Starting April 1, 2020 Fido will be Welcome in select yurts and cabins across Ontario Parks

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Starting April 1, 2020, dogs will be welcome in select yurts and cabins across the Ontario Parks system.

How much does it cost to bring my dog?

Dog friendly roofed accommodations fee: additional $20/night (for 1-2 dogs)

Dog owners are responsible for any damages caused by their pet(s).

Which cabins and yurts are dog friendly?

The following cabins, yurts and trailers are open to four-legged guests:

Algonquin Provincial Park (Mew Lake): Yurt 62 Arrowhead Provincial Park: Cabin 224

Bon Echo Provincial Park: Yurt 153

Cabin 612

Charleston Lake Provincial Park: Yurt 315C Fushimi Lake Provincial Park: Cabin 43

Killarney Provincial Park: Yurt 6

MacGregor Point Provincial Park: Yurt 90

Pancake Bay Provincial Park: Yurt 365

Pinery Provincial Park: Yurt 480C

Rene Brunelle Provincial Park: Cabin 100

Rushing River Provincial Park: Trailer 403, Trailer 405

Silent Lake Provincial Park: Yurt 5, Cabin 201

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park: Cabin 4

Windy Lake Provincial Park: Cabin 201

When can Fido and I book our trip?

This policy change does not take effect until April 1, 2020. That means, if you’re planning a fall or winter visit, the parks won’t be ready for your pups yet. For trips starting in April and forward, the dog friendly yurts and cabins will be available. The dog friendly roofed accommodations are available on the Ontario Parks reservation site.

Why aren’t ALL roofed accommodations dog friendly?

Some campers have medical conditions that prevent them from sharing spaces with pets. Others may simply prefer to enjoy a dog-free space. This way, there’s an option for everyone.

What about campers who have pet allergies?

Only select roofed accommodations will welcome dogs. If you or a fellow camper has an allergy, you’ll be able to choose from dog-free options.

Can I bring my cat? What about other pets?

No. No other pets are permitted in roofed accommodations.

Can I bring more than one dog?

The limit is two dogs per roofed accommodation, regardless of the size of the dog(s).

Are there any off-leash or dog friendly areas in Ontario parks?

Absolutely. Many parks have designated dog beaches or exercise areas (both on- and off-leash). Find the list here.

Is there anything else I should know?

Please ensure dog food is stored in the roofed accommodation (if a cabin) or in your vehicle. Ensure your dog is housetrained, and be sure to clean up after your pup. Ensure your dog stays on a leash at all times it is outside the roofed accommodation. Do not leave your dog alone in the cabin or yurt ⛺️

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