Major airports in Canada are accommodating animal needs with hygiene and comfort zones. Currently, 19 Canadian airports offer animal and pet relief areas, ranging from grassy or gravel areas outside terminals to elaborate indoor facilities.
In 2016 Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in British Columbia established Canada’s first in-terminal animal relief area, giving four-footed passengers a chance to make that always important pre-flight comfort stop. Located post-security in the gate area of YVR’s US Terminal, the facility provides passengers with service or companion dogs, including travelers with reduced mobility, easy access.
Currently, there are eight other indoor, post-security animal relief areas at the following airports:
Calgary International Airport (YYC) in Alberta
Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Ontario
Edmonton International Airport (EIA) in Alberta
Kelowna International Airport (YLW) in British Columbia
Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (YWG) in Manitoba
Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) in Nova Scotia
Ottawa International Airport (YOW) in Ontario
Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) in Quebec
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The Calgary International Airport is one of the first airports in Canada to have an in-terminal pet relief area in addition to the dog relief areas located outside the terminal buildings.
Getting Through Airport Security with Animals – CATSA
Find CATSA procedures on transferring a traveling pet through security.
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