Visiting with dogs

Glacier National Park

If you plan to visit Mount Revelstoke or Glacier National Park with your dog, plan ahead and don’t forget your leash! See below for areas where dogs are and are not allowed.

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Dog-friendly areas

Dogs are welcome on many trails in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks, but must be on leash at all times.

While dogs are allowed in most areas, some permanent dog restrictions exist, and temporary restrictions may be present in certain areas due to wildlife activity. Before your visit, check trail conditions and important bulletins to ensure you have the latest information.

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Areas dogs are not allowed

  Mount Revelstoke Summit Area - Mount Revelstoke National Park

For the safety of visitors, pets, and wildlife, dogs are not allowed above Columbia Viewpoint (12 km) on the Meadows in the Sky Parkway, which includes the summit area and backcountry of Mount Revelstoke National Park. Dogs are also not permitted in vehicles or on trails beyond this point. This year-round dog restriction has been introduced due to an increase in encounters between bears and off-leash dogs.

The dog restriction encompasses the entire summit area (all trails) beyond the Columbia Viewpoint and the backcountry of Mount Revelstoke National Park including:

Please note: Hikers can connect the lower Lindmark and Summit trails along the Meadows in the Sky Parkway above the Columbia Viewpoint.

  Balu Pass Trail - Glacier National Park

Dogs are not allowed on the Balu Pass Trail or in the Connaught Creek drainage to protect the watershed as a potable water source for Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park.

Frontcountry camping

Are you bringing your furry family member camping? Dogs are welcome in Snowforest, Illecillewaet, and Loop Brook campgrounds, however, they must be on a leash at all times. Please do not leave your pets unattended, pick up after your pets, and ensure that all pet food is stored in your vehicle or a bear-proof locker.

Please keep dogs on a leash and under control at all times.

If you bring your dog to a national park, you must:

More tips for visiting a national park with your dog:


Visitor and wildlife safety is of the utmost importance to Parks Canada. Dogs, like wolves and coyotes, cause stress for wildlife as they may be seen as a threat. Dogs can also trigger aggressive behaviour from wildlife such as grizzly bears. Penalties for non-compliance include a maximum fine of $25,000 and/or possible ban from national parks.

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