Friday, March 12, 2010

Dog walks and hikes in Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Dog Walks and Hikes

Vancouver is a dog's paradise. In fact, I would venture to say that Vancouver is the best city in the world if you have a dog. There are parks to play in, trails to romp on, and creeks, rivers and the ocean to splash in.

If you're looking for the ultimate dog experience for both you and your dog, check out the creeks, rivers, ocean and trails on the North Shore, including the Ambleside Dog Park which is located on the beach just west of the Lions Gate Bridge.

See our North Shore Dog Hikes page for information about the best dog hikes.

Other cities claim to be dog friendly but that usually means no more than a small dog park and a few places you can take dogs on a leash. Well, in Vancouver's North Shore, just 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, there are hundreds of miles of beautiful trails and creeks and rivers where you and your dog can play forever.

If you want to stay in Vancouver, however, here is a list of Vancouver's 30 dog friendly parks around the city. 

Balaclava Park            
4594 Balaclava Street
Carnarvon & Balaclava Streets at W 29th & W 31st Avenues
The outlined area is off-leash from 7am to 10am and 5pm to 10pm.

Charleson Park        
999 Charleson Street
The grass bowl is off-leash 6am to 10pm, year-round. The waterfall pond is on-leash June to September, 10am to 5pm and off-leash at other times.

Coopers' Park        
1020 Marinaside Crescent
The grass field east of the Cambie Street Bridge is off-leash 6am to 10pm.

CRAB Park at Portside        
Water Access 101 E Waterfront Road
The east side of the park is off-leash 6am to 10am and 5pm to 10pm.
No dogs are allowed within 15m of the playground.

Dusty Greenwell Park         
2799 Wall Street
The park is off-leash 5am to 10am and 5pm to 10pm.

Everett Crowley Park         
8200 Kerr Street
The park is off-leash all day on the inner trails.

Falaise Park         
3434 Falaise Avenue
The park is off-leash 5am to 10am and 5pm