Go on an adventure with your faithful companion!

Hiking with your companion, days at the beach and walks in the parks are great activities for you and your pet since together you can enjoy nature, exercise and, most importantly, strengthen your bond.

Although these are beneficial and safe activities, there are still many doubts about their subjects. Indeed, dog owners rarely know if their companions are allowed in parks, beaches and hiking trails. That's why we're going to go over a series of places where you can enjoy the company of your pet and what items to bring with you so you can fully enjoy days in the great outdoors.

Where to go to do outdoor activities with my dog ​​near Quebec?

Places Restrictions Activities City
Parc Chauveau Leash wearing compulsory Walk and access to the river Quebec

Marina de cap rouge

Leash wearing compulsory

Walk

Quebec

Plage Jacques cartier

Leash wearing compulsory

Walk and beach

Quebec

Base de plein air from Sainte-Foy

Leash wearing compulsory

Walk and beach

Quebec

Baie de Beauport

Leash wearing compulsory

Walk and beach

Quebec

Mont Wright Park

Leash wearing compulsory

Hiking

Stoneham

Marais du Nord

-Leash port obligatory

-Some hikes accessible to dogs

Hiking

Stoneham

Vallée Bras-du-Nord

-Leash port obligatory

-Some hikes accessible to dogs

Hiking

St-Raymond

Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier

-Leash port obligatory

-Some hikes accessible to dogs

Hiking

Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury

Hautes-Gorges-de National Park -la-Malbaie

-Leash port obligatory

-Some hikes accessible to dogs

Hiking

Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs

What should I bring for my dog ​​during our outdoor activities?

Collar, harness and leash:

Dogs are great companions in outdoor activities, but sometimes they tend to run when they see a squirrel or butterfly move. It is therefore very important to have a harness or a resistant necklace. As for the leash, avoid retractable leashes. It is preferable to have with you a hiking leash for better control.

Cooling jacket, anti-UV and hydration vest:

Dogs do not have the same ability to regulate their body temperature as we do on hot days. In fact, dogs regulate their body temperature by panting and thanks to their sweat glands which are located between their pads. However, this is not enough on hot days. It is therefore advisable to have with you a cooling jacket < / a> which will greatly help your dog to feel fresh all day long. For long days at the beach, don't forget to bring the anti-UV vest to protect your dog from the sun . It is also essential to bring enough water to keep your companion hydrated throughout the day and thus prevent heatstroke.

Mosquito repellent for dogs:

Spending time in nature is very pleasant except when there are bugs attacking. Neither humans nor dogs like this, so it is advisable to bring the mosquito repellent to protect your companion from fleas, ticks and mosquitoes.

You are now ready for a day in the great outdoors!

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