Pet Friendly Hotel: Crystal Canine Program
Check out a few of our furry four legged guests out and about in Whistler, cause dogs like vacations too!!
When it comes to canine companions, our small town of Whistler is as pet friendly as they come from having dedicated parks, swimming areas and even hotels that allow the furry family members to have the opportunity to head on vacation too. We at the Crystal Lodge Hotel & Suites are proud to be among the few that welcome your pets with open arms; we even get them their own blanket, pet food bowl, and treats to make sure they feel welcome. We call it the Crystal Canine program to ensure that your best friend feels just as important as you when staying with us in Whistler.
Crystal Canine Program Description
The Crystal Lodge is pleased to be one of Whistler's few pet friendly hotels, 'where your dog is as welcome as you are!' Whistler is a dog friendly village and there is also the valley trail and many great hiking trails nearby – Please be sure to take your leash (and a little baggie) with you when you are walking through the hotel or in the village.
Cost per dog $20 per night (plus tax), which includes:
• Dog blanket
• Dog Bowl
• Welcome dog treat
• Drying towel
• Doggie bag
Not all of you are Dog lovers. If this is the case, please call us to request one of our allergy free rooms!
Whistler Hotel Dog Policy
• Service Dogs are complimentary as part of the Crystal Canine Program
• Dogs must be kept in a crate/kennel if they are to be left unattended
• The dogs noise must not interrupt other hotel guests stay
• Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times
• Owners will be responsible for any extra cleaning required due to excessive mess or damage to hotel property
• Please refrain from bringing dogs to our in house restaurants, pool & hot tub area, as well as the fitness room
• Contact details to be provided to the front desk in case of an emergency
Where can you take your dog in Whistler?
Pet Friendly Places and Parks in Whistler
If you are looking for places to take your canine companion in Whistler, be sure to check out Rainbow Park. Very close to Alta Lake road on the western side of Whistler Valley, there lies Barking Bay – a grass lawn with access to a swimming dock catered to your beloved dog. This pet friendly park in Whistler has all day off leash times in the designated dog areas and before 10am and after 8pm in the main park areas.
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Lost Lake Park
If you are looking for a tranquil and beautiful place to take your beloved furry best friend, be sure to take your dog to the pet friendly Canine Cove, 400 meters from the north of Lost Lake beach. Spend a wonderful day in Whistler with your dog.
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Alpha Lake Park
Opened dawn to dusk, Alpha Lake Park is a special beach for dogs called Arfa Park. Head south on the Valley trail to access Alpha Lake Park where you and you pets can enjoy a beautiful day outdoors. Pets can be off-leash in all dog designated areas and before 10am and after 8pm in the main park areas
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In order for dogs to stay in Whistler each dog must possess and wear a valid dog licence from the community where they permanently reside. The licenses are available at the Municipal Hall or Whistler Animals Galore (WAG). WAG donates 50 per cent of proceeds for licences purchased at the animal shelter.
Prices for Pet Licence in Whistler:
• Neutered or spayed - $15
• Not neutered or spayed - $50
• Puppy five months and under - $15
• Replacement - $5
The licences help the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) contact dog owners, if a pet is lost or during an emergency.
Starting on January 1, licenses need to be renewed online or in person through the RMOW’s Online Dog Licence Renewal Service. To renew online, users need the account number and access code as listed on the renewal notices.
Great Location, Awesome Room and AMAZING Staff
"I have never felt so welcome to a resort as this one. Caitlin and Sarah not only wrote a personalized hand drawn birthday card for my girlfriend but they also recommended every awesome experience we had in Whistler. Every question I had was answered with perfection. I can't wait to go back to Whistler and stay at the Crystal Lodge again. I really can't say enough about how awesome the staff were, they are the definition of true hospitality."
Zak M - Vancouver BC