You and your pet deserve a getaway and Whistler is just the perfect place. The Coast Mountain town is full of dogs and you and yours are sure to share a beautiful time together. During the winter it’s usually pretty easy to tell which dogs are the locals (the gentle giants) and those from Vancouver (the little ones wrapped tight in sweaters). But whatever your size of dog, get yourselves up into the fresh open air at elevation and enjoy a couple wonderful days together during midweek, when it’s nice and affordable.
Stay at one of the amazing pet-friendly hotels in town where your dog is not only welcomed in with open arms, but is treated like a genuine guest of honour. Summit Lodge & Spa is an excellent boutique hotel that really goes above and beyond for pooches. Not only do they stay for free but they’ll also receive a comfy dog bed, toy, and premium treats. At the reception you can’t miss the welcome board with all the VIP pet names that check in and out! (save 15% for 1-3 nights of stay & up to 25% for 4 nights). Other great pet-friendly hotels include Crystal Lodge, Four Seasons and Fairmont Chateau. Spend your morning going for walkies around the Village to get a feel for the place. You’ll find that most of the shops in Whistlers are dog friendly and have no problem with you bringing your dog inside. You’ll also find several water bowls conveniently placed throughout town and plenty of great patios to grab a bite to eat as your furry friend waits well within sight. In the afternoon you’ll take your walks to the wild side of town and go hiking in the surrounding old growth forest. The River of Golden Dreams at Meadow Park is an awesome trek to do together. Remember that dogs are to be kept on a leash at all times in the Village, trails, and parks – except for the off-leash dog-designated zones of Rainbow Park on Alta Lake, Alpha Lake, and Lost Lake Park’s Canine Cove. If you’d like to do something that doesn’t allow dogs, or maybe a romantic dinner for mom and dad, Alpine Dogs is the place to go for a dog-sitter. They offer both private dog-walking and group adventure hikes. Some hotels feature in-room dog sitting as well. If it feels like a spa day, you can go to Scandinave Spa while your dog goes to Bubbles Dog Spa in Function Junction for a stress free grooming experience. Whistler is the perfect place for a getaway vacation with your four-legged friend. It’s not only a giant mountain playground of absolutely stunning beauty that is attractive to humans and canines, but it’s full of dog-lovers. You’ll encounter many other happy dogs and dog owners along the way, basking in the wonders of Whistler. You can also customize your own furry friends package if you have something more specific in mind. Take advantage of our great shoulder season rates and book your City-Break at almost half off its regular price! Enjoy it.