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Pet Friendly Whistler


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.

Accommodation


PET FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION

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.

ACCOMMODATION TIPS
  • Most properties charge extra cleaning fees for pets which vary in cost. Check the property specific info for these charges or ask your Travel Consultant.
  • Properties ask that you do not leave your pets inside the rooms unattended. It can create problems with housekeeping and some dogs will bark. Please check with individual properties for details as some will allow you to kennel your pets while out of the room. In room sitting services are also available in the resort.
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Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa
Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa welcomes you and your dog to enjoy the comfort and relaxation of having all that you need at your doorstep. Offering doggie treats from the front desk, and water bowls and varying sizes of doggie beds for your room, your pet will be made to feel at ease. Additional charges are applicable.

The Westin Resort & Spa

Perfectly located in Whistler Village, the Westin is proud to be one of the only luxury hotels in Whistler to welcome dogs free of charge. Your canine companion will enjoy the comforts of the Heavenly Dog Bed® and dog dishes, allowing every member of your family to relax and unwind.

The Westin Resort & Spa
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is proud to offer The Furrmont Club - Fairmont's exclusive dog-friendly program. Privileges include the use of plush dog beds, dog bowls, baggies and dog towels for paw scrubs after a walk. Gourmet dog treats are also available through In Room Dining. Additional charges apply.

Evolution

Evolution welcomes all walks of life, including your little furry friends. No need to leave behind Lassie, Bella or whatever your dog prefers to be called, as Evolution is a pet-friendly Whistler hotel. There is a fee of $25 plus tax per night for up to 2 pets. All reservations confirmed as a pet reservation will be welcomed with a pet bed, a towel, two bowls for food and water and a delicious treat. There are two sizes of pet beds available to accommodate all our large and small furry visitors.

Evolution | Lodging Ovations
Listel Hotel Whistler
Listel Hotel Whistler

The Listel Hotel Whistler is conveniently located adjacent to the village, while providing easy access to the valley trails leading to Rainbow Park and other outdoor areas that your dog will enjoy. Nightly charges are applicable.

Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre

Pets are welcome at Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre, where they can enjoy bowls, biodegradable poop bags, blankets and treats. For each pet guest, a charge will apply of which we donate C$5.00 per night to Whistler Animals Galore (WAG) animal shelter to help enrich the lives of Whistler pets.

Pan Pacific Village Centre
Aava Whistler Hotel
Aava Whistler Hotel

The Aava Hotel is happy to invite your furry friend to stay with us. We offer complimentary food dishes, doggy treats, compostable poop bags and a map of the Valley Trail (located steps from our front door). Additional charges are applicable.

Crystal Lodge & Suites

At the Crystal Lodge your dog is as welcome as you are! Whistler is a dog friendly village and this central location makes accessing the valley trail, lakes, and parks a breeze. The Crystal Canine program includes a dog blanket, dog bowl, welcome dog treat, drying towel, and doggie bag. Additional charges are applicable.

Crystal Lodge and Suites
Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel Whistler
Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel Whistler

Not only will your pets be treated like VIP guests, but they stay FREE! Our staff can prepare your room with the appropriate pet supplies, such as a food bowl with treats. Upon check in, you’ll notice your pet’s name on our VIP Pets board. Our staff love animals and are happy to help with requests to help your pet’s stay more comfortable.

Coast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler

Why Leave Your Best Friend Behind? We have a soft spot for furry friends. They make life a bit more spontaneous and enjoyable. They’re always there for us, and they don’t talk back. Much. We’ll donate a portion of the pet fees to WAG. Additional charges are applicable.

Coast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler

Dog-friendly Activities


Lakes and Parks

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.

Whistler Village

Dogs are welcome to explore the Village with you, but must be on a leash. Some shops are dog friendly - please inquire before entering.

Hiking

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:

  • Whistler Valley Trail
  • The Sea to Sky Trail
  • Brandywine Falls
  • Whistler Interpretive Forest
  • Ancient Cedars Walk
  • Nairn Falls

For more information about dog friendly hikes and maps of the area, contact the Whistler Visitor Centre.

Winter Fun

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:

  • Dogs, cross country skiers, hikers and snowshoers are welcome on the groomed section of Valley Trail from Meadow Park to Rainbow Park
  • Dogs are welcome on the multi-use trail at Green Lake
  • Whistler Olympic Park has designated dogs friendly ski and snowshoe trails
For more information please call the Whistler Visitor Centre on 1-877-991-9988
For local or international calls, please call 1-604-935-3357

Events


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!

Dogfest

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.

K9 Wine & Dine

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.

Others

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.

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