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YVR and Nanaimo - is there dog-friendly alfresco dining?

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YVR and Nanaimo - is there dog-friendly alfresco dining?

kali_MM | Apr 30, 2008 05:41 PM

Hi,

A friend and I will be travelling to Nanaimo via Vancouver in order to attend a dog show in June. My fun loving flat coated retriever will be joining us (since he's the point of the journey, after all). We will be staying 3 nights in Nanaimo, and one night in Vancouver, likely near the airport, before we head home.

Most of the pet-friendly hotels either want your pet to be kennelled while you're out, or don't want them left alone in the room. That's got me wondering - are there any restaurants in the Nanaimo area or near the Vancouver airport that:

1. Have a patio
2. Turn a blind eye to a well behaved puppy
3. Since this is chow.com ... have hound-worthy food? (Chow-hound, not hound-hound - he's not picky, my friend and I like the good stuff!)

If you can't satisfy all three things on my wishlist, I would be interested in hearing about any places that satisfy either 1 or 2 out of three.

Thanks in advance!

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