On most days, it’s the sunniest, warmest and home to one of the longest lakes in Canada. Now, Kelowna is also the pet-friendliest city in the country. According to Canadian Dogs Annual 2015, Kelowna caters not just to the dogs but to dog lovers alike.
Judged on factors such as the number of dog-friendly parks, Kelowna pet-friendly hotels, and access to training, pet sitters, and veterinary care, Kelowna took first place in the title with ease. In fact, Kelowna is home to 85 dog parks, which cover about 75 per cent of the city’s green space.
Kelowna is not just a playground for tourists of the human variety; pets love vacationing in Kelowna too! Rife with Kelowna pet-friendly hotels, scenic off-leash and on-leash puppy parks and beaches, and quality pet services, Kelowna satisfies the vacation hound in everyone.
One of the reasons why Kelowna snagged the title of Canada’s pet-friendliest city is largely due to the ample parks and beaches that fill the city. The City of Kelowna boasts 85 off and on-leash parks and more than 700 hectares of green space that’s perfect for spending a day bonding with your favourite fur baby. If your pup enjoys fetching and mingling with other dogs, stop by one of the seven permanent off-leash dogs parks scattered throughout the city.
A local favourite, Cedar Creek, is easily one of the most frequented dog parks in Kelowna. With beautiful views of Okanagan Lake, dogs can choose to run freely in the field or swim with ease in the designated waterfront location.
For more information on where the parks are located and for some handy tips on paws-itive puppy etiquette, check out the Kelowna Dog Parks page.
One of the very best things about travelling is visiting the hotel’s spa and taking advantage of spa packages offered during your stay. If you’re planning on spending the day being pampered from head to toe, why not offer your pooch the same experience?
Throughout Kelowna, you’ll find numerous first-class groomers excited to pamper your pup with a sweet-smelling shampoo, nail trim, and haircut.
Here’s a list of just a handful of the local business that offer you and your pet a wonderful and rewarding visit to their peaceful puppy spas:
Take your pup to Kelowna’s pet-friendliest hotel the next time you visit Canada’s pet-friendliest city. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelowna Hotel & Suites proudly offers premium pet-friendly rooms, pet packs loaded up with treats and toys, a grassy courtyard, and a dog park just a short walk away.