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All About The Ranch

Just 20 minutes from West Vancouver, it's "camp for dogs" here!

All About The Ranch

The Bowen Island Dog Ranch is Greater Vancouvers’ leash-free, boarding and training facility, conceived and created to put dogs first. A tranquil five-acre rural property, the Dog Ranch allows dogs to fulfill their natural instincts—by freely exploring the outdoors, playing with other dogs, and enjoying constant human companionship. The Dog Ranch is located on Bowen Island in spectacular Howe Sound, just a short 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver.

Learn more about your dog’s Ranch experience here.

We welcome your dogs by reservation, and offer five ways to transport them the Ranch:

  • Make an appointment to meet our shuttle at any of our 3 City Shuttle locations, to and from Vancouver, North Vancouver, or West Vancouver.
  • Take the ferry by car from Horseshoe Bay directly to the Dog Ranch on Adams Road, Bowen Island (please see Dog Ranch Hours before planning your trip).
  • Take the ferry by foot from Horseshoe Bay, and by appointment, we’ll shuttle your dog to and from the Ranch. We meet you in Snug Cove at Passenger Pick Up on Cardena Road, off the arrival of the 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. ferries.  
  • For Bowen Island dogs, use the Island Shuttle and have your dog picked up and dropped off at home.


Karma, Spirit, & Rufus

"We have been taking our huskies to the Dog Ranch from the first year they opened until now. They always came home happily exhausted and healthy. The greatest compliment any boarding facility could ever have would be the way dogs respond when they are brought onto the premises. They begin barking and jumping around the car with excitement and pure joy. This to me is evidence of the love and care he receives at the Dog Ranch."

~ Lisa Shatzky & Family
"Karma, Spirit, & Rufus"

"No hesitation to recommend the Dog Ranch. Our pup Viggo has been going there for years and we know he is having a blast, and we have felt safe leaving him for many weeks at a time. It is doggy paradise there."

~ William Pettigrew


Pick up /
Drop Off:
Weekends & Holidays
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thurs
Noon - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Site visits by appointment only.

Contact Info

EMAIL the RANCH with your questions