Many places in town allow pets. Please note that not all rooms in each property can accommodate pets – it is important to confirm whether this option is available at time of booking. Whistler-based Travel Consultants are availble to help you find the best option for you and your pet. Call 1.800.944.7853.
For cozy creature comforts these properties are an excellent choice for
you and your pet. Some are located within a tennis ball throw to the lifts,
while others are spread around the outskirts of the village and closer
to some of the resident trails.
These properties will provide creature comforts for humans and animals alike, located in and around the Village for convenience.
In or near Whistler Village, these fine properties welcome pets while
they pamper people. These hotels offer posh accommodation for humans and
a warm place to curl up for your best friends.
- 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.
Off-Leash Areas at 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.
Dogs are welcome to explore the Village with you, but must be on a leash. Some shops are dog-friendly, but 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 trailheads. 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.
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 dog-friendly ski and snowshoe trails
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!
Dog Jog Whistler
Proudly supporting WAG, Whistler's animal shelter, this addition to the Whistler Half Marathon weekend is a tribute to our four-legged friends. Offering a 4.5 km or 2.5 km course option, the Dog Jog can be done as a run or a walk with all members of the family. All dogs will receive a "race kit" with some fun stuff included.
K9 Wine & Dine
Whistler Animals Galore (WAG) Animal Shelter 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 and other organizations host additional 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.