Nearly 10,000 people live in Whistler and a large number of residents have pets such as dogs. As a result, Whistler offers excellent pet-friendly resources including miles of trails, dog beaches and parks, pet-friendly hotels and condos and services including boarding, grooming and walking. In fact we are so friendly to our four-legged friends Whistler was recently crowned The Most Dog-Friendly Ski Town in North America by CurbedSki.com.
Can't bear the thought of leaving your beloved pet at home when you go to Whistler? Don't worry - there are many accommodation choices in Whistler that will happily accommodate your four legged family member. Please note that not all rooms in each property can accommodate pets - it's important to confirm whether this option is available at the time of booking. Speak to one of our travel experts to help find the best option for you and your pet. Call 1.888.403.4727.
More Pet Friendly Hotels:
Coast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler
Delta Whistler Village Suites
Pan Pacific Village Center
Whistler is a leash law community which means generally on-leash for parks and trails. There are a number of off leash areas available for dogs at Whistler's lakes, so that pets can cool off as well as the humans. Alta Lake, Lost Lake and Alpha Lake all have designated off leash areas. Some parks allow pets off leash early in the morning and in the evening.
Dogs are welcome to explore the Village with you, but must be on a leash. Some shops are dog friendly - please inquire before entering.
Some trails around Whistler are able to be enjoyed with your canine friend. Note that dogs are not allowed on some trails - please respect these areas and obey signs at trail heads. Suggested hikes include:
For more information about dog friendly hikes and maps of the area, contact the Whistler Visitor Centre.
Dogs love to play in the snow as much as humans do! Bring your friend along and explore the snow covered mountains together. Here are a couple of winter-specific activities for dogs and their owners:
As if you needed more proof that Whistler is dog crazy! Whistler has special events for canines and their companions all year long — some even sell-out!
Every year since 1997, Whistlerites and visitors attending the World Ski & Snowboard Festival in late April have been treated to a fun and exciting day of canine-related events and activities. Since 1998, canines of all stripes have been invited to lead their owners, in finest frockery, in the 200 strong Dog Parade. Exhibitions, demos, and competitions organized by Canine Energy, guarantee some quality master-canine bonding. All proceeds go directly to the WAG Animal Shelter.
WAG hosts this annual, black tie fundraiser with a dinner for canines and their escorts. It is a fun-filled evening that includes a fabulous dinner for dogs and owners, wonderful BC wine, and a charity auction. Reserve tickets well in advance as this event sells out every year.
WAG hosts other activities throughout the year, such as Mother's Day Brunch, Father's Day Brunch, dog washes, Halloween parties, bake sales, and photos with Santa during the holiday season.
|Animal Health Clinic||7-1100 Millar Creek Road in Function Junction||1.604.905.5088|
|Coast Mountain Veterinary Services||203-2011 Innsbruck Drive in Whistler Creekside||1.604.932.5391|
|Alpine Dogs K9 Adventure||Full and half day adventure hikes, private dog walking, and in-room pet sitting. All services are available 7 days a week from early morning through until late evening.||Website|
|Canine Enery||Training and other services.||Website|
|Trail Dogs||Dog walking service with pick-up and drop-off available.||1.604.932.5391|
|Whistler Dog Sitting||In-room sitting and adventure walks with pick up available from your hotel.||Website|
|Whistler Dog Walkers||Offer 2 walks daily 365 days a year. The 3 hr round trip walks include pick up and drop off. Fully insured.||Website|
|Whistler Animals Galore||Also known as WAG, this is the local animal shelter. For a small fee, they offer tubs for public use.||Website|
|Bubbles Dog Spa||Offers all the dog grooming necessities.
*It is the responsibility of the owner to confirm pet services providers hold appropriate insurance and licenses for the services advertised.
Travelling with Pets
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