10 Best Pet Friendly Hotels in Canmore, Alberta

Looking for the best pet friendly hotels in Canmore? Canmore is a lovely resort town nestled in the Bow Valley that is sure to provide visitors a pleasant stay as there are so many things to do! Flanked by dramatic mountains and surrounded by no shortage of activities, Canmore has a lot to offer visitors and their furry friends. All of these hotels will ensure you have a great vacation with your four legged friend.

Click on the hotel name or the Booking.com links to check the latest rates on Canmore’s pet-friendly hotels. For the best rates on your hotel reservation, we recommend booking 6-8 months in advance.

The Best Pet Friendly Hotels in Canmore

Malcolm Hotel By Clique


This is one of the newest pet-friendly hotels in Canmore. The Malcolm Hotel is a luxury hotel in Spring Creek’s heart, a desirable neighborhood just steps away from downtown Canmore. The location is convenient for access to Canmore’s restaurants, bars, and shops. The walking trails along the creek make for the perfect spot to walk your dog!

The Malcolm sits conveniently across from the Policeman’s Boardwalk, one of the best walks in Canmore. A series of rooftop decks make for a great place to take the views in from the hot tubs, heated pool, or in the resort restaurant. Rooms similarly offer good views of the mountains and provide everything guests could desire.

Inside the luxurious rooms are modern TVs, free Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and rainfall showers. The hotel facilities include a fitness center, restaurants, concierge service, and free parking. The owners have also provided great community support, which has sat well with locals.

Solara Resort

Solara Resort - Bellstar Hotels & Resorts

Solara Resort is one of the top reviewed pet-friendly hotels in Canmore; each unit comes with a fully equipped kitchen and fireplace. They allow small dogs and cats that weigh 40lbs or less in certain rooms, but only allow one pet per room.

The suites include dining areas, fireplaces, washing machines, and flat-screen TVs. The property has an on-site spa, hot tub, and fitness center. The apartment-style accommodation means guests have space for their animals.

Several units feature mountain views, but most units face the complex or adjacent property. Units are very comfortable with granite countertops, leather furniture, and hardwood floors. Bathrooms are similarly luxurious with quality toiletries. The clean and modern suites are great for couples, families, and groups.

Georgetown Inn

Georgetown Inn

The Georgetown Inn has been a popular establishment in Canmore for decades and is an excellent option for those seeking a pet-friendly hotel in Canmore with some character. They have a great pet policy, allowing dogs and cats of any size to enjoy the hotel. Two pets are allowed per room, but guests must call ahead to book their room as space is limited.

The Georgetown Inn is well decorated, based around an Old English theme with an English Tudor exterior, eclectic interior, and a charming pub with great food. Several rooms even feature a fireplace and seating area. All rooms feature a small fridge, coffee maker, kettle, and TV.

With a location off the Bow Valley Trail, it is still within walking distance of downtown Canmore but has quick driving access to the TransCanada and pet-friendly areas like Quarry Lake. Fresh-baked shortbread and tea are complimentary in the room daily, and a hearty cooked breakfast is included in the room rate. Free on-site parking is available.

Basecamp Resorts


Basecamp Resorts in downtown Canmore offers great pet-friendly options. There are multiple apartment styles to stay in; many can accommodate larger groups of people. We love the rooftop hot tub, which can be enjoyed in the winter or summer. Rooms are comfortable and modern and feature nice individual touches like luxury soap products from Rocky Mountain Soap Co.

This is a great option for self-catering as each suite comes with a full kitchen, dishwasher, dining table, and ensuite laundry. Several rooms also include a balcony where you can hang out with your dog. All guests have access to a natural gas BBQ. The location is convenient with an easy walk to downtown Canmore and quick access to the TransCanada.

Mount Engadine Lodge

mount engadine

Mount Engadine Lodge is located along the Smith Dorrian Road/Spray Lakes Road, about one hour away from Canmore. Set in the wilderness, there isn’t much else around besides mountains, valleys, trees, and some moose.

Mount Engadine is located in a highly remote section of Kananaskis. A wide variety of room options are on offer including private lodge rooms, cabins, glamping tents, and a yurt. The best news is that nearly all rooms are dog-friendly rooms, including all glamping tents, the yurt, all cabins, and the Elk suite in the lodge. Dogs are also welcome in the common sitting areas of the main lodge, which is extremely cozy next to the fire!

There is no cell service and no televisions. It’s back to wilderness here – precisely like what you may after with a trip to the Canadian Rockies. If you’re eager to have that backcountry wilderness experience without roughing it in a tent and eating dehydrated meals, you seriously can’t get much better than a stay here.

Pocaterra Inn & Waterslide


Pocaterra Inn & Waterslide is a great option for families seeking value with their pets. The property features a large waterslide popular with children and a sauna for adults to relax. Its location is off Bow Valley Trail, with easy access to the highway and an extended walk to downtown Canmore with your furry friend (please always keep them on a leash!).

All rooms have a seating area, desk, coffee maker, microwave, and mini-fridge. Rooms are basic, comfortable, clean, and present good value. Pocaterra Inn provides a complimentary breakfast buffet – something we really appreciate.

Canadian Rockies Chalets

Pet-Friendly Hotels in Canmore

Canadian Rockies Chalets is an affordable option for those seeking self-catering accommodation that is also pet-friendly in Canmore. At Canadian Rockies Chalets, designated rooms are available for guests with three pets of any size, subject to an extra charge of $20 per pet per night. Both dogs and cats are welcome, and guests are even permitted to leave them unattended in their rooms. Each suite comes with a fully equipped kitchen and private patio, which is great for relaxing outside with your home-cooked meal. There are gas bbq facilities onsite for those who’d like to grill out.

