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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.



"If your pup is at the Bowen Dog Ranch while you're on vacation, you'll never have to feel guilty or wonder, is our dog safe? Are they getting out for a enough fresh-air and exercise each day and are they having fun?

The facilities and staff at the Dog Ranch are fantastic. I love that we can check their Facebook updates and see our little guy having fun while we're away. And, he always comes home happy and relaxed."

~ Karley & Elise

"Every time I drop Tetley off at the Ranch she doesn't even say good bye to me. All I see is her happy wagging tail as she trots off up the hill with the Dog Ranch staff. They take very good care of her and when I come to pick her up she has an extra little skip in her walk - not bad for a 12 year old dog! Its nice to be able to travel and know your beloved canine child is in good hands.

Thanks to the Dog Ranch for all you do!"

~ Deb & Rick Stringfellow


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