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Niagara Falls to Banff drive with pets

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  Niagara Falls
 Madison (Wisconsin)
 West Fargo
 Swift Current
2 travelers   /   driving   /   5 days   /   pets   /   no RV

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Pet-friendly stops from Niagara Falls to Banff

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Niagara Falls to Banff with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Banff, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best dog parks, pet-friendly accommodations and hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and GoPetFriendly. Scroll down to see all the pet-friendly stops along the way.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Niagara Falls
drive for about 4 hours

1:51 pm  Detroit
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:51 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

5:10 pm  Kalamazoo
eat at Green Door Distilling Co
stay overnight at Kalamazoo Knights Inn
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Kalamazoo Knights Inn
drive for about 4.5 hours

2:43 pm  Madison (Wisconsin)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:43 pm
drive for about 4 hours

7:50 pm  Minneapolis
stay overnight at Homewood Suites Minneapolis - St Louis Park at West End
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 9 hours
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 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from Homewood Suites Minneapolis - St Louis Park at West End
drive for about 3.5 hours

2:37 pm  West Fargo
stay overnight at Americas Best Value Inn West Fargo
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 4

9:00 am  leave from Americas Best Value Inn West Fargo
drive for about 4 hours

1:13 pm  Bottineau
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:13 pm
drive for about 7 hours

8:59 pm  Swift Current
stay overnight at Thriftlodge Hotel Swift Current
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 11 hours

 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Thriftlodge Hotel Swift Current
drive for about 6.5 hours

4:42 pm  arrive in Banff
stay at Johnston Canyon Resort

day 5 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Niagara Falls, Ontario.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Detroit  (27 answers)
    City Bark  (1 mention)
    questions about Detroit:
        Places to stay in Detroit
        What is your favorite restaurant in Detroit?
        What is there to see in Detroit?

Kalamazoo  (9 answers)
    Sherman's Dog Walking & Pet Services  (1 mention)
    Kalamazoo Pedestrian Mall  (1 mention)
    VCA Southwest Michigan Animal Emergency and Referral Center  (1 mention)
    Barks Fifth Avenue  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Kalamazoo:
        Green Door Distilling Co
        Arcadia Brewing
    pet-friendly hotels around Kalamazoo:
        Kalamazoo Knights Inn
        Staybridge Suites Kalamazoo
        Residence Inn Kalamazoo East
        Red Roof Inn Kalamazoo East
    questions about Kalamazoo:
        What's the best neighborhood in Kalamazoo for a first time visitor?
        Best free things to do in Kalamazoo?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Kalamazoo?

Madison (Wisconsin)  (29 answers)
    Paws 'n Play, LLC  (1 mention)
    Univeristy of Wisconsin Campus  (1 mention)
    State Street Shopping Area  (1 mention)
    University of Wisconsin - Madison Veterinary Med Teaching Hosp  (1 mention)
    Wisconsin State Capital Grounds  (1 mention)
    Brittingham Dog Park  (1 mention)
    University Of Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Teaching  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Madison (Wisconsin):
        Kabul Restaurant
        Hawk's Bar & Grill
    questions about Madison (Wisconsin):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Madison?
        Where is there a good Japanese restaurant?
        Family-friendly campsites near Madison for large groups
        One day trip, looking for a good time under $100
        Catholic Easter Vigil Mass with good music in Madison?

Minneapolis  (50 answers)
    Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Services-Golden Valley Clinic  (1 mention)
    BluePearl Veterinary Partners - Golden Valley  (1 mention)
    Lake of the Isles Dog Park  (1 mention)
    Lake of the Isles Off-Leash Recreation Area  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Minneapolis:
        Cuppa Java
        Urban Eatery
        Yum! Kitchen and Bakery
    pet-friendly hotels around Minneapolis:
        Homewood Suites Minneapolis - St Louis Park at West End
        Doubletree Hotel Minneapolis - Park Place
        TownePlace Suites Minneapolis West St. Louis Park
    questions about Minneapolis:
        Is the Mall of America worth visiting?
        Fine dining in Minneapolis?
        What are the best lakes in and/or around Minneapolis?
        What are your favorite restaurants in Minneapolis?
        Best areas to stay in Minneapolis?

West Fargo  (5 answers)
    PetSmart Pet Store  (1 mention)
    Village West Dog Park  (1 mention)
    Scheels  (1 mention)
    Fargo Boarding & Grooming Svc  (1 mention)
    Petco Pet Store - Fargo  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around West Fargo:
        Tru Blu Social Club
    pet-friendly hotels around West Fargo:
        Americas Best Value Inn West Fargo
        Clubhouse Hotel & Suites
        Holiday Inn Express Fargo - West Acres
        Best Western Kelly Inn & Suites Fargo
    questions about West Fargo:
        What is your favorite restaurant in West Fargo?
        rv campgrounds


Swift Current
    pet-friendly hotels around Swift Current:
        Thriftlodge Hotel Swift Current
        Days Inn Swift Current
        Super 8 Swift Current
        Howard Johnson Inn Swift Current
        Comfort Inn Swift Current

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Banff, Alberta.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to stay in Banff?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Banff.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Johnston Canyon Resort.

Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:

The Juniper Hotel  (1 mention)
Homestead Inn Banff  (1 mention)
Mount Royal  (1 mention)
Banff Ptarmigan Inn  (1 mention)
Red Carpet Inn Banff  (1 mention)
Irwin's Mountain Inn  (1 mention)
Rimrock Resort Hotel  (1 mention)

Want to research more popular hotels in Banff? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Banff?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on GoPetFriendly:

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Banff. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Melissa from St. John's, Newfoundland asked:
Where's a great spot for lunch in Banff?  (8 answers)

profile  Sam from Banff asked:
Tips and advice for moving to Banff during summer months?  (3 answers)

profile  Steph from asked:
Is Banff Area worth visiting if you are not in to hiking?  (1 answer)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Banff to Niagara Falls drive with pets, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Niagara Falls to Banff. Or get a full Niagara Falls to Banff flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Niagara Falls well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Niagara Falls!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,200 miles
driving time of 36 hours, 14 minutes
Banff is 2 hours behind Niagara Falls
63 Niagara Falls travel answers
27 Detroit travel answers
9 Kalamazoo travel answers
29 Madison (Wisconsin) travel answers
50 Minneapolis travel answers
5 West Fargo travel answers
69 Banff travel answers


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