The suites here are a little dated but comfortable enough with decent value. You come to Canmore to enjoy the mountains anyway! Next door, the location is next to the Basecamp Resorts hotel and an easy walk to downtown Canmore or Rocky Mountain Bagel.

Silver Creek Lodge

Silver Creek Lodge Pet-Friendly Canmore Hotel

Silver Creek Lodge is another option in Canmore that is both pet-friendly and great for those seeking self-catered accommodation. Silver Creek provides a limited number of pet-friendly rooms, with an associated nightly pet fee of $25. Keep in mind that for reservations in pet-friendly suites, guests are required to contact Silver Creek directly at 1-877-598-4242.

The Suites at Silver Creek Lodge offer fireplaces, granite countertops, modern kitchens, dining areas, and laundry facilities. The hotel also features some of the best sushi in the Bow Valley, with the Wild Orchid Asian Bistro on-site.

Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Center

Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Center Pet-Friendly Hotels in Canmore

Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Center is your standard hotel with nice rooms that provide solid value in Canmor and a reliable choice as a dog friendly hotel in Canmore. With a pet fee of $25 per pet per day they gladly welcome all dog breeds, including large dogs and even treat your pet like royalty with a special treat – a cozy pet bed, a food bowl, and a locally sourced pet treat.

Traveling with a feline? They also hosts cats at The Coast, and even the famous Gary the Cat has stayed here! If you need to let your dog wander for a bit, the Coast is conveniently located near Elk Run Dog Park, a local favorite that offers panoramic views of the Rockies!

MTN House By Basecamp

MTN House By Basecamp

MTN House By Basecamp, formerly recognized as Holiday Inn Canmore, has been newly renovated and provides a tranquil and luxurious atmosphere for you and your pet. Located off the Trans Canada, it’s best for guests traveling to the Rockies with their own vehicle, though they do offer complimentary shuttles to Downtown Canmore.

Only certain rooms here are pet-friendly, so it’s imperative to call ahead and let the hotel know your plans with your pet. However, keep in mind that pets are not to be left unattended at any time while on property, and they may not climb on furniture.

Rhythym and Howl is a new Canmore restaurant that is located inside MTN House. So if you don’t want to leave your pet alone for too long you can easily have a quick meal here!

Things to Keep in Mind Before Booking

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Paddling on Goat Pond with furry friends
  • Pets Pay to Stay: Most of these pet-friendly hotels in Canmore charge a fee of at least $25/ per pet per night of your stay. Service dogs are often free of charge.
  • Notify Hotels Before You Arrive: It’s important to inform the hotel you staying at that you have a pet. They have special rooms allocated for pets, which will be noted when you book.
  • Many Times Cats Are Not Allowed: Check with these pet friendly hotels if they allow cats, some may only take dogs.
  • Pets Are Typically Not Allowed in Communal Spaces: In most hotels pets are not permitted in common spaces like restaurants, pools, and spas.
  • Pets Must Be Kept on a Leash in Canmore: Dogs must be kept on a leash in Canmore or Kananaskis, unless at an off leash dog park.
  • It’s Best Not to Leave Pets Unattended: Most hotels ask you not to leave your pet unattended in the room unless they are crated.
  • Damages Caused By Your Pet are Subject to a Charge: You may be subject to a surchage if your pet does any damage to your room, this can be especially important for puppies.
  • Choose to Leave Your Pet at Home? If you choose to leave your pet at home while you are enjoying Canmore but still miss those wet kisses, some great things to do in Canmore are to check out the Yamnuska Wolf Dog Sanctuary or go on a dog sled ride in Canmore in the winter!

Off Leash Dog Parks in Canmore

quarry lake off leash dog park
Quarry Lake Dog Park

There are leash laws in effect throughout Canmore, and it is imperative to keep your dogs on leashes at all times. Please respect the local laws when visiting with your pet. If you plan to go hiking in Kananaskis or hiking in Banff, you must keep your dog on a leash at all times. The Town of Canmore has five off leash dog parks you can enjoy!

Quarry Lake Dog Park: This park offers two official off-leash areas – the meadow area and a pond area where you can swim your dog (but this is separate than actual Quarry Lake). Off-leash zones are clearly marked, and dogs are to be on a leash when not in the official off-leash zones.

Hubman Dog Park: Situated in the Three Sisters community, this smaller neighborhood park has limited parking available at the small lot off Three Sisters Boulevard. 

Cougar Creek/Highway 1A Dog Park: This park offers parking and is located off of the 1A highway right along Cougar Creek. There is a four-foot fence that provides a large area for dogs to run around with other dogs.

Elk Run Dog Park: Situated along Glacier Drive, with parking accessible at the Elk Run Ball Diamond parking lot, situated off the intersection of Glacier Drive and Sandstone Terrace.

Palliser Dog Park: Located on Palliser Trail this is a smaller neighborhood park with limited on-street parking.

Hopefully, this helped you determine if what dog friendly hotel in Canmore is right for you! If you have any other questions, leave a comment or see our Canadian Rockies travel guide for more articles about photography spots, lakes, hikes, and everything else.

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About Cameron

Cameron is a resident of Canmore, Alberta. After traveling the world for six years, he settled down in the beautiful Bow Valley with Natasha. He has been featured as a travel expert with numerous publications worldwide and has spoken on several occasions about the power of travel. He has a passion for all things in the Canadian Rockies and loves to spend his time snowboarding, scrambling, camping, biking, and trail running. Conservation is a deep fundamental in his life, and he aims to inspire others to care about our natural world. You can learn more on the about us page.

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