Spring, Summer & DOG friendly!

06/05/2023 | by harmonywhistler | Vacation Rentals
PC: Tourism Whistler / Justa Jeskova

Nestled in the breathtaking mountains of British Columbia, Whistler offers a perfect getaway for nature-loving dog owners. With stunning landscapes, abundant trails, and welcoming atmosphere, Whistler is a paradise for four-legged friends and their human companions. In this blog, we’ll take you on a virtual tour of dog-friendly activities in Whistler, where you can explore the great outdoors, embark on adventures, and create lasting memories with your furry friend. 

Dog Friendly

Whistler loves four-legged friends and so do we! Harmony Whistler Vacations currently has six dog-friendly vacation homes to host you and your furry friend. View our dog-friendly vacation rentals! Reach out to us regarding your potential booking to gain approval for your pooch and to discuss the associated policies and fees. 

Know Before you Go

Planning to bring your pooch along for your Whistler adventure? There are a few things you need to know before you go to help ensure you are fully prepared for your trip to Whistler.


Dogs coming into Canada are not required to quarantine, but are required to be up to date on their rabies vaccinations. Ensure you have all the paperwork in order and proper documentation to avoid any hold ups during your travel.

Although Whistler has many amazing community members that look to reunite lost dogs with their owners, it is always best-case scenario when a dog has the proper identification or microchip in the case you get separated. 


Although Whistler is dog-crazy, it is important to remember that not every person you encounter here loves your furry friend as much as you do. Whistler also has strict bylaws including that dogs must be on-leash at all times while in Whistler, unless you are visiting a designated off-leash area. Here are a few things to remember: 

  • Dogs are not allowed on all hiking trails in Whistler. Research before you hike to avoid disappointment
  • Never leave your dog unattended
  • Please pick up after your pooch! Whistler does provide waste bags on junctions along the valley trail
  • Always accompany your animal at night when letting them out for bathroom breaks. Whistler has many predators!
  • Dogs are not allowed in/on the premises of food establishments. Make sure you make alternate arrangements for your pup before your dinner reservation

Let em' run!

Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane

Looking for places around Whistler to let your pooch run free? There are some off-leash dog parks in Whistler including swimming areas. 

Barking Bay This off-leash dog park is located at Rainbow Park, with a grassy off-leash area including a dog dock with a doggie ramp for easy access (temporarily closed summer 2023 for park upgrades)

Arfa Park Located on Alpha lake, this off-leash dog area includes a gravel area which is perfect for fetch as well a doggie dock and swimming area

Canine Cove Located at Lost Lake Park, Canine cove is the perfect wade-in doggie beach

Spruce Grove Dog are permitted at inside the field areas when not in use

Meadow Park ball fields Dogs are permitted off-leash in the ball fields when not in use

Hike It

Tourism Whistler / Kris Dontas

Whistler boasts a vast network of hiking trails that cater to all fitness levels, and many of them are dog-friendly. Whether you’re seeking a leisurely stroll or a challenging trek, you and your canine companion can soak in the awe-inspiring vistas together. Some popular dog-friendly hikes include Rainbow Lake Trail, Train Wreck Trail, and Lost Lake Trails, offering a variety of terrain and lengths to suit your preferences. Just remember, not all hiking trails are dog-friendly so make sure you know before you go!


Operating since 2014, Harmony Whistler Vacations is Whistler’s locally owned & operated boutique Vacation Management company.  We are dedicated to helping guests discover their inner adventure through our CONCIERGE SERVICES and 24 /7 support to deliver the perfect Whistler vacation.  We manage over 60 vacation VACATION RENTAL PROPERTIES in Whistler and carry the highest standards for our homes.  Our small team will always provide unparalleled service and deliver a personable experience for our guests.  Our goal is to make you feel at home in the mountains so that you can create lifelong memories with family and friends.

Feel at Home in the Mountains

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