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Airport Relief Areas in Canada

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Calgary: Calgary International Airport (YYC)

Dog relief areas are available outside of the terminal buildings. There are three areas located on the Arrivals Level outside Door 1, Door 9 and Door 17. YYC Calgary International Airport is one of the first airports in Canada to have an in-terminal pet relief area. The area is located post-security in Concourse B adjacent to Gate B34 in the Domestic Terminal Building.

Edmonton: Edmonton International Airport (YEG)

Pet relief areas available outside of Arrivals Level 1:

  • Just outside of door 10 to the south
  • Outside the north-west corner of the Easy Parkade (near metered parking and Rendez-vous) across from door 3
  • Just outside of door 1 to the north

Fort McMurray: Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM)

There is a pet relief area located at the outdoor courtyard. The courtyard is equipped with plastic animal waste collections bags and disposal units. 

British Columbia

Comox: Comox Valley Airport (YQQ)

There are designated animal relieving area on the lawns adjacent to both sides of the Terminal. Waste bags and receptacle are located on the curb, adjacent to the lawn. Post Security, there is a designated animal relieving area airside. Please contact a CVAC representative for assistance, or call 250-218-3583 and a staff member will provide an escort and mobility assistance to access this site. Re-screening (through security) will not be required if this protocol is followed. There is no access to this area without an authorized (airside) escort

Kelowna: Kelowna International Airport (YLW)

At YLW, a relieving area for pets has been designated in the landscaping to the right of the Arrivals exit doors.

Victoria: Victoria International Airport (YYJ)

Victoria International Airport has two designated pet relief areas on the grass berm located directly across from the air terminal building. These areas are equipped with waste bags and receptacles.

Vancouver: Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Customers travelling with dogs will find a dog relief area outside International Arrivals at the entrance to Chester Johnson Park. Certified service dogs and guide dogs are welcome throughout YVR's terminal facilities. YVR has also just recently opened a full-service pet relief area in the U.S. Departures Terminal, post-security near gate 76 and 77. 


Winnipeg: Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG)

Outside Door #3 on Arrivals Level 1 is a designated park like setting for service animals and other animals in transit. Turn right on exiting the terminal and follow the sidewalk to the green space. 

New Brunswick

Lincoln: Fredericton International Airport (YFC)

Fredericton International Airport has a designated animal relief area outside near the Arrivals exit.

Moncton: Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM)

A designated pet relief area is located next to the arrivals door of the terminal building. This area is also equipped with disposable dog waste bags for your convenience. 

Newfoundland and Labrador 

St. John’s: St. John’s International Airport (YYT)

Service animals are permitted inside the Airport Terminal Building. Although 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.

Stephenville: Stephenville International Airport (YJT)

If your service animal needs to relieve itself, please use the designated animal relief areas. Please ask our airport staff for directions or assistance. If you need to leave the secure boarding area to relieve your animal, you must go through the security screening process again.

Gander: Gander International Airport (YQR)

Gander International Airport has a sprawling green area where you can circulate your dog before your flight.

Northwest Territories

Yellowknife: Yellowknife Airport (YZF)

Yellowknife Airport has a designated animal relief area located outside the main terminal across the street from the revolving door at the Departure area.

Nova Scotia

Halifax: Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)

A pet relief area is located outside the middle tunnel, under the pedway  


Ottawa: Ottawa International Airport (YOW)

A designated pet relief area is located across the street from the passenger terminal (Level 1) along the Parkade (P1). The area is clearly marked and plastic bags and garbage containers are available for disposal. Passengers travelling with service animals or small pets as carry-on can access the pet relief area(s) past security. In order to do so, passengers must speak with their gate agent or respective airline personnel.

Toronto: Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

Terminal 1 – Departures level – Exit door at Aisle 15, turn right
Terminal 1 – Ground level – Exit Door S, turn right
Terminal 1 – After security – Near Gate D30
Terminal 3 – Arrivals level – Exit Door A, turn left
Terminal 3 – After security – Near Gate B26

Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown: Charlottetown Airport (YYG)

Charlottetown Airport has no specific areas designated as animal relief areas, however, there are various grass areas located directly outside the Airport Terminal Building.


Montreal: Montréal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport (YUL)

There is a relief area for guide dogs across from the terminal building, near the west tower of the multi-level parking garage

Quebec City: Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB)

Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport has no designated animal relief areas, however, there is a grass area located near the general parking area of the Airport Terminal Building. 


Saskatoon: Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport (YXE)

A pet relief area is located outside in front of the building on the south side of our curb near the car rental parking lot. 


Government of Yukon: Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport (YXY)

There are two designated animal relief areas: one is the grassy area on the south side of the Airport Terminal Building and the second is the gravel area on the west side of the parking lot.