Whistler, British Columbia, Pet-Friendly Lodging

by Monica Wachman Google
Whistler in the winter time

Whistler in the winter time

Winter mountain views with chair lifts at Whistler, Canada image by thebigbear from Fotolia.com

Explore the mountain playground known as Whistler with your four-legged family member. One of the host cities for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, this mountain town offers world-class skiing in the winter and challenging hiking and biking trails during the warmer months. A number of Whistler’s hotels are pet-friendly. Check in and then take your pet for a run at one of the village’s off-leash exercise areas that include Alpha Lake, and Meadow and Rainbow parks.

Summit Lodge & Spa

The Summit Lodge & Spa welcomes guests and their pets to the very heart of Whistler Village. Choose from a studio or one-bedroom suite, each with kitchenette, fireplace and private balcony. Sample the Spanish mini-meals known as tapas along with fine wines and martinis at the Elements Urban Tapas Parlour. Book a Javanese massage at the Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa, and then take a refreshing dip in the pool. Pets at this property are welcome in all room types. Pet owners must sign a damage waiver upon check-in. Summit Lodge is less than a block from Village Park.

Delta Whistler Village Suites

Families and those looking for the extra space and convenience of apartment-style living tend to gravitate toward the Delta Whistler Village Suites. Located in central Whistler and only two blocks from Village Park, this pet-friendly property offers one- and two-bedroom units with full kitchens that are moderately priced. Order groceries online and have them delivered to your suite, or go downstairs for a meal at the Elephant Castle Pub & Restaurant. For more formal dining, try the on-site Hy's Steakhouse. The Delta Whistler also offers an In Room Breakfast option. Order the fixings for a continental or cooked breakfast and the hotel will deliver the ingredients to your room. Two pets per room -- cats and dogs only -- are allowed. Each must be under 50 lb. A pet fee is charged per animal.

Adara Hotel

The Adara Hotel, located in the middle of Whistler Village, takes very good care of its two-legged guests. Book your suite with the floating electric fireplace, the upscale linens gracing beds with custom log headboards and the cave-like, walk-in rain showers. Dogs of 40 lb. or less are equally welcome. The Adara Hotel charges a nightly pet fee with part of that money going toward helping homeless animals at the British Columbia SPCA. Food and water bowls are provided, as are dog-walking areas on property. Pet-friendly suites must be booked prior to arrival.

Westin Resort & Spa Whistler

Pets are pampered at the Westin Resort & Spa Whistler. Your furry family member will be welcomed with his own food and water bowls as well as a packet of pet treats, and then sleep on his own Westin Heavenly Dog Bed. A “Pet in Room” sign is provided so that your pet won’t be disturbed during his nap or while you are out of the room having a massage at the Avello Spa or dinner at the Aubergine Grille. The Westin is near the Whistler Golf Course and the Sea-to-Sky Highway on the southern edge of Whistler Village. This part of town has more open spaces to take your pet for a walk. The Westin does require reservations in advance and charges a cleaning deposit.

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  • Winter mountain views with chair lifts at Whistler, Canada image by thebigbear from Fotolia.com