The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels to Book in Whistler, Canada

Explore Whistler with your pet by your side in one of these incredible pet-friendly hotels
Explore Whistler with your pet by your side in one of these incredible pet-friendly hotels | Courtesy of Nita Lake Lodge / Expedia
Debra Smith

Whistler is known for being an outdoor sports paradise, so who better to experience it with than your furry companions? Many hotels and resorts in the area cater to guests with pets and there are pet services for all their needs in the village. Dogs can gambol in off-leash areas like Rainbow Park and at the beaches on Lost Lake and Alpha Lake. Summer hikes or winter cross-country skiing become fun for everyone when pets come along – be on the lookout for bears, deer and coyotes on less traveled trails, though. These pet-friendly hotels in Whistler, Canada will point you in the right direction – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. The Listel Hotel Whistler, for a pet-sitter on hand

Budget Hotel

The front entrance of the Listel Hotel Whistler
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A truly pet-friendly hotel in Whistler, the 98-room Listel has set aside a half-dozen comfortable rooms on the main level for guests and their cats, dogs, or birds. Animal companions must be on a leash at all times and the restaurants, sauna, hot tub and patio are off-limits. The hotel is happy to arrange for a pet sitter if you’d like to hit the slopes solo. There is a modest fee, a two-pet limit here – and pet-friendly rooms should be requested at the time of booking.

2. Fairmont Chateau Whistler, for special treatment for you and your pup


The outdoor pool area of Fairmont Chateau Whistler
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Fairmont is one of the most dog-friendly five-star hotels you’ll find anywhere. Most locations have their own canine ambassador – and the Whistler is no exception. Meet Alta – the resident black Labrador – when you check in with your pup. She’s been trained by the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind and loves to come along on hikes and snowshoe tours. Fairmont’s five-star policy extends to your pet, too. They’ll find a dog bed, water and food bowls and a selection of kibble waiting for them upon arrival.

3. The Crystal Lodge, for attention-to-dog-tail treats for your pal

Budget Hotel

A large suite at the Crystal Lodge
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As one of the best dog-friendly hotels in Whistler, the Crystal Lodge allows up to two doggie pals with no fees. Snacks and a bowl are at hand for mealtimes, there’s a dog towel to clean up muddy paws and dog blankets to make a soft nest if you forget the dog bed. It’s a 10-minute drive from Canine Cove at Lost Lake, a fun off-leash area and a favorite with dogs who are fond of chasing sticks into the water.

4. Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa, for a weekend getaway with your furry family

Resort, Spa Hotel

The outdoor pool area at the Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa
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Located at the base of several gondola ski lifts, a golf course and walking trails, Hilton Whistler welcomes dogs up to 75lbs (34kg) and cats for a total of two pets per room, for a modest fee. Leashed buddies have the run of the grassy grounds and most areas of the hotel except the restaurant and outdoor pool. The kitchenettes and minibars in the rooms make it easy to keep your family pets stocked up with kibble. You’ll find a pet store with food and supplies in the village, too.

5. Tantalus Resort Lodge, for curling up by the fireplace with Cleo


The outdoor pool area at the Tantalus Resort Lodge
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Tantalus Resort Lodge is one of the best pet-friendly hotels in Whistler. Apartment-style one and two-bedroom suites have full kitchens, living rooms and dining rooms, and wood-burning fireplaces where Fido the Dog or Cleo the Cat can curl up and feel at home. Tantalus allows two pets of less than 50lbs (22.6kg) each – leashed and attended at all times. If you’d like some ski time, there is an excellent pet sitting service in town – as well as a veterinarian in case of emergencies. The hotel is surrounded by old-growth forest, which is perfect for a hike with your four-footed bestie.

6. Adara Hotel, for the most epic walks with your dog


The outdoor pool area at the Adara Hotel
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Cozy up in one of the lofts, suites, or the penthouse at the 42-room Adara, a dog-friendly hotel in Whistler. There’s no size limitation for your two dogs here – and food and water bowls and mats are available upon request. Take in the mountain views through the huge windows or take your pups exploring through the many walking trails around the Scandinavian-inspired hotel.

7. Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel, for a VIP experience with your pet

Boutique Hotel

The lobby area at Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel
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Summit Lodge understands that your dog is a VIP – a Very Important Pet. They’d love them to join an Alpine Dogs adventure hike for a full or half-day hike with six other very special pets. Summit can also arrange everything from playdates to overnight stays and they recommend private one-on-one dog sitting services that include a pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Plus, dogs always stay for free.

8. Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre, for free breakfast with your doggo


The exterior of the Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre
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Pamper your pet at the Pan Pacific, a dog-friendly hotel in Whistler. Up to two dogs of any size are welcome to enjoy their own amenities: food and water bowls, blankets, treats and disposable bags. A $5 (£3.73) donation to the Whistler Animals Galore (WAG) animal shelter is made for every pet from the nightly fee per pup. Enjoy a slow morning with your best buddy – where a complimentary breakfast can be delivered to your studio, one, or two-bedroom suite while your doggo surveys the village from the balcony.

9. Four Seasons Resort Whistler, for a handy pet concierge

Resort, Spa Hotel

Several couches look over trees through the window of a room at Four Seasons Resort Whistler; there is also a fireplace
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Expect the exceptional for your pet at Four Seasons Whistler where beds, dishes and treats appear at your request. Two dogs are welcome in each executive suite or resort residence of this intimate retreat – but leashes are required throughout the property. The concierge service can arrange for pet-sitting or a walk in the woods for your best furry friends. Dogs in carriers are welcome on the resort shuttle or the house car.

10. Nita Lake Lodge, for pet-friendly hikes along the lake

Hotel, Lodge

A view from the lake of the Nita Lake Lodge
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Find tranquility for you and your cat or dog at this Whistler pet-friendly hotel. Located 5km (3.1mi) from the main village on the shores of beautiful Nita Lake, this exquisite lodge is wrapped in serenity. Well-behaved pets – up to two per room – can remain unattended for up to three hours. The tree-fringed lake has many walking trails for you and your pets to explore. Contact the concierge when booking to ensure that everything is pet-perfect upon arrival.

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