Announcing “The Woof Weekend” at The Westin Resort & Spa in Whistler

A Weekend Retreat for Dogs & Their Owners Happening October 17 – 19 

The Westin Resort & Spa in Whistler announces the first annual Woof Weekend, a retreat for dogs and their owners, October 17-19, 2014. The event is in support of Whistler Animals Galore, a shelter serving the Sea to Sky Corridor. Westin takes pride in offering dogs the same level of comfort as guests with the signature Westin Heavenly Dog Bed®. They are also one of the only luxury hotels in Whistler to allow dogs to stay free of charge. Their love for dogs has inspired the Woof Weekend, which includes three days of fun and invigorating activities, educational seminars, and culinary events.


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
  • A 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


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
  • Priority access to all seminars and demonstrations throughout the weekend
  • $50 charitable donation to Whistler Animals Galore


Registration is $669.00 for two adults plus one dog, or $509.00 for a single adult plus one dog. Additional dogs can be added for $40.00 each. Children can attend with adults at no additional charge. All prices are exclusive of tax. To book, visit or email


About The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler

The Westin Resort & Spa Whistler located at the base of Whistler Mountain is the only luxury all-suite, full service hotel and destination spa in Whistler. Set just steps away from the heart of the village, the award-winning Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler has been twice named the #1 ski resort hotel in North America by Condé Nast Traveler and also named to its prestigious Reader’s Choice Awards for one of the top resorts in Canada.  The Westin Resort & Spa in Whistler is an O’Neill Hotels & Resorts managed property, a Vancouver-based company also managing The Westin Grand in Vancouver. For more information, please visit


About Westin Hotels & Resorts

Westin Hotels & Resorts offers innovative programs that transform every aspect of a stay into a revitalizing experience. All Westin signature services – like the Heavenly Bed®, delicious SuperFoodsRx® and WestinWORKOUT® studio – have been designed with the guests’ well-being in mind. Westin hotels, with more than 190 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with nearly 1,200 properties in 100 countries and 181,400 employees at its owned and managed properties.  Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands:  St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®.  The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates.  Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands.  For more information, please visit




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