It’s last minute but you’ve decided to treat yourself and your pooch on a luxury spa getaway for the Easter long weekend. If you haven’t already, check out our Flightie, Allison Wallace, on CTV News Vancouver who talks about pet-friendly hotel stays for a long, relaxing, hassle-free weekend of pampering in BC. See below for details and say ahhhh.
Parksville, Vancouver Island, BC
Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre
With sweeping views of the Strait of Georgia and Vancouver Island’s coastal mountains, this oceanside resort is home to the #1 voted best spa in Canada by Spas of America.
The Grotto Spa is 20,000 square feet of pure bliss. Pamper yourself with a spa treatment, relax in the mineral pool, or unwind with a cup of tea in the relaxation lounge. Stay in one of the three pet-friendly log cottages set amongst a 22 acre forest of Arbutus and Douglas Fir trees. Each room features a cozy wood-burning fireplace. Oh yeah, did we mention the special treats for your pet? Pet amenities include a bowl, treats, towel, doggy doo bags, and a toy.
Book for $299 per person plus $30 pet fee (one time fee), pet-friendly two-bedroom cottage, two nights
Nita Lake Lodge
Whistler’s only lakeside hotel, the Nita Lake Lodge is consistently voted in the top 25 hotels in Canada by TripAdvisor. It’s nestled along the lakeside trail in the heart of Whistler, and you have seasonal access to rentals of canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards – all of which are complimentary.
This 4-star resort is conveniently only 500 metres from the base of Whistler Mountain and near the Village shops and restaurants. You can indulge in spa treatments at the full-service spa, soak in the coastal mountain views from the rooftop hot tubs, or take in the serene settings in the relaxation lounge. Each suite features a basalt gas fireplace, spacious lounge areas, and double soaker bathtubs.
Book for $209 per person plus $25 pet fee (per night; fee includes up to two pets), pet-friendly studio king room, two nights
In the heart of downtown Vancouver near Stanley Park and Robson Street shopping, the Shangri-La Hotel is an urban oasis with a mountainscape backdrop. Winner of the AAA Five Diamond award every year since 2013, this luxury hotel brand is recognized worldwide for its legendary hospitality and premium facilities which almost makes leaving your hotel a dilemma.
Take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, stay for a yoga or dance class in the hotel’s private studio, or relax at Chi, the spa where all treatment suites have their own fireplace, private bath, and relaxation lounge. Retreat in your pet-friendly deluxe double room which features a deep-soaking tub, separate glass-enclosed shower, and private bar.
Book for $335 per person plus $50 pet fee, pet-friendly deluxe double room, two nights