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Posts tagged ‘Vancouver’

Reader’s report: Bicycle customized for three (and ideas for motorbike carriers)

Reader Liberty posted this picture on Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page on September 21, and before the pixels had a chance to settle I begged her to write a guest post about what she’d done to create such a gorgeous and safe-looking bike system for her and her two dogs:

Breathtaking, right?

She kindly agreed, wrote her post immediately, and here it is, at too darned long-last (the photo captions are mine). Please note, up front, that the silver Road Hound carrier  … Read more

Salt Spring Island, B.C. dog-friendly hotel: Hastings House Country House Hotel

As readers of Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page will know, I’ve long wanted to visit the Hastings House Hotel. It’s a Relais & Châteaux property, so I knew it would be lovely — and I knew it would be pricey too. It was, but with the help of a “winter escape” package, it didn’t break the bank. There is a $50/day pet fee. (As you can tell, we paid for our stay — I will always let you know when I’m reviewing  … Read more

Vancouver, BC dog-friendly hotel: The Fairmont Waterfront

I know, it’s a big conference-type hotel. But we were going to a conference, and while we could have chosen a different option (boutique hotel, rented apartment), there’s a lot to be said — especially early in the morning and late at night — for a hotel that’s only steps away from the conference center. Happily, it turned out that the stay we had at the Fairmont Waterfront could not have been more pleasant, especially from Chloe’s point of view. I  … Read more

Vancouver, B.C. public transit with a pet: Sightseeing by bus, SkyTrain, and SeaBus

My grandfather, an otherwise elegant man, was a devoted fan of sightseeing buses. He acknowledged their faults, but insisted that there is no better way to get an overview of a new city, its history, and its main attractions. In time, I learned to agree. A bus, moreover, is a great alternative for tourists on soggy days, or as a break when you’ve walked your feet into stumps. Here’s the problem, though: While some hop-on, hop-off bus companies allow you to board  … Read more

Dog jaunt: Another piece of Vancouver B.C.’s seawall, then back by bus

I finally fell in love with Vancouver, B.C. in 2011, when Chloe and I came to town on our own for a travel bloggers’ conference. A born introvert, I skipped the beginning of the conference for a ferry ride to Granville Island and a long walk with Chloe along the seawall around False Creek. Three years later, we’re back in town, and our hotel is right across the street from the conference center — and the beginning of the seawall.

Here’s  … Read more

Chloe’s Clicks: This week’s best dog travel links

Look at me, timely posting Chloe’s Clicks two weeks in a row. Chalk it up in part to my having my hand firmly on the reins of this blog, and in MUCH LARGER PART to there being a wealth of good links to share with you this week. Here we go:

The Go Pet Friendly team leads off with a post that got me with its title alone: “Barking Along Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail.” What’s not to love about dogs and bourbon?  … Read more

Photo Friday: Another city, another scoop law sign

Actually, I’ve got two scoop law signs for you from our recent trip to Vancouver, B.C. The first is from a city park in downtown Vancouver, and although it gets around the problem of depicting dog poop too realistically, I think it goes too far in the other direction:

Also, please note how the dog's owner is making no move whatever to pick up the poop. Or the ball. Or whatever that object is. (And yes, I agree — just  … Read more

Chloe’s Clicks: This week’s best dog travel links

This has been an outstanding couple of weeks for dog travel links. Leading the pack is the Take Paws team, which wrote a bunch of great posts, but I want to highlight their post about U.S. national parks (so often not terribly dog-friendly) and national forests (overlooked, but beautiful and more welcoming to dogs) and their post about visiting several dog-friendly Russian River wineries.

Sticking with the West Coast, check out this post from Young Hollywood listing eight dog-friendly places to  … Read more

Vancouver, B.C. dog-friendly hotel: L’Hermitage Hotel

As I mentioned last week, Chloe and I stayed at L’Hermitage Hotel on our recent trip to Vancouver, B.C. We could have stayed at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, located just across the street from the conference we were attending — how easy it would have been, and the views! Dear heaven, the views! Another blogger attending the same conference tweeted her delight at gazing over Coal Harbour from her vast and luxurious tub, and I’ll freely admit that I coveted.

However,  … Read more

Dog jaunt: A walk around Vancouver’s Granville Island and False Creek

I arrived in Vancouver too late to go to the Saturday sessions of the travel bloggers’ conference I’d driven north for, so I dropped off our gear and Chloe and I headed out on foot. We were staying in the center of town, at the dog-friendly L’Hermitage Hotel, so we could have found interesting walks in almost any direction, but I chose to walk south on Richards to the George Wainborn Park (leashed dogs okay), then turned right and walked  … Read more