Ottawa's Largest Family Pet Show Responsible Pet Companionship Starts Here
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Ottawa's Largest Family Pet Show October 14th & 15th, 2023 - EY Center LEARN MORE BUY PASSES October 14th & 15th, 2023
EY Center

The OPE family and exhibitors welcome you to the 2023 Ottawa Pet Expo – Ottawa’s Largest Pet Festival! We’re so excited to be back in Ottawa October 14 & 15, 2023 for what is sure to be a great weekend! With exciting interactive installations planned, such as a TICA Cat Show, celebrity pets, Bird Market, creative grooming demos, Reptile & Plant Expo and a pet focused Marketplace, the Ottawa Pet Expo is an event you and your pet do NOT want to miss! Join us at the EY Centre while we promote responsible pet companionship!

Plan Your Day

Interactive Floorplan


The EY Centre
4899 Uplands Dr, Ottawa ON

Event Hours

Saturday, October 14th: 10 AM to 6 PM

Sunday, October 15th: 10 AM to 4 PM


Paid parking is available on-site


The Ottawa Pet Expo is an absolute pet friendly family event. Whether your family member is a furry, feathery, or scaley friend, we can’t wait to meet them! We understand that not all pets are socialized in a large community setting, so please be your pets’ best advocate and make sure they are comfortable attending.

We’ve got your family pet covered!

The OPE offers two dog rest stations onsite, and same day re-entry with a stamp. We also understand that bathroom accidents happen but don’t worry, your VIP bag will have a poop bag to scoop up those accidents and we also have a specialized team on-hand to assist clean-up!

Bringing your pet to the expo?

Please download, complete, and print the pet waiver prior to the event. All pets must be on a 48” non-retractable lead and no greater. May we suggest a stroller or carrier for small pets so they can enjoy the Expo as well?

Download Pet Waiver - EnglishDownload Pet Waiver - French


Currently, pet birds are permitted at the Ottawa Pet Expo. Alongside the OMAFRA/CFIA, the CPE team will be closely monitoring HPAI (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza) throughout the summer months and will be routinely updating our website and social media on the status. Our biggest priority is ensuring that your pet bird is always kept safe. If the government issues a compliance order for Ontario, this will affect the Ottawa Pet Expo. If this happens, the Bird Zone will remain open at the expo, however no birds will be able to attend the show.

Show Features

Vendor Marketplace

Welcome to our pet-focused vendor marketplace, where more than 200 vendors come together to
celebrate their love of pets. Explore a diverse array of offerings, from artisanal pet treats and food to
unique handmade accessories and grooming essentials. Immerse yourself in a world where pet
enthusiasts and passionate vendors connect to provide the best for our beloved animal companions.

CPE Cat Club Cat Show

Join us for an exciting two-day extravaganza at our upcoming TICA Cat Show presented by the CPE Cat
Club! Registration is now open, offering feline enthusiasts the opportunity to showcase their feline
friends and witness remarkable pedigrees in action. This event promises a purrfect blend of competition
and camaraderie for all cat lovers. Any cat can be a show cat!

Ottawa Reptile & Plant Expo

Welcome back to the Ottawa Reptile Expo and say hello to the very first Plant Expo. Prepare to be
captivated by the wonders of the natural world that links together reptiles and plants. Enter a world
where the diverse array of species and captivating displays will help to foster a deeper appreciation of
herpetoculture and horticulture. Whether you’re an avid herpetologist or a budding botanist, this expo
promises an unforgettable experience of discovery and learning.

Canine Fun Zone

Welcome to the Canine Fun Zone, where tail-wagging excitement awaits your furry friend. Our dog-
centric activities are designed for endless tail-wagging joy. Let your pup explore, play, and make new
friends in a safe and thrilling environment that promises a paw-some time for dogs of all sizes and
energy level!

Creative Grooming

Experience the art of creative dog grooming, where fur becomes a canvas for the imagination to run
wild. Talented groomers transform pups into living works of art, using vibrant colors, intricate patterns,
and playful designs to showcase their unique personalities. This captivating combination of grooming
and creativity promises a one-of-a-kind grooming experience!

Celebrity Pets

In the age of social media, pet influencers have risen to fame, capturing our hearts with their endearing
personalities and adorable escapades. With every wag of their tail and playful pose, these charismatic
animals connect with everyone they meet, inspiring trends, products, and a deep sense of

The Bird Zone

Embark on a flighted adventure as you enter the enchanting Bird Zone & Market of the OPE! Immerse yourself in a symphony of colors and songs, where a diverse array of feathered wonders awaits. Now is your opportunity to connect with breeders about bringing home your new feathered friend, purchase that new habitat and load up on supplies!

Community Corner

Discover the Community Corner, where connections flourish and shared passions come to life. Join
fellow enthusiasts, interact with vendors, and learn from experts in an engaging space designed for
meaningful interactions. Don’t miss the chance to meet some awesome content creators that will be
attending, offering insights, advice, and personal experiences!

Urban Botanist Workshops

Join us for two exciting workshops, lead by the Urban Botanist, Emma: Dive into the fascinating world of entomology with our insect pinning workshop, where you’ll learn the art of preserving and displacing delicate insects. Or, tap into your inner green thumb and let your creativity flourish in our terrarium building workshop, where you’ll craft your own miniature ecosystems, bringing a touch of nature into your urban space. Unleash your curiosity and nurture your love for the natural world with us!

Marketplace: The Exhibitors

View our extensive list of exhibitors! With over 100 vendors selling various items for all your family friends, ranging from small to large, from feathered to scaled to furry, you’re bound to find something to properly spoil your family pet!

View the exhibitors


Children 6 and Under FREE!

Tickets will be available at the gate. Adults $17, Youth/Senior $11.50

Ticket holders will be given priority admission at the time of entry. Please arrive with your printed ticket and if you are coming with a family pet, please have your hard copy of the completed pet waiver accompanying your arrival.

Ticket holders acknowledge and consent that your likeness may be captured in photo or video materials and published by media and/or the Ottawa Pet Expo Photographs and video may be used in all forms of communication, including but not limited to publicity, broadcast, newspaper, and digital properties without compensation to ticket holders.

Download Pet Waiver (English)Download Pet Waiver (French)
Buy Tickets Now

Group rates of 20+ people are available.
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All tickets purchased online are non-refundable.
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