Events & Lifestyle

EVENT: Woof Weekend Retreat at The Westin in Whistler (Oct 17 – 19)

Did you know that The Westin Resort & Spa in Whistler is one of the only high end hotels in Whistler to allow dogs to stay free of charge, and treat them with the same luxurious comfort as their human counterparts?  Yes, your beloved pup, when staying at The Westin in Whistler is treated to a four-star experience on the signature Westin Heavenly Dog Bed.

The Westin Whistler’s love for dogs has inspired the first-ever Woof Weekend, a retreat for dogs and their owners, happening from October 17 – 19.  Woof Weekend includes three days of fun and invigorating activities, educational seminars, and culinary events, in support of Whistler Animals Galore, a shelter serving the Sea to Sky Corridor.

Weekend Registration includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation in a Deluxe Studio Suite
  • Welcome gift bag
  • Friday Opening Reception
  • Saturday Continental Breakfast (served in-suite)
  • Guided adventure hike with Alpine Dogs with picnic lunch
  • K9 Wine & Dine Gala Dinner
  • Sunday boxed breakfast
  • Access to all seminars and demonstrations throughout the weekend

You are probably wondering what activities would take place at a dog retreat (because you’ve probably never been to one!).  Events during the Woof Weekend include:

  • Adventure hikes and seminars with Alpine Dogs
  • Training demonstrations with Joyce Tattersall of No Pawblems K9 Camp
  • Educational sessions with Dr. Rebecca Ledger, pet behaviourist, animal welfare scientist, and Vancouver Sun columnist
  • Agility demonstrations
  • Pet Expo, with exhibits from an array of local pet businesses
  • K9 Wine and Dine Gala Dinner with MC Jessica Banks from Mountain FM
  • Culinary demonstration from Westin Executive Chef Brad Cumming
  • Dog Pedicures from Shampooch Grooming

Registration is $669.00 for two adults plus one dog, or $509.00 for a single adult plus one dog. Each registration includes a $50 charitable donation to Whistler Animals Galore.  Additional dogs can be added for $40.00 each.  To book, visit westinwhistler.com/woofweekend.

Watch out, Whistler! Teddy and I are coming your way.  Some photos, in case you have already forgotten what he looks like:

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