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Pet-Friendly Whistler

Pet-Friendly Whistler

Pet-Friendly Hotels Whistler, Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Hotels for pet families

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts are pet friendly so you can bring your four-legged family members with you. Spoil them with west coast mountain air, plush pet beds, pet amenities & more at Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

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A family walking their dog in winter

Useful Tips

When bringing your furry friend to Whistler, make the trip extra memorable with proper planning. Discover the most useful things to know before bringing your pet to Whistler.

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Dog-Friendly Skiing & Snowshoeing

Whistler Olympic Park is dog-friendly, and has the biggest off-leash area in the Sea to Sky Corridor. Explore over 40 kilometers of dog-friendly ski and snowshoe trails. Dogs must be on leash in the parking lot and at all times, except on off-leash trails.


  • Paws Passage
  • Around the World
  • Metal Dome
  • Zoey’s Saunter
  • Porter’s Glide
  • Brandywine View


  • Marley’s Meander
  • Shuler’s Shuffle
  • Paw’s Passage
  • Porter’s Glide

on-leash trails

Enjoy some of the best scenic hikes in Whistler with your canine friend. Suggested dog-friendly hikes include:

  • Whistler Valley Trail
  • The Sea to Sky Trail
  • Brandywine Falls
  • Whistler Interpretive Forest
  • Ancient Cedars Walk
  • Nairn Falls

Dogs are not allowed on Whistler’s signature hiking trails, including Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, Rainbow alpine trails, Skywalk Trail and in Provincial Parks. Please respect these areas and obey signs at trailheads. For more information about dog-friendly hikes and maps of the area, visit the Whistler Visitor Center.

Off-Leash Dog Park

Dogs are welcome in Whistler permitted they are kept on-leash in parks and trails. There are a number of off-leash play areas, like Bayley Park, Meadow Park, Spruce Grove, and Meadow Park Ball Fields you and your dog can explore (when fields are not in-use). Alta Lake, Lost Lake and Alpha Lake all have designated off leash areas so that pets and humans can cool off.

Alta Lake

Rainbow Park at Alta Lake has an excellent dog beach and dock to jump from and splash around together. Located a 15-minute drive from Whistler Village by car via Sea-to-Sky Hwy/BC-99 S.

Lost Lake

picturesque, mountain lake featuring off-leash swimming & sunbathing, on-leash hiking, biking trails & more! We suggest arriving early morning as parking is limited, or embarking on the 2.8km walk from Whistler Village with your furry friend.

Alpha Lake

Apha Lake Park features a separate fenced off-leash dog park, with its own dog dock for the puppies to jump off of and swim from. Sandy spots are perfect for pooches who enjoy digging. Located a 10-minute drive from Whistler Village by car via Sea-to-Sky Hwy/BC-99 S.

Pet-Friendly Activities

There are plenty of pup-approved activities to do with your furry friend in Whistler. Sit, stay & play like the locals with these must-do, dog friendly experiences.

Dog at foraged axe throwing Whistler


Experience a true Canadian sport year-round with your four-legged friend. Forged Axe Throwing welcomes you to bring your well-behaved dog along. If you’re lucky, you might even run into their shop dog, Bandito, or their league mascot, Toots. Photograph Credits to Forged Axe Throwing

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Explore canine cove

Year-round, dogs can play lakeside at Canine Cove, the off-leash dog beach at Lost Lake Park. Walk, play fetch, and set aside extra time for belly rubs. Don’t forget to pack a towel for muddy or snowy paws.

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Whistler Village in Winter, photo by Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane

Whistler Village Stroll

Dogs kept on a leash are welcome to explore the Village. Some shops are dog-friendly—inquire before entering. Pick out your pet’s new favorite souvenir from Whistler Happy Pets to remind them of your adventures. Photograph Credits to Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane

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Whistler Veterinary Clinic

Coast Mountain Veterinary is a full service facility providing complete medical, dental, and surgical care. Their after-hours the line is forwarded to the Emergency Clinic. Located in Whistler’s Creekside.

Open Monday to Friday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

62011 Innsbruck Dr.
Whistler, V0N 1B2

Pet-Friendly Resort Offers

All Fairmont Hotels & Resorts are dog-friendly. Explore Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s best resort offers to pamper your pooch on your next getaway to Canada’s West Coast Mountains.

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