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What to Know About Bringing Your Pet to Whistler

Travelling with your pet can be a rewarding experience, but it can also come with challenges. If you're planning a trip to Whistler, BC, with your furry friend, there are some things you'll need to keep in mind. Here's what to pack, what to expect, and frequently asked questions when travelling with your pet to Whistler.

What to pack for your pet:

  • Food and Water - Bring enough food and water for the entire trip, including any stops you'll make.
  • Medications - If your pet takes any medications, be sure to bring enough for the duration of the trip. It's also a good idea to bring a copy of your pet's medical records in an emergency. Here is a veterinarian located in Whistler Creekside.
  • Collar and Leash - Make sure your pet has a collar with identification tags, and bring a leash for walks around town.
  • Waste bags - if your pet poops outside, ensure you have bags to clean up after them.
  • Litter Supplies - if your pet poops inside, bring all the necessary litter supplies to keep them comfortable.
  • Bedding - Bring a comfortable bed or blanket for your pet. Some hotels have beds and bowls available - if unsure, you can call to ask our agents and find out.
  • Toys - Don't forget to bring your pet's favourite toys to keep them entertained during the trip.

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Things to consider for your pet-friendly trip to Whistler:

  • Pet-Friendly Accommodations - Whistler has a variety of pet-friendly accommodations, from hotels to vacation rentals. Be sure to book in advance, as these accommodations tend to fill up quickly.
  • Pet-Friendly Activities - Whistler is a great destination for pet owners, with plenty of pet-friendly activities. Take a hike on one of the many trails in the area, or enjoy a stroll around town.
  • Pet Etiquette - When travelling with your pet, being considerate of others is important. Keep your pet on a leash at all times, and clean up after them.
  • Whistler Wild Animals - It's important to remember that Whistler is home to a few large wild animals, including bears, coyotes, and cougars. Keeping your pets on a leash is best for walking or hiking on a trail. Several off-leash dog parks are located throughout Whistler if Fido needs to burn off some steam.
  • Pet Sitters - Some lodgings do not allow pets (specifically dogs) to be left alone in the room - especially if they are prone to barking or experience separation anxiety in strange places. If you have activities where you can't bring your pet along, you will be required to arrange a pet sitter. Pet sitters can come to your room or take your pet on walks/hikes. Here's one we recommend.
  • Weather - Whistler can have unpredictable weather, so pack appropriately for your pet. Bring a raincoat for wet days and a sweater for cooler evenings.

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Frequently asked questions about pets in Whistler:

  • Are there any pet fees or deposits required at pet-friendly hotels in Whistler?
    • It depends on the hotel. Some hotels may require a pet fee or deposit, so checking the pet policy before booking is best.
  • Are there any weight restrictions for pets?
    • Some hotels may have weight restrictions for pets. Make sure to check the pet policy of the hotel before booking.
  • Do hotels in Whistler offer pet-sitting services?
    • Some hotels offer pet-sitting services. Make sure to check with the hotel if they provide such services.
  • Are there any dog parks or trails in Whistler?
    • Yes, there are many pet-friendly parks and trails in Whistler. The hotels mentioned in this article list pet-friendly parks and trails in the area.
  • Can I bring my pet to a restaurant in Whistler?
    • Some restaurants in Whistler allow pets on their patios. However, bringing your pet to a restaurant is likely a violation of health codes and won't be allowed. Luckily if you're in the village, there are several places to secure your pet safely - often, a water bowl the establishment provides is nearby. Make sure to check with the restaurant before bringing your pet.
  • I forgot something for my pet - where can I find supplies in Whistler?
    • Most grocery stores will have basic supplies such as food, treats, and toys. But if you need something more specific, Happy Pets, located in Function Junction, is the only pet store in Whistler.

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Travelling with your pet to Whistler can be a wonderful experience, but being prepared is important. Pack all the essentials, and be mindful of pet etiquette while exploring the area. With the right planning, you and your furry friend can have an unforgettable trip to Whistler, BC.

If you have more questions or want to book a pet-friendly hotel, give our local agents a call. They can offer recommendations for pet-friendly activities too! Don't miss out on an unforgettable trip to Whistler with your furry companion.

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