Dog-Friendly Downtown

Downtown Halifax loves dogs!

So much so, that in addition to all the dog-friendly patios, many shops, accommodations, and attractions (and more!) in the Downtown area will gladly welcome your pet pooch*. 

Just remember to:

  • Ask if your dog is welcome first 
  • Keep your dog on a leash and under control at all times
  • Clean up after your dog


Scroll down to see where you can take your pup. Please note that we are still building this list, so keep checking as the list may change and grow!


Are you a business in Downtown Halifax that welcomes dogs and you're not on this list? Let us know! 


*Certified service dogs can access any location where the public is allowed. Please remember to keep your dog under control at all times while in public spaces. 

Dog-Friendly Places in Downtown Halifax

  • Shops

    Argyle Fine Art
    1559 Barrington Street


    Bishop's Cellar
    1477 Lower Water Street (Bishop's Landing)


    Canadian Sea Turtle Centre
    1549 Lower Water Street, Salt Yard, Halifax Waterfront


    FireWorks Gallery
    1569 Barrington Street


    Lark & Finch Clothing
    1669 Barrington Street


    Maritime Hobbies & Crafts
    1521 Grafton Street


    Patagonia Halifax
    1496 Lower Water Street (Brewery Market)


    Pop By The Store
    1668 Barrington Street


    Strange Adventures Comix & Curiosities
    5110 Prince Street


    The Prow Gallery
    1479 Lower Water Street (Bishop's Landing)

    Urban Outfitters
    1650 Barrington Street


    1475 Lower Water Street (Bishop's Landing)


    Venus Envy
    1727 Barrington Street


  • Accommodations

    Cambridge Suites Halifax
    1538 Brunswick Street

    Cambridge Suites Halifax requires a $25 clean fee for pets staying for 7 days or less. They provide a welcome treat, toy, and more. 


    Muir Halifax
    1709 Lower Water Street (Queen's Marque)

    Muir Halifax welcomes pets. Please let them know in advance. 


    Residence Inn Halifax Downtown 
    1599 Grafton Street

    Pets are welcome at the Residence Inn with a $50 non-refundable fee per stay. Maximum number of pets allowed in a room is 2. 


    The Hollis Halifax - a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
    1649 Hollis Street

    The Hollis Halifax has pet-friendly rooms but a $50 non-refundable fee is required, and only medium sized dogs are welcome (maximum weight is 50 pounds).


    The Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
    1919 Upper Water Street

    The Marriott Harbourfront is pet friendly with a $50 (plus tax) non-refundable fee. Maximum number of pets in a room is 2. 


    The Prince George Hotel
    1725 Market Street

    The Prince George Hotel welcomes pups to their hotel for a one-time add-on rate of $25 per stay, and they provide a welcome package that includes a comfy fleecy blanket, waste bags, water bowl, treats and more.


    The Sutton Place Hotel Halifax
    1700 Grafton Street

    Pet dogs must be 45 pounds or less (service dogs have no restrictions) and a $40 non-refundable fee is required. Maximum of 2 pets per room. 


    The Westin Nova Scotian
    1181 Hollis Street

    Pets are welcome at The Westin with a $35 non-refundable pet fee per stay. Maximum number of pets per room is 1. 


  • Attractions

    Granville Mall
    1895 Granville Street

    Granville Mall is a great place to explore with your dog. Relax in the shade with your pooch or on one of the yellow bistro tables. 


    Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
    5425 Sackville Street

    The Halifax Citadel National Historic Site welcomes pets on their grounds as long at they are kept on a leash at all times. Pet dogs are also welcome in their indoor spaces and exhibits, with the exception of any food service area. 


    Halifax Waterfront
    Along Lower Water Street

    The Halifax Waterfront is a dog-walkers dream! The 4.4 km boardwalk is an ideal place to walk your pup - there are even dog waste-bag receptacles along the boardwalk. But since this is such a high-traffic area, keep your dog on a leash and make sure to clean up after them. 

    The Halifax Waterfront is very popular with both dog walkers and people reliant on service animals. Keeping your pets leashed and under control at all times is crucial to ensuring the Waterfront remains an inviting and inclusive space for everyone.  


  • Other

    1464 Ironstone Lane

    Dogtopia provides daycare, boarding, grooming, and spa services for dogs. 


    Maritime Chiropractic & Wellness
    1592 Barrington Street

    Maritime Chiropractic & Wellness offers services including chiropractic, physiotherapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, orthotics, and more, and they allow you to bring your pet with you to your appointment if needed. 


    Seven Collective Salon
    1861 Granville Street

    Seven Collective Salon is an independent boutique hair salon in the Granville Mall. No need to leave your pooch at home - you can bring them with you while you get your hair done!



Looking for a dog-friendly patio? Check out our list of Downtown Halifax Patios here.


And wondering where to park? Make your parking plan before heading Downtown here