With summer in full swing, it’s time to get out and celebrate Canada Day with your pets. Pets are family and we want to be able to enjoy some fun in the sun with our furry friends by our side. Naturally, the holidays are a wonderful time to enjoy unique family and pet-friendly activities. Read on to learn four ways to celebrate Canada Day with your pets.
Four fun ways to celebrate Canada Day with your furry friends
1. Take in a festival
Many parks are celebrating everything Canada Day has to offer, so check with your event centre. In addition, many community parks feature a diverse entertainment schedule with festive music and entertainment options that all family member can enjoy. Consider stopping by the township of Langley for their Canada Day festivities in Willoughby Community Park.
2. Enjoy a picnic in the park
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the festivities, by packing a lunch and enjoying it in the park. Also, it gives you a chance to take a walk through the park, or play a game of toss with your furry friends.
3. Watch a parade
Show off your patriotism for the day by taking the family and furry friends to enjoy a Canada Day parade. Also, take into consideration how your pet will react in a new environment. For example, a lot of people and additional pets may be around, so it’s best to plan accordingly. For example, the East York Canada Day Parade and Festival is an all-day event but beware of the fireworks presentation at 10:00 pm.
4. Have a family bar-be-que
Avoid the crowds altogether and enjoy a nice family bar-be-que! Nestled in the comforts of your own backyard enjoy some quality time with your friends, family, and furry friends. Don’t forget, keep an eye on your pets, so they don’t grab a human treat. Consider having pet food and treats, so they can enjoy the afternoon meal as well.
Celebrate Canada Day with your pets: fun for the entire pack
Most importantly, your pet’s safety and happiness should be top of mind on this holiday. Consider your pet’s health, temperament, and any medical conditions before venturing off for the day to celebrate the festivities. Further, with all their pet care items accounted for and some extra water to keep hydrated, you’re ready to enjoy the day’s celebration.
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is a digital content writer and editor for Trupanion. She spends her workday writing for the Trupanion blog. She loves writing about pets, being inspired by pets, and luckily gets to hang out with her rescue dogs all day long. In her free time, she enjoys exploring and traveling with her family. Her work has been featured on the DOGTV blog, KitNipBox blog, Get Your Pet blog, Fansided, among many others.