Brass-colored bridges originally earned Saskatoon the nickname of the Paris of the Prairies, but that moniker’s since been reinforced by the flourishing art and food scenes here. Stop by and you can see Picasso linocuts at the Remai Modern Museum, before refueling at the award-winning Ayden Kitchen and Bar. Plus, just as Parisians parade about their city with their pooches, you can do the same in Saskatoon, thanks to the eleven off-leash dog parks. You’ll find plenty of pet-friendly hotels, as well – all bookable with Culture Trip.
This popular pet-friendly hotel in Saskatoon is on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, meaning your four-legged friend will have all the outdoor space they could ever need. Meanwhile, you’ll enjoy the proximity to the Remai Modern Art Gallery, a minute’s walk away, as well as the waterfront park and downtown restaurants. Sultry rooms with dark walls and ceilings let in light and leafy views through vast windows. What pet – or pet owner – doesn’t like to window-gaze?
One of the pet perks of this hotel is the location by Kiwanis Park North; you can take your pet for long walks along the nearby Meewasin River Valley trail. The rooms and suites will tick all your boxes with their nut-brown leather headboards, sofas, or chairs by windows and soft colors. Make sure you book the Traditional King Guest Room to give your pet a view of the garden. From morning espresso to craft cocktails and burgers, there are plenty of places to eat and drink, but dinner in the Carver’s Steakhouse means a Canadian beef doggy bag for your furry friend waiting in the room.
A two-minute walk from the shores of the South Saskatchewan River, overlooking Kiwanis Park, your dog will thank you for the location. As a treat for you, book the Jacuzzi Suite with its tub-for-two and brown decor. Dining options include the Riverside Lounge with an entire martini menu and accompanying snacks. If treating your pet to human food is a holiday ritual, the chicken tenders – or leftover steak sandwich – from Finn’s Irish Pub downstairs will make the trip memorable.
Built in 1908, this slice of history allows dogs and cats to stay in cream and brown rooms and suites with no pet fee. Book a corner room for multiple street views or one with a tub if you like maximum in-room relaxation. The canine concierge can direct you to one of the many nearby parks, including Rotary, just across the river. If you are a serious dog-lover, what could be more fitting than a pint of the Eagles and Bulldogs Pale Hale from the onsite Winston’s Pub? For you, that is; not your pet.
These homey two-bedroom loft apartments suit families or couples who prefer a more personal place to stay – especially with a pooch in tow. The decor blends industrial touches, like chrome pipe and exposed brick, with gleaming kitchens, where you can whip up your best blueberry waffles for breakfast. If your pet behaves, you can slip out to take full advantage of the fitness center, spin studio and swimming pool. Four blocks from City Hall, you’re in the heart of the Central Business District, perfect for people-watching as you walk the dog.
The green space adjacent to this all-suite hotel on the campus of the University of Saskatchewan will have you and your four-legged pet jumping for joy. Each modern suite can sleep up to two pets with a 75lb (34kg) weight limit. The King Studio, One Bedroom and Two Bedroom suites include a twin-size pullout sleeper sofa if your kids are in tow. Keep up your workout in the heated indoor pool and, if you’re heading to the university, you can take the hotel’s free shuttle service.
This pet-friendly hotel in Saskatoon is only four stories high – handy if you have an elevator-shy pooch. You have a choice of contemporary studios with queen or king beds, or a one-bedroom suite with a pullout sofa. Grill your lunch or dinner on the barbeque in the picnic area available. While there are kitchens, if you’re looking for a fancy dinner, you’re only a mile and a bit from The Willows Golf & Country Club. Plus, dog-friendly Mark Thompson Park and Alexander MacGillivray Young Park are just 15 minutes away on foot.
Stay at the Blairmore and you’ll be a six-minute drive from the forested off-leash zone in George Genereux Urban Regional Park. Two dogs are allowed in the rooms, which are decorated with lively orange feature walls and monochrome stripes. Cats and birds are welcome, too. Dog walk complete, you can have fun in the indoor heated saltwater pool with a waterslide or pump iron in the fitness center. Refuel by tucking into your breakfast bagel. Sports fans will be pleased that the Shaw Centre is within walking distance.
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