Pet Relief Area in Canada’s Airports

As flying with animals becomes popular so does the need for a pet relief area in airports. Most major Canadian airports are trying to accommodate traveling pets, but unfortunately, most potty areas are located before clearing security. If you are on a layover, you will need to leave the post customs area and again clear customs after using the pet relief area.

City, StateAirport (Airport Code)Location of Pet Relief AreaPre or Post Security 
Vancouver, British ColumbiaVancouver International Airport (YLW)Outside International Arrivals at the entrance to Chester Johnson Park

In the U.S. Departures Terminal, post-security near gate 76 and 77


Photo Credit: Vancouver International Airport (YLW)

Toronto, OntarioToronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)Terminal 1 Departures level: exit curbside doors at Aisle 15 and turn right.

Terminal 1 ground level: exit curbside door S and turn right.

Terminal 3 Arrivals level: exit curbside door A and turn left.



Photo Credit: Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

Calgary, AlbertaCalgary International Airport (YYC)On the Arrivals Level outside Door 1, Door 9 and Door 17.

Concourse B adjacent to Gate B34 in the Domestic Terminal Building.

Pet Relief Area
Montreal, QuebecMontréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL)There is a relieving area outside the terminal building, near the multi-level parking facility.Pre
Halifax, Nova ScotiaHalifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)Outside the terminal building, beside the parkade. Access from the centre tunnel exit which is located near security/lost and found.Pre
Pet Friendly Ottawa

Photo Credit: Halifax International Airport (YHZ)

Winnipeg, ManitobiaWinnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG)Outside Door #3 on the Arrivals Level. Turn right on exiting the Terminal Building and follow the sidewalk to the green space.Pre
Victoria, British ColumbiaVictoria International Airport (YYJ)There are two areas designated as relieving areas for service animals on The grass berm located directly across from the air terminal building. Pre
Pet Relief Area

Photo Credit: meanderingminds

Ottawa, OntarioOttawa-Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW)Across the street from the passenger terminal (level 1) near the south end of the Parkade.Pre
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Photo Credit: Ottawa International Airport (YOW)

St. John, NewfoundlandSt. John’s International Airport (YYT)There are no specific areas designated for relieving service animals, there are various areas that can be utilized for this purpose outside the Airport Terminal Building.Pre

Has your dog used a pet relief area at an airport?  Drop your experience in the comments below!

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