Shuttle Services

Choose a transportation option including our convenient City and Bowen Island Shuttles

Other Ways To Get Here

Ferry By Private Car

Bring your dog to the Ranch by car. Take the Queen of Capilano ferry from Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver, to Snug Cove. Car and Driver fare is about $44 return or less if you have a BC Experience card.

Find us on Adams Road, about 13 kilometres from the ferry terminal. Turn in, and proceed to the Pup Shack office parking area. Call us from the radio box, and we’ll come down and greet you and your pup there.

See Drop-off/Pick-up Hours before planning your trip, and leave yourself lots of time in Horseshoe Bay terminal, to ensure you make the desired sailing.

Ferry By Foot Plus Island Shuttle

Take the ferry as a foot passenger with your dogs, and arrange for us to meet you in Snug Cove. We shuttle your dog to the Ranch, while you head back on the return sailing. Just book the Bowen Island Shuttle. You will have to carry food for your dog’s stay onto the ferry.

Please note:
As a foot passenger, you will be traveling with your pup on the car deck in a sheltered room; no dogs allowed on passenger decks. Fare is about $12 return or less with a BC Experience card.

Board & Train Program

Come home to a more cooperative, more stimulated pup! Before your dog’s stay, call or email us to book some training sessions, and our instructor will work those pesky behaviours your pup needs work on while you’re away

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Dates We're Full

We get very busy and often full for boarding during the times when the kids are out of school. This includes Long Weekends, Summer, Xmas, and March Break. Please book ahead to avoid disappointment!


If your dog is coming in for boarding or day camp, please ensure their vaccinations are up-to-date. We have a 5-7 day window from when you have them done before your dog can socialize here. We appreciate your diligence on making sure they are valid.

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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