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Classic Boarding

classic boarding

The essential Dog Ranch boarding adventure for your dog.

Classic Boarding is a super-fun, safe and comfortable dog experience. We provide expert care and endless affection for your dog, with lots of outdoor play exploring our magical rainforest trails.

If dogs could speak, what kind of boarding situation would they ask for? Probably one with lots of joyful outdoor romping, dog friends galore to hang out with, and great people to love and care for them.

In Metro Vancouver, that place is the Bowen Island Dog Ranch, providers of an amazing vacation for you dog—a boarding destination approved by literally thousands of dogs since 2007.

While here, your dog will enjoy daily opportunities for supervised play with other dogs, roaming the Dog Ranch’s intriguing forest and trails. Full-body health checks are conducted upon arrival for each dog and approximately every 4 days thereafter. Boarding rooms are scrupulously clean, warm, well ventilated and very comfortable.

Add extra play or snuggle time, and off-property solo walk, a frozen kong, or a bath and brush to your dogs stay. Our Enriched Boarding program offers some of these options.

We are the un-kennel, a canine-centric community set in nature where leashes are unnecessary, and “dog” is spoken fluently by our expert carers and trainers, every day of the year. Welcome!

Classic Boarding Rate & Information:

Per night rate, per dog:


  • Additional dogs from the same family: $71/each dog/night (approx. 20% discount).
  • Rate is per night and includes your dog staying with us until 4:30pm on the day of departure (you are NOT charged for an added day of day camp if your dog stays until closing at 4:30 pm).
  • Boarding dogs must arrive by noon (1:30pm at the very latest), so they have time to get to know the other canine guests and the team before and during the afternoon play time, dinner and the night play time.
  • We generally do not accept un-neutered or un-spayed dogs but we will make exceptions. Contact us directly to discuss.
  • We do not accept dogs with serious aggressive issues.
  • We encourage all our clients to use our City Group Shuttle Monday and Thursday mornings as it’s the most cost-effective way to transport your dog to and from Bowen Island. If time and convenience is imperative to your schedule we also offer a custom Door-to-door city Shuttle Service.
  • We do not ask for a deposit, and if you have to change your plans, we hope you’ll send your pup back to us in the future.
  • We encourage tours with you and your dog so we are all comfortable ensuring your pup is the right fit for the Ranch. We prefer tours off the arrival of the 10:15am sailing from Horseshoe Bay either Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays or Sundays, and by appointment.

City & Bowen Shuttle Transportation

We make it easy to transport your Pup to the Dog Ranch with one of our three city shuttle options.

Vaccinations & Health Details

Please ensure your dogs vaccinations are up-to-date, and we are aware of any health issues.

Prepare Your Pup

For Their Visit

In order to keep your pup happy, healthy and safe with us, please read this important information.


“We’ve got the experience to ensure that your pup is happy, healthy and safe while at the Bowen Island Dog Ranch.”

– Karen Munro, Founder and Managing Director

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