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Everything You Need to Know About Bringing Your Dog to Whistler

Whistler Pet-Friendly Guide

Whistler is a destination known for its spectacular outdoor activities. Bringing your furry friend along can be a great experience, as many dog-friendly activities and amenities are available.

However, it's always a good idea to plan ahead to make sure you and your dog are comfortable and content throughout your stay. 

Here are some things to consider when bringing your dog to Whistler:

dog-friendly accommodations

  1. Pet-friendly Accommodation in Whistler

You're in luck. Evolution hotel offers a sophisticated, authentic, pet-friendly stay in Whistler Creekside. Its location provides easy access to the Valley Trail which leads to several great dog-walking spots throughout town.

You can bring up to two pets with you to stay at Evolution. Upon arrival, all guests with a confirmed pet reservation will receive a pet bed, towel, two bowls for food and water, and a treat. 

  1. Best Whistler Dog Walking Locations

The Valley Trail

The Valley Trail is a scenic paved trail that runs throughout Whistler and is perfect for dog walking.

The path is 40 km long and connects many of the popular parks and neighbourhoods in the area. Many people walk, bike, or jog along this highly accessible trail.

Whistler Dog Trail Lost Lake

Lost Lake Park

Lost Lake park offers an extensive network of multi-use trails and Lost Lake beach. You can enjoy walking here with your dog on a leash and explore over 25 kilometres of trails that wind through beautiful old-growth forests.

You can bring your dog by the lake to "Canine Cove," the designated off-leash dog beach 400 metres North of Lost Lake Beach. This dog beach has an excellent rating, as there is space for your dog to play and swim while surrounded by beautiful scenery.

Whistler Rainbow Park Dog Walking

Rainbow Park

Rainbow Park is arguably one of the most popular parks to visit in Whistler. It boasts a large grass field, picnic tables, a sandy beach area, a dock, and a designated dog beach area located at the north end of the park.

The park offers stunning views of several mountains, including Rainbow, Whistler, Blackcomb, and Wedge. They create a beautiful backdrop for your outdoor activities here. Rainbow park is a must for you and your pet!

Alpha Lake Park

Alpha lake park is located in Creekside and is only a ten-minute walk away. There is a designated off-leash dog park called "Arfa" Lake Park.

This dog park offers a fully fenced and double-gated enclosure on the shore of the lake. Alpha lake is a beautiful area in close proximity to Creekside that is definitely worth visiting.

  1. Dog Car Services in Whistler

There are several dog-walking and dog-sitting services available in Whistler, all of which have very favourable reviews.

Doggy Tales Whistler is a highly rated dog care service in Whistler that offers private walks, hotel/private sitting, and small pack walks.

Whistler Dog Sitting is another excellent personalized pet sitting and walking service. All of their services are provided by Canine First Aid and CPR Certified professionals. They also offer hotel pet sitting, private walks, and group walks.

Biscuits Petcare is a highly rated group dog walking service in Whistler. They offer half-day or full-day walks and offer pick-up and drop-off in Whistler and the immediate surrounding areas.

  1. Pet Supplies & Medical

Whistler Happy Pets in Function Junction offers an excellent selection of healthy pet food options, treats, and toys. They are located at 1085 Millar Creek Rd #101, Whistler, BC.

If your pet requires any medical services, Coast Mountain Veterinary Services is located right in Creekside. Their address is 2011 Innsbruck Drive, Whistler, BC.

  1. Other Information

Many restaurants with patios in Whistler are dog-friendly, offer water bowls, and even dog-friendly menus. However, be sure to check with the restaurant before bringing your dog, as policies may vary. The three main dog-friendly restaurants are the Beacon Pub & Eatery, Hunter Gather, and Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub.

Additionally, dog bags are provided throughout Whistler for you to use on the trails and public areas, so you can clean up after your dog and keep the environment clean and safe for everyone.

Overall, Whistler is an excellent destination for visitors who want to bring their dogs along on their trip. You are sure to have an enjoyable time exploring all the scenic parks and trails that Whistler has to offer. With high-end pet-friendly accommodations and a fantastic selection of local dog care services, your trip will be an easily organized and memorable experience for all.