Dog Days of Summer

July 23, 2020

The Dog Days of Summer are here, With over 230 km of paved and natural trails to explore with your furry friend within the city, over ten pet-friendly hotels, and 11 pet stores, Lethbridge welcomes dogs and their owners to visit and enjoy our city.

Remember your doggie etiquette!

Whether you’re visiting or a local help us keep our beautiful city clean with 224 doggie poop bag dispensers throughout the city you are never far from a place to grab a poop bag just incase business gets done on your walk. and remember if they poop it you scoop it!

It is important to have good control at every off-leash parks in Lethbridge, it is very important to have good voice control over your dog as Popson Park is home to rattlesnakes that are native to southern Alberta. See the link in the discretion to find out more safety tips on Rattlesnake in Lethbridge.

To learn more about snake safety click here

With the long hot summer days, it is important to keep both you and your dog hydrated and cool. Tracy with Bone and Biscuit in West Lethbridge has some helpful hints to help you are your pooch enjoy Lethbridge to its fullest.

Dog Parks

North Lethbridge

Peeniquim Park Dog Run is great for off-leash fun! A fenced area allows animals to socialize and train your puppy to make friends and open trails circle towards the river. For extra fun, a community toy box is located next to the fenced area for you to enjoy as you and your pup walk through the park.

West Lethbridge

Enjoy a walk through the west coulees at Popson Park. With easy access to the Oldman River, this is a great place to take your dog for a dip on a hot summer day. Although it is important to have good control at every off-leash park in Lethbridge, it is extra important to have good voice control over your dog at Popson Park. The area is home to rattlesnakes. Learn more about this southern Alberta animal and discover more safety tips — watch this Global News special now.

For those looking for a more controlled off-leash play area, look no further than Riverstone Dog Park. This park includes a small dog area for dogs under 25lbs that want to play with pups more their size. With shaded picnic tables and separate water fountains for dogs and humans, this is a great dog park to allow your dog to play while you relax.

South Lethbridge

The Scenic Drive Dog Runs is an off-leash unfenced with 2km of limestone pathway that loops through the coulees and boasts spectacular views of the coulees and the architecturally significant University of Lethbridge across the river. The Scenic Drive Dog Run is perfect for early morning or evening walks with your dog!

Dog-Friendly Hotels

Finding a fido friendly place to stay is always important when planning a vacation with our furry family members. With over 50% of the hotels in Lethbridge being pet-friendly you are sure to find a hotel with all the amenities for you and your pup!

Holiday Inn Lethbridge

Quality Inn & Suites

Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge

Best Western Plus Service & Inn

Coast Hotel & Conference Centre

Wingate by Wyndham Lethbridge
Holiday Inn Express

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Knights Inn Lethbridge

Super 8 Wyndham Lethbridge

Comfort Inn

Days Inn by Wyndham Lethbridge

Superlodge Lethbridge

Check out our accommodations page for more information!

Dog-Friendly Patios

Everyone needs a bite to eat and on those hot summer days in Lethbridge you don't want to leave your pup in the car or at the hotel. Luckily Lethbridge has some great options for food and drinks all while relaxing on a dog-friendly patio.

Theoretically Brewing

1263 2 Ave S


Coulee Brew Co.

4085 2 Ave S


Backstreet Pub West

407 Laval Blvd W 403.380.2811

Find our full restaurant list here.

(Please note not all restaurants on the restaurant page allow dogs)

Pet Stores

We all do it — go on vacation and forget that one important thing you use daily (toothbrush, hairbrush or maybe even a portable water dish for your pup?). With over 10 pet stores in Lethbridge, we have got you covered for any of the essentials you may have forgotten at home! Or treat our dog to a new toy and treats to make your vacation a little more special!



3721 Mayor Magrath Dr S

Bone & Biscuit


#20 3521 Mayor Magrath Dr S



2045 Mayor Magrath Dr S

Dog’s Breakfast


1010 Mayor Magrath Dr S

Homes Alive Pets


910 3 Ave S



905 1 Ave S

Pet City Canada


113 13 St N

Pet Valu


#20 2851 26 Ave N

Pet Valu


West Lethbridge Towne Centre 550

Home Alive Pet


166 Columbia Blvd W

Bone & Biscuit


#40 14 Aquitania Blvd W


Sometimes we play too hard... When accidents happen you don't want to be in a panic. We have compiled a list of the local vets to help your trip run smoothly!

Family Pet hospital + 24 Hour Pet Emergency Centre


2303 6 Ave S

Green Acres Animal Hospital


4631 24 Ave S

Northside Veterinary Clinic


210F 12A St N

Highlands Pet Hospital


2550 Highlands Rd W

Bridge Pet Hospital


2303 6 Ave S

Ranch Docs Veterinary Services Inc


82038 RR 210 Lethbridge County

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