, and all rooms have a safe, microwave, refrigerator, and coffee machine.
Canmore Inn + Suites is good if you’re on a budget and looking for an affordable pet-friendly hotel option in Canmore.
12. Chateau Canmore
This hotel is just a stone’s throw from downtown Canmore, and you can easily hop on Highway 1 to get to Banff National Park.
This hotel is also close to the Legacy Trail, a paved 26.8 km (16.7 miles) trail that connects Banff and Canmore, perfect for a morning jog or an evening stroll with your dog.
The Chateau Canmore welcomes a maximum of two pets per room at CAD 25 + taxes per pet, per night.
The pet-friendly rooms at Chateau Canmore are the Queen Bed Suites.
These rooms have two Queen beds, a sofa bed, a gas fireplace, and, of course, mountain views.
Although the hotel could do with an update, you’ll find everything you need for your stay.
You can enjoy a dip in the indoor pool, soak in the outdoor hot tub, or break a sweat at the fitness centre and sauna.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, and each room has a refrigerator and microwave.
The hotel is home to the popular Chez François Restaurant, which has a pet-friendly patio and opens at 7am. You get a 10% discount as a hotel guest.
13. Canadian Rockies Chalets
Located on Bow Valley Trail in Canmore, the Canadian Rockies Chalets is a pet-friendly place to stay while exploring the Rockies.
From here, you can easily access Highway 1 to Banff or explore downtown Canmore with your dog.
Choose from their spacious 2 and 3 bedroom pet-friendly units with Wi-Fi and the convenience of a full kitchen, so you don’t have to go out and find somewhere to eat.
And don’t worry about parking, as complimentary parking is available for guests.
A pet fee of $25 + tax per night per pet (maximum of 2 pets allowed) will be charged, and there are no breed or size restrictions.
One thing mentioned in reviews is that if you’re a light sleeper, it’s best to book an upstairs unit, as you may occasionally hear people walking around in the unit above.
This accommodation is also near the railway tracks, so be prepared to hear the occasional train passing.
If you’re looking for affordable, spacious pet friendly accommodation in Canmore, the Canadian Rockies Chalets is a great choice.
14. The Drake Inn
The Drake Inn welcomes a limit of two pets per room at no additional charge, but they hold a $100 damage deposit via credit card.
While The Drake Inn may not have all the bells and whistles of a luxury hotel, it certainly has its charms as it overlooks Policeman’s Creek, has fantastic mountain views, and is just a stone’s throw from the downtown area.
The Three Sisters Standard Two Queen rooms are the only dog-friendly rooms available, so book early.
It’s worth mentioning that the pet-friendly rooms at The Drake could do with some TLC, and there is no AC, so the rooms can get quite hot during the summer months.
However, this is a good option if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly place to stay.
While there aren’t amenities like a pool or hot tub, the hotel does offer free parking and Wi-Fi.
The Drake Inn also has a pet-friendly patio, which our dog loves, so you can sit outside and have a meal while your pup takes in the fresh mountain air.
What You Need To Know When Staying In Canmore With Your Dog
- Dogs must always be on a leash to ensure they stay safe. It also respects the peace and comfort of other guests and wildlife.
There are off-leash areas (see below) where you can take your dog so they can have a good run, but this is the only time dogs are allowed off-leash in outdoor spaces.
- It’s crucial to pick up after your dog. The good news is that free dog poop bags are available along the walking trails.
- Although the hotels on this list are pet friendly, they don’t allow you to leave your dog alone in the room.
Some may allow your dog to be crated for a short time. Check the hotel’s pet policy to see if this is allowed.
Alternatively, there are doggy daycare providers in Canmore, such as the Canmore Veterinary Hospital – we haven’t used any in Canmore, only Banff, so I can’t comment on their services.
- If you’re staying in Canmore during the peak seasons (summer and winter), book as far ahead as possible (at least 8 months in advance).
Hotels only have a certain number of pet-friendly rooms available, and these book up quickly.
- Finally, make sure you pack all the essential items that you’ll need for a pet friendly stay. This includes a travel crate or bed (if not provided by the hotel), food and water bowls, leash, toys, treats, and poop bags.
Off-Leash Dog Parks in Canmore
Canmore has five fantastic off-leash dog parks where your dog can run around and play while you get to take in some amazing mountain scenery.
1. Quarry Park
Canmore’s largest off-leash park is unfenced, so it might not be the best place if your dog tends to run off.
There’s plenty of space for your pup to run around in the large meadow and the wooded area. There is a pond where your dog can go for a paddle, but the lake is not off-leash.
2. Cougar Creek
As the second largest dog park in the area and easily accessed on Highway 1A / Bow Valley Trail, Cougar Creek is a great place for your dog to get some off-leash fun running through the trees.
The park is fenced so your dog can’t escape, and you’ll find a few chairs if you want to sit and enjoy the views while your pup plays. You might see a sightseeing helicopter flying overhead and landing at the helipad close to the dog park.
3. Elk Run
Situated in the residential part of town on Glacier Drive, Elk Run is a popular choice for local dog owners. With its open spaces, there’s room for your dog to enjoy some off-leash freedom within the fenced area.
4. Palliser Dog Park
A 5 ft chain link fence surrounds this smaller neighborhood dog park, so you don’t have to worry about your dog escaping. Parking is limited in this area, so bear this in mind if you plan to visit. While your dog is getting some exercise, you’ll get great views of the Three Sisters.
5. Hubman Dog Park
Hubman Dog Park is another neighborhood off-leash park, and it’s located in the Three Sisters area. It’s another great area to let your dog run free, but finding a parking spot can be hard. It also offers fantastic views of the surrounding mountain range.
Canmore Pet Stores
In the heart of downtown and conveniently located within walking distance of the pet friendly hotels in Canmore, you’ll find the following pet stores with everything you need.
Mut Hut Emporium – 1001 6 Ave #101, Canmore, AB T1W 3L8 Pet
Planet Canmore – 1160 Railway Ave Unit 116, Canmore, AB T1W 1P4.
Dog Friendly Hotels in Canmore, Alberta
Canmore is a great place to stay with your pet, and plenty of Canmore hotels are pet friendly and have all the amenities you need for a comfortable and enjoyable vacation.
For a luxurious stay with your pet, the Malcolm Hotel is the perfect choice. You also can’t go wrong with any of Canmore’s Basecamp resort accommodations. The Georgetown Inn is also a great choice if you want something different, and the Pocaterra Inn + Waterslide is ideal if you’ve got kids.
Canmore has some fantastic pet friendly restaurants and pub patios, and you can find out about them by clicking on the link.
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