We took a summer road trip this year that included our 5 year old twins and our 7 year old Boxer dog.
Our Toyota Sienna was the only way to accommodate the 5 of us on this cross-Canada adventure. Between getting the kids snacks and keeping the dog out of our snacks, I was back in forth in that van!
We stopped in both Winnipeg and Regina without any pre-arranged accommodations. After looking in the local guides we tried to find hotels that had a pool/water slide and that accepted pets. I thought this was going to be a daunting task but to my surprise we found a few options in each city. These hotels were pretty basic accommodations but just the right size for us!
The coolest part was waking up on the last morning of our trip, eating room service with the kids and the dog (she always gets a few bites) before heading down to the pool to go on the water slide. As a family, this is the ONLY way to travel now!