Whistler isn't just the best place on earth for people, it can be a dog's version of heaven too. Think about it, endless places to play, people to sniff, wildlife to chase and activities that they can do with the human they love. Why would a dog not want to come to Whistler? To make the deal even sweeter, Whistler happens to be a very dog-friendly town with many hotels providing pet-friendly accommodation, water bowls a plenty, and hitching posts for Fido to take in the town while their human counterparts do...human stuff. It's a dog's life in Whistler and here's why!
Do we even need to ask? There is the village stroll as well as the Valley Trail for your furry friend to strut their stuff on and meet other 4-legged pals. Take a walk to one of the many lakes- both Alpha Lake and Rainbow Lake have dog-friendly areas for your pup to run around off lead.
Many of the hiking trails in the winter time are able to be snowshoed and guaranteed your dog will feel like we do on a powder day! Rent a pair of Snowshoes from the Lost Lake Passivhaus or Spicy Sports. They will be able to point you in the direction of the best trails for you and Fido to enjoy together.
The Callaghan Valley has cross country ski rentals and a dog-friendly loop. Now, don't say we didn't warn you but you may actually see your dog smile during this activity- the pace, other dogs, and snow will bring them overwhelming joy. Make sure you bring a headlamp as this route is not lit.
Bring your pup ski touring. There are many areas that provide an enjoyable hike in and multiple short, safe descents that are good for both 2 legs and 4 legs. Among the favorites are Cayoosh Hut and Joffre Lakes. Be prepared if your dog is not familiar with skiing. The skis themselves can be hazards and so can the terrain.
Planning on hitting the slopes and concerned about your dog? Don't even sweat it, there are a number of dog walking and dog sitting services available in Whistler. Alpine Dog, Whistler Dog Adventures, and Whistler Dog Sitting are just to name a few. Your dog will be channeling their inner wild animal on the hikes that they go on while in the services care and they will meet some friends too so rest assured, your fur-baby will probably be having just as much fun as you!
So when you are booking your Whistler vacation, don't think twice about what you're going to do with Fido, just bring them along! And now for a parting word for your furry friend: Woof, bark, woof woof, bark (That's dog speak for hurry up and come to Whistler!)