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Our Favourite Dog-Friendly Adventure Hikes in Whistler

Thanks to its staggering mountains, majestic glaciers, roaring rivers, towering evergreen forests, and untouched spaces, Whistler is blessed with some of the best hikes in the country. While dogs are not permitted anywhere in Garibaldi Park, which includes Wedgemount Lake, Garibaldi Lake, Cheakamus Lake, Musical Bumps and Elfin Lakes, as well as Whistler Blackcomb, and the Rainbow Lake trail, there are other less-known, but still impressive, backcountry trails that allow you and your dog to get up close with Whistler's most attractive wild spaces. These trails provide access to extremely beautiful and remote wilderness areas and we are very lucky to be able to share them with our best pawl. We have listed below our favourite dog-friendly adventure hikes to do in Whistler. Brew Lake and Mount Brew...

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Autumn Safety Tips for Pet Owners

Ahhh, Autumn! The season for crisp air, uncrowded trails, colourful foliage, and snowy mountain peaks! But fall is also a time of potential dangers for our pets. From household poisons to cold weather hazards and even to seasonal celebrations, there are several safety issues to keep in mind. Keep your furry friends happy and healthy during this beautiful time of the year with these autumn safety tips: Be cautious of rodenticides  As the cooler temperatures approach, rodents start to seek shelter indoors and the use of poisons becomes more common. Rodent poisons, also called Rodenticides, are highly toxic to pets and, if ingested, the results could be fatal. If these are used around the household, be extremely careful and make them...

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Joys of Taking Your Dog Camping

The companionship of a dog can be one of the most wonderful and rewarding experiences for a camping enthusiast. Surely, bringing along Fido on a camping adventure improves camping dynamics, and makes the outdoors feel more like home without the usual domestic distractions. It is also a great opportunity for you to bond further with your furry best friend while providing them with the exercise they need to stay happy and healthy. Indeed, bringing your dog to spend a night under the stars has many benefits for everyone: They’ll get plenty of exercise, so will you Clearly, taking your dog along on an outdoor adventure can do wonders for their health. It is important that dogs stay active in order...

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Dogs in Whistler: Leashing, Licenses and Bylaws

(from the RMOW Website) Pet-friendly Whistler Whistler is a pet-friendly community and asks dog owners to follow rules for responsible pet ownership. Did you know that by licensing your dog you assist us in making decisions on where dog parks are most needed? Whistler’s Animal Responsibility Bylaw sets out the rules for responsible pet ownership: Leash your dog – Dogs must be leashed, except when in an off-leash park. Licence your dog - Dogs in Whistler must possess and wear a valid dog licence. Pick up after your dog and put the waste in a garbage can. Don’t allow your dog to become a nuisance to other people. Don't allow your pet to be tethered and unattended on public property. Leash Regulations Dogs must be leashed...

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Ways to Connect with Your Dog This Spring in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor

Here in the Sea-to-Sky corridor, we can enjoy year-round activities with our furry best friends. But when spring comes, and we finally get our long-awaited daylight and sunshine, we can’t be more excited to celebrate the beginning of warmer days to bond with our best pawl. In honour to this pleasant weather, here are some pawsome ways to connect with your dog this spring in the Sea-to-Sky corridor:   Go canoeing The Sea-to-Sky is home to a plethora of lakes accessible by vehicle. If your dog is well-behaved and calm enough to sit still, canoeing with your pup can be a treat for both of you. WHERE TO GO:   Alta Lake, River of Golden Dreams to Green Lake, Callaghan Lake, Mile One Lake,...

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