One-of-a-Kind Pet Getaways
Our top five pet-friendly destinations to give you and your fur baby a rewarding experience.
Ontario’s wine country, Niagara-on-the-Lake, is the northern version of Napa Valley with added European flair. The historic district (called Old Town) is home to small shops, restaurants and vintage hotels – all of which can be indulged in by you and your pet. My favorite places to stay are The Prince of Wales and The Pillar and Post Inn that offer luxury pet-friendly accommodations and will let you enjoy a drink outside with your pet! For a more bed & breakfast style hotel, with all the high-end features, try the Shaw Club Hotel. The Shaw Club is located across the street from the Shaw Club theatre, with an annual festival where you can catch a show while Fido naps.
Once you’ve found your favorite place to stay, grab your fluffy friend and shop down the main street. You’ll find independent stores and chains like Crabtree and Evelyn. On our trip, I picked up a handmade scarf for myself and a bejeweled collar for Rocky. After a day of shopping, take a walk down to the lake with a treat from one of the many coffee shops along the main street, like Balzac’s, featuring organic teas and natural baked goods, or Victoria Teas with their famous in-house brew. Let the lakeside scenery inspire you and your pet.