In all seasons, the city and area of Québec are welcoming and full of discoveries to make with your canine companion. Here are pet-friendly hotels and some practical tips to make the most of your stay. Before living in Montreal, I traveled a lot around the country with my dog. No matter where we went, people greeted us with stereotypical Canadian kindness I had never had any problems with taking my dog places, that was until I moved to Montreal.
We had stayed in Quebec several times before, and while all the places I've been to in the province are incredible, I've always felt uncomfortable every time I decide to take my dog. Therefore, I decided to take a little more look at the pet rules in the province and talk to other dog owners in the city about the situation. Sure, there are a few dog parks around Montreal, but there are a lot more things you should keep in mind as a dog owner across the province. Mondou is Quebec City's premier pet supply store, where friendly staff can find what you and your pet need at a fair price.
Most park trails don't allow dogs to enjoy them yet, so it's not exactly a revolutionary plan. Perhaps one explanation for such strict rules is Quebec's more visible European values, while the rest of Canada has become quite Americanized. SEPAQ says the reason for the dog ban is due to its efforts to preserve peace and quiet in the park. Visit Montreal's Angrignon Park, located on more than 200 acres in a quiet area of the city with pet-friendly walking trails, picnic tables, and lots of nature and wildlife.
SEPAQ also states that dogs are not welcome in the province's wildlife parks, as canines have a strong desire to chase small animals. Yes, there has recently been an initiative to start allowing dogs in parks, but currently the pilot project is only running in 3 of the 27 parks in Quebec. In Europe, especially in France, cats are much more popular companions and, if you see a dog, they are usually of a small toy breed. Even in those cases, dogs are only allowed in specific camps and only during certain times of the year.
Outdoor committees in the province are concerned with flora and fauna, and it is believed that dogs tend to cause an imbalance in those areas. First of all, if you want to travel to one of Quebec's beautiful national and provincial parks with your puppy, you're out of luck.