The Air Canada pet policy is as follows:
Pets (cats and small dogs only) are accepted in the aircraft cabin only on the following flights: a flight operated by Air Canada or Air Canada rouge; or Air Canada Express flights operated by Jazz, Sky Regional, Air Georgian or Exploits Valley Air.
Only one cat or small dog in the cabin is allowed per passenger.
On flights to/from Hawaii: Pets are not accepted in the cabin or the baggage compartment. Please contact Air Canada Cargo (AC Animals) for rates and assistance in shipping your pet to Hawaii.
Pets (cats and dogs only) are accepted in the baggage compartment, on the same flight as you, in the pressurized cargo compartment of most of the aircraft.
Because not all of the aircraft are equipped with temperature controlled and ventilated baggage compartments, it may not always be possible to accommodate your pet when summer temperatures exceed 29.5°C (85°F).
Pets may not travel in the baggage compartment of all or some of the aircraft during cold weather. Please note also that temperature controlled and ventilated baggage compartments are available only on certain aircraft.
Certain short/snub-nosed (brachycephalic) breeds of cats and dogs cannot travel in the baggage compartment because they are susceptible to increased risks of heat stroke and breathing problems when exposed to extreme heat or stressful situations.
When your pet has to travel alone, Air Canada Cargo ships a wide variety of animals, from cats and dogs to hatching eggs, insects and tropical fish. Please contact Air Canada Cargo for complete details on their AC Animals service.
Taking a pet to a foreign country involves preparation and planning far in advance of your departure date. Requirements for pet travel to a foreign country are set by the destination country. If you are you traveling to another country and bringing along your pet you’ll need to meet the animal health requirements of the country you are visiting.
More information on the Air Canada pet policy