6 Ways To Pamper Your Pooches At Fairmont Chateau Whistler

We are celebrating International Dog Day every day, but especially during the month of August! Our Fairmont family and Alta, our Canine Ambassador, welcomes you and your special, tail-wagging family member to beautiful Whistler. There is a world of adventure to discover, and dog families can now finish a day’s activities in style. We’ve highlighted six reasons why visiting Fairmont Chateau whistler with your furry friend it’s a pawsible and fun getaway to Whistler.

Lakeside Walks

When in Whistler spoil them with a walk around the Hotel and the glistening Lost Lake which is less than a mile away with breathtaking views from Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.

Lost Lake family time. PHOTO: Tourism Whistler │Mike Crane
A family walks along the Lost Lake trail. Children are riding bikes.

Grooming Services

Let the specialists from ​Momo’s Pup Wash located at the tail end of Function Junction, groom your pooch for the best-looking doggie on Whistler while you take a Train Wreck walk with our Whistler Experience Guides.

Off-Leash Play Areas

There are parks in Whistler that are great for off-leash play between 8:00 PM – 10:00 AM. Dogs are required to stay off the sandy beaches and their owners are required to pick up after their dogs.

Off-leash play areas:

  • Rainbow Park
  • Bayley Park
  • Alpha Lake Park
  • Meadow Park
  • Spruce Grove and Meadow Park Ball Fields (inside fenced areas only have been designated official unrestricted off-leash areas ONLY when fields are not in use.

Both Lost Lake and Rainbow Park have areas where dogs are welcome 24/7 to swim, dig and fetch with their fellow canines.

PHOTO: Tourism Whistler │Mike Crane
A man canoes with his dog.

Dog-Friendly Hikes

Whether your canine companion is into lengthy journeys and strenuous alpine excursions or spontaneous relaxing strolls in the forest, being able to share a beautiful day in the mountains with your favourite pup is what having a dog in Whistler is all about.

Cheakamus River

The trail to the McLaurin’s Crossing suspension bridge over Cheakamus River in the Whistler Interpretive Forest has rolling ups and downs along the bank of the river, with a neat historical suspension bridge to cross at the end. Your dog will enjoy the sounds and smells in the coastal temperate rainforest.

Ancient Cedars

The Ancient Cedars Trail is a hidden gem. You need a 4×4 vehicle to get to the trailhead, but if you can make it in along the bumpy service road and hike up, you’ll be impressed by the view of the Soo Valley. The giant cedar trees that the trail is named for are incredible.

Flank Trail

The Flank Trail is a long trail, stretching across the entire Whistler Valley from north to south. There is quite a bit of elevation gain and some fantastic viewpoints along the way. There are multiple entry points to the trail, so you can pick and choose what sections of the trail to do.

Comfort Pet Amenities

After a day of adventure, a Comfort Food Amenity awaits – fresh water and a food bowl followed by a selection of kibble can plus a comfy dog bed ready to unwind.

Treat your family member to the Grandest of Furmont Feelings and join us for #InternationalDogDay celebrations – there are lots of exciting things happening around the resort coming up:

One week to #InternationalDogDay and there are lots of exciting things happening around the resort coming up next week – see below for our celebration highlights:

  • August 22 – 26, 2022 pawrents cookies will be available at Portobello. 50% of the proceeds will be going towards WAG.
  • Aug 26, 2022 Train Wreck and Lost lake dog-friendly hikes including special treats crafted by our own pastry team. Our dog ambassador, Alta, will be leading the four-legged crew! And a special amenity will be included in the Dog Amenity Package at check-in.
Pet amenities at CWR. PHOTO: Katrina Baron IG @OlaBonita
A small dog poses on a cushion with the Fairmont logo

Can’t Escape the Pup-arazzi

PHOTO: Alicia Haque
A dog poses for a picture in front of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler main entrance

Submit your dog photos using #yesfairmontwhistlr and be eligible to be featured on @farimontwhistler ‘s Instagram on International Dog Day – August 26, 2022.

Wherever your adventures take you, be mindful of the wildlife and keep your dog at your side on a leash in case you encounter one of the local bears (dogs are responsible for more than half of all negative wildlife interactions).

Perhaps most important is to practice a “Leave No Trace” principle. This is standard, respectful behaviour in any wilderness area so always remember to carry out your doggy waste bags if there isn’t a garbage bin nearby.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Whistler area please visit our Concierge team for maps and helpful advice on hikes and anything else Whistler-related.

Explore our best summer offers to save on your next Whistler doggo getaway.

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