Dog-Friendly Activities, Places, and Restaurants in The Eastern Townships

At Chalets Hygge, we are happy and proud to be able to welcome your four-legged companions to our cozy accommodations since our opening day in 2018! Being the proud parents of Lola (our dog) and Pépin (our cat) ourselves, it is important to us that your pets can accompany you and have an equally wonderful stay. Moreover, the Eastern Townships region offers many activities where you and your dog can have fun. Whether for small or large dogs, there is something for everyone. Therefore, we offer you some dog-friendly activities to experience in the region during your stay with us.

Contributed by: Laetitia Clouzote and Merlin of @clouzote

Explore unique landscapes

There's nothing like a good hike to discover the various landscapes of the region. Around our chalets, you and your dog have several choices. Among the many trails you can take, here are our top three favorites that we recommend for an incredible final view!

Mont Owl’s Head

Mont Chauve at Mont Orford National Park

Le Marais de la Rivière-aux-Cerises

  • Recommended trail: Sentier du Pionnier
  • Distance: 4 km/2.5 miles
  • Time: 45min
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Google Maps Link

Photo: Merlin & Lola at Mont Owls Head by @clouzote

Go for a Swim

If your dog prefers water to land, there are several options:

Plage des Cantons is a section of the large beach at Lake Memphremagog where dogs are allowed! You can spend a lovely afternoon by the water, playing and relaxing with your family or friends, accompanied by your faithful companion. Google Maps Link

Parc de la Rivière-aux-Cerises is located in the Village of Orford, which you can walk to from the chalets. At the back of the park is a river that your dog and play in. Google Maps Link

Lac Stukley is located in Mont Orford National Park (park entry fee required).  The dog-friendly beach is located in front of the equipment rental docks.  You can even rent a canoe, stand-up paddle, or peddle boat to take out with your dog! Google Maps Link

Lac Fraser is located in Mont Orford National Park (park entry fee required).  Upon arrival at the parking lot, the dog-friendly beach is located to the left. Google Maps Link

Photo: our Lola at Plage de Magog

Unique Experiences

Bleu Lavande Lavender Fields

Located only 10 minutes from the chalets, immerse yourself in the calming fragrance and vibrant purple hues as you wander through the lavender fields. 

At these dog-friendly lavender fields, you can bring a picnic, take beautiful photos (filter not required!), experience a massage in the lavender fields, tour the immersive lavender experience by Moment Factory, or attend one of their many special events.

Hygge Perk: Our guests get 20% off of the entry ticket price!

Photo: Courtsey of Bleu Lavande 

Orford Cine-Park: A night under the stars and a movie

The Orford Cine-parc is only one of three left in Quebec!

So, what could be more nostalgic than an evening at the Cine Parc with family, friends, and dogs? Bring a blanket and chairs, a picnic, your dog, buy some popcorn, and voila...a summer evening perfectly made!

Check out the movies playing this week and the price of admission.

Discover the winemakers of the region

Vignoble Léon Courville

This immense and magnificent vineyard, located 30 minutes from our chalets, offers a delicious tasting experience to those who visit. On-site, you can stroll through the vineyards with your dog and conclude your visit with a tasting of the 12 finest wines of the estate. 

You can bring your picnic to enjoy a nice lunch break in front of a beautiful panorama. 

The winery hosts many special events, including a cock-tails event every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month during summer for dogs and their parents. Check out the events on their websiteGoogle Maps Link

Domaine du Ridge

Located 1 hour from the chalets, this winery is worth the beautiful drive to the small village of Saint-Armand (where the Amazon series Three Pines was filmed!). Choose from a menu of wine-tasting experiences, bring a picnic, or purchase snacks and a charcuterie plate at the vineyard to accompany your favorite bottle of wine. Google Maps Link

Le Cep d'Argent

As a pioneer of Quebec's wine industry, Le Cep d'Argent vineyard offers an unparalleled sparkling wine experience in Quebec.  Located only 15 minutes from the chalets, the vineyard offers multiple experiences.  Our favorite is the sabrage in the vineyard!  While dogs are not allowed inside the winery, they are welcome in the vineyard. Google Maps Link

Photo: Merlin and @clouzote at @leoncourville.vigneron

A few gourmet addresses

Deux Tomates et Canton Brasse

Grab a pizza or takeaway meal from Deux Tomates and head next door to Canton Brasse microbrew to sample local beer, play games, and hang out with your dog. An additional perk is that Canton Brasse is dog-friendly inside, in addition to the terrace!

Google Maps Link 

Dora café

One of our favorite cafes that allow dogs on their terrace. In addition to the freshly made sandwiches, pastries, and donuts, it is the perfect morning coffee stop. It's also the perfect spot to stock up on tasty treats for the road. Google Maps Link

Les Enfants Terribles

If you're looking for a beautiful terrace in Magog for a genuinely indulgent brunch, Enfants Terribles is the place to go. Dogs are allowed on a part of their terrace. Google Maps Link

Burger Pub

Located on the front terrace of the Espace 4 Saisons hotel in Orford, Burger Pub has been open for several years and has become a favorite spot after sporting activities. The Pub offers a laid-back atmosphere for everyone, including dogs, who are welcome to visit! Google Maps Link

Le Petit Taco

An open-air restaurant open only in summer, Le Petit Taco, is located at Pointe Merry with a breathtaking view of Lake Memphremagog. Take a walk along the trail in front of Lake Memphremagog and stop to enjoy a taco made from fresh and local ingredients. Google Maps Link


Note: Takeaway only 

Although this restaurant is not dog-friendly, it is one of the establishments that offer fast delivery to our chalets. It is one of the best pasta restaurants in town that we always enjoy while dining at the chalet with your dog. Google Maps Link

Photo: Merlin and @clouzote at @canton_brasse and @deuxtomates