When life throws you lemons, make lemonade 🍋
Because our travel plans abroad got cancelled, I decided to find the best places to visit with your dog in North America!
Btw, even though the border between Canada and US has declared it would reopen soon. It might be delayed so I suggest you plan a trip in your home country this summer.
Furthermore, few can afford the 2 weeks of quarantine once you're back. And finally, we've had some Airbnb hosts turn us down because we were from Canada.
So I picked 10 wonderful National Parks across North America where you can go with your dog:
In the US
-Acadia National Park (Maine)
Over a 100miles of walking trails and 45miles of carriage roads where your furry partner is more than welcome! Find out more about it and its pet-friendly amenities here.
-Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Cleveland, Ohio)
You will pass through wetlands, old fields and even cross streams on stepping stones or log bridge. You must check out Tinkers Creek Gorge, Ohio’s most magnificent canyon. Here's everything you should know about the park.
-Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona)
First, the trails going around the canyon offer an incredible view that constantly changes. While it's very challenging to explore national parks with dogs, Grand Canyon National Park lets your dog explore like few other parks! Planning to go? Here are more details.
-Great Sand Dunes National Park (Colorado)
I'm not sure the view can be better than this. I mean it. According to Go Pet Friendly, the park offers a great variety of landscapes... From gasslands to Aspen forests and tundra. This is definitely my pick if I could come to the US this summer. More infos.
-Mount Rainier National Park (Washington)
Alright, the selection wouldn't be complete if we didn't have a pick from the PNW. This is where Mount Rainier comes into play.
I had never heard of it before. This mount is an active volcano and is the source of 5 major rivers. Standing at 14 410ft, it is an Icon in Washington's landscape. Here's their Pet policy.
These locations are too far?
Don't worry, here's a map with all the dog-friendly national parks across the US: View map
Luckily, dogs are allowed in any canadian national parks as long as you follow the rules.
-Forillon National Park (Quebec)
Hiking along the shores or swimming in the warmest waters of the area. The park offers a wide range of activities including a cruise to see a blue whale. Finally, go a trail near Cape Gaspé for a breath taking scenery. Find a more complete guide here.
-Banff National Park (Alberta)
I've never been, but I will definitely go. This park is part of UNESCO World Heritage. It is the flagship of Parks Canada. This seems like one of the most beautiful scenery you'll ever see.
-Fundy National Park (New Brunswick)
Pristine forests and waterfalls. This National park is first known for its Bay. Being one of the 7 wonders of North America, the Bay is known for its extremely high tides (up to 56 feet). Check out the park infos.
-Yoho National Park (British Columbia)
Close your eyes and imagine crystal-lake and incredible waterfalls. This is what awaits you and your dog this summer. You will be able to find incredible campsites and a TON of activities that you can do with you pooch.
-Bruce Peninsula National Park (Ontario)
Are you near Ontario? Because you need to know about this. This peninsula was unknown to me even though I live 7 hours away from it. I discovered this beautiful place with crystal water and cliff diving while I was looking for a trip to do inside Canada. Fast forward now, my gf and I have got an Airbnb over there and have a trip scheduled at the end of August. Here's the peninsula.
If you ever visited one of those 10 national parks, I'd love to see some of your pictures. Just reply to this email and attach 2-3 pictures of your past adventures!