Travels With Bowie & D.O.G.: Canada!

Emerald Lake D.O.G.

In the past seven years, my dogs and I have seen a lot of North America. I take a lot of photos when I travel and my favorites are usually the shots with my border collie mixes Bowie and Dio (short for D.O.G.). Without the dogs, it’s just a pretty picture, but with them  it’s a place I’ve been, a place I know and love. From time to time I’ll post some of my favorite photos on here from my travels with Bowie and D.O.G. Today: Canada!

In all my travels, I’ve never crossed into Canada, until now, mainly because I could never get a straight answer about what documentation I needed to show at the border for the dogs. This time, I’ve plunged right into it with rabies certificates, vaccine records and a signed letter of good health from a vet and everything has been smooth sailing, so far. In fact, I’ve gone through customs twice now (from Washington to BC and from Alaska back into Canada) and nobody has even asked about the dogs! I’m going to have to do this Canada thing more often…

Joeffre Lakes D.O.G.

Tzlin Glacier D.O.G.

Happy Dogs at the Geographical Center of BC

Alaska Highway Bowie

Yukon Bowie! 49 states, 3 provinces and counting…

Salmon Glacier Sunset D.O.G.

Liard River D.O.G.

Dogs Walking the Plank To Athabasca

Athabasca Glacier Dogs

Emerald Glacier Dogs Celebrating Snow in August!

Rainy Tunnel Mountain D.O.G., Overlooking Banff

Mount Rundle D.O.G.

Bowie has been to 49 states and Dio’s in the mid-40’s! Check out some of my previous Travels With Bowie and D.O.G. posts: Arizona, California, Cape CodColorado, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Las VegasMichigan’s UP, MontanaNew Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia. Not bad for a couple of mutts…

About theblondecoyote

Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently based in western Colorado. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, skiing, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at
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11 Responses to Travels With Bowie & D.O.G.: Canada!

  1. captureford says:

    Love this post! I think your dogs are so cute!

  2. Sj Weigel says:

    I love the happy dogs rolling around. My Aussie mix Izzie does the same thing. Lucky dogs!

  3. My sister and I drove through the Banff-Jasper National Park in 1990 and I’ve wanted to go back ever since. What a reminder your photos are of the beauty of the Canadian Rockies.

  4. Donna says:

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful companions. They look like my border collie mix who has made it to 6 states with me. We have a long way to go to catch up. Oh yes, the scenery is wonderful too!

  5. Don West says:

    Good doggies, woof!

  6. Tina says:

    What a great post and pictures with the lovely dogs! Have recently found your blog and have enjoyed reading about your travels. Gives me inspiration to hit the road!

  7. Margie says:

    Welcome to Canada – you may never want to leave… but you will because our winters can be brutal!

  8. Funny that you should do your blog on your travel with your dogs; everytime I read your blog and look at your pictures, I really enjoy how much life and fun your dogs bring to your photos. Unlike actors that hate working with animals, you and your dogs are a great team.

  9. Betty LIVIN says:

    Glad you are loving my country so much! It is amazing to think that the population of California is 55 million and the population of Canada is 34 million! I am obsessed with the Rockies and am lucky enough to live a mere hour and a half away from them. If you ever do make it to Calgary, head south to Waterton!! That’s my hiking place. You can see info on the hikes I have done there (including bagging my first peak) here:

    • Wow Betty! That’s a cool stat. Canada seemed pretty spacious. I guess that’s why! I had such a wonderful time in your country, in large part due to your fellow countrymen! Canadians are great hosts! Thanks for having me! 🙂

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