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Every vet and staff here has pet insurance! Dr. Booth has spent $14,000 in 2016 on his dog Wolfie – his insurer is covering 90% of the bill. We strongly recommend pet insurance to help cover what can be very, very expensive health care when pets get very sick, have emergencies, or need round the clock care. The providers that come most recommended are Pets Plus Us and Trupanion.
Favourite Dog Trails
Blue Gentian Lake on the Brothers Creek Loop
A very dog friendly trail, this will take you 2.5 hours if you’re fit – 3-4 hours is a normal walking pace. Wait until the sunny days of July through September after the Knee Knacker race, as there is a lot of deadfall that needs to be cleared after winter.
Whyte Lake Loop
After the Olympics, the city received funding to upgrade the Whyte Lake trail. The last 2 kilometers after the bridge are now classified as “dog on leash”. The main trail is an easy 30-45 minutes each way, but if you can get someone to show you the entry after the old (unused) highway bridge, you’re in for a beautiful walk through an arbutus grove on the cliffs.
Whytecliff Park Trail Loop
A very nice 2 kilometer loop to take the dogs and kids. You’ll see lots of old growth trees, granite and arbutus trees.
Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish
Dogs are permitted on the gondola for the same price as people. This is a great Grouse Grind-type workout with stunning vistas, and you get to bring your dog! This is a 900 metre/4000 feet elevation climb, so don’t wear your flipflops! Start at the parking lot beside the gondola.
Start at the Gleneagles Rec. Centre or at the Cranley Drive entrance. It’s a super flat off-leash trail, with great views from above the cliffs surrounding Eagle Harbour with the smell of lilacs that run all along the trail.
The granddaddy of all off-leash parks! This is a fixture in West Vancouver that needs no introduction or explanation.