For the dog-parents out there, fret no more. When you visit Vancouver, simply bring along your four-legged friend. They'll be well looked after. 

A Pampered Pooch 

OPUS Hotel is paws-itively barking mad about welcoming four-legged friends to Vancouver and the newly refreshed Pampered Pooch package lets your doggy stay with you in style. Bow Wow Butlers are on-hand (or paw) to help arrange everything your canine cohort requires, from a complimentary comfy dog bed or celebratory birthday cake ($6.99) from Vancouver’s Big Dog Little Dog Bakery, to a manicure and grooming (from $12) at Yaletown’s Barking Babies or a dog walk with a licensed professional ($25/hour).

New for fall 2016, the revamped Pampered Pooch package includes a funky beaded collar from Vancouver’s Furry Beads, a one-hour in-room doggy massage from All Paws Massage and freshly baked goodies from Three Dog’s Bakery. Create a permanent memory of your stay with an optional add-on of an in-room photoshoot with pet photographer Tanya King, which includes one 5x7 print and six high res images on disk/Dropbox for $295 + taxes.

Canine Ambassadors at Hotel Vancouver

Guests are welcome to bring pets to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. For dog-lovers traveling without their pooch, can look no further than the Hotel Vancouver lobby. When it comes to celebrity status and the most photographed colleague at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, there’s no doubt that this honour belongs to Beau, the tail wagging personality with loads of charm. A yellow Labrador / Golden Retrievers and BC Guide Dog trainees, who found his first calling in the hospitality industry. Drop by the concierge desk to shake a paw or take Beau for a walk.

Buster The Dog Pass at the Sea to Sky Gondola

At the stunning Sea to Sky Gondola, dog owners are able to hike to the summit via the Sea to Summit Trail network and then ride down with their dog on the gondola. Dogs are not allowed on any other Sea to Sky Gondola trails, bridges or viewing platforms such as the Spirit Loop and Panorama Trails.

This policy allows dogs to take their owners for a great hike to the summit, relax, have a drink and then download from the summit on the Sea to Sky Gondola. This is a commitment that Sea to Sky Gondola has made recognizing that it is the only amenity of its kind in or near the GVRD to allow dogs on the lift or in the area of the attraction.