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Traveling in Summer with Your Pet: A Whistler Adventure

Traveling with your furry friend can be one of the most rewarding experiences, especially when your destination is as pet-friendly as Whistler. With an abundance of activities, accommodations, and services that cater to both you and your pet. Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of your summer trip to Whistler with your pet.

Pet-Friendly Accommodations

First things first, you’ll need a comfortable and welcoming place to stay. Whistler boasts a variety of pet-friendly accommodations that ensure both you and your pet feel at home. At the Listel Hotel Whistler we offer pet-friendly rooms complete with amenities for your furry companion including a blanket, bowl and treats! With spacious rooms and easy access to outdoor areas, it’s the perfect base for your Whistler adventure.

Outdoor Activities for You and Your Pet

Whistler is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, and your pet will love it too! Here are some top activities to enjoy together:

  1. Hiking Trails: Whistler offers numerous on-leash pet friendly hiking trails where you can explore the breathtaking scenery together. Popular trails such as Lost Lake Park and the Valley Trail are perfect for a leisurely walk or a more vigorous hike, offering plenty of opportunities for your pet to roam and enjoy the fresh mountain air.
  2. Lakes and Swimming Spots: On a hot summer day, take your pet to one of Whistler’s many lakes for a refreshing swim. Alpha Lake Park and Rainbow Park are two great options where dogs are welcome to splash around and cool off.
  3. Mountain Biking: If you’re an avid mountain biker, bring your dog along for the ride! Many of Whistler’s mountain biking trails are dog-friendly, allowing your pet to run alongside you as you navigate the trails.
  4. Dog Parks: Whistler has several designated off-leash dog parks where your pet can socialize and play freely. The off-leash area at Alpha Lake Park is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

Dining with Your Pet

After a day of adventure, you’ll want to relax and enjoy a meal. Whistler’s dining scene is welcoming to pets, with many restaurants offering pet-friendly patios. Some of the best spots include:

    • Stonesedge Kitchen: Enjoy delicious comfort food on their pet-friendly patio.
    • Hunter Gather: The perfect spot to bring your furry friend! Enjoy casual eats like smoked brisket and pulled pork sandwiches on their patio
    • Dusty’s Bar & Grill: Enjoy appetizers like chips, taquitos, chicken wings, corn dogs, fried mushrooms and more all on Dusty’s fun patio.

Pet Services and Amenities

Whistler goes above and beyond to accommodate pets, offering a range of services and amenities:

  • Pet Stores: Need supplies? Whistler has several pet stores where you can find everything from food to toys.
  • Veterinary Clinics: In case of an emergency or just a routine check-up, there are veterinary clinics available to ensure your pet’s health and well-being.
  • Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers: If you need some time for solo activities, Whistler offers pet sitting and dog walking services to take care of your furry friend.


Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

To ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip, keep these tips in mind:

  1. Plan Ahead: Make sure to book pet-friendly accommodations in advance, especially during the busy summer season.
  2. Pack Essentials: Bring your pet’s food, water, bowls, leash, toys, and any medications they may need.
  3. Stay Hydrated: Keep your pet hydrated, especially during outdoor activities. Carry a portable water bowl and plenty of water.
  4. Respect Local Rules: Follow leash laws and clean up after your pet to keep Whistler’s trails and parks enjoyable for everyone.
  5. Never Leave Your Pet In A Hot Car: During the summer months it’s extremely important to never leave your pet inside your car, for even a short period of time. Whistler offers many hitching post areas for dogs to relax outside while you explore shops or restaurants. 


Traveling to Whistler with your pet this summer is a fantastic way to bond and create lasting memories. With its pet-friendly accommodations, outdoor activities, and welcoming dining options, Whistler is the perfect destination for you and your furry friend. So pack your bags, leash up your pet, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in the beautiful mountains of Whistler.


Book your pet friendly stay now and take advantage of our early booking offer for summer stays at the Listel Hotel Whistler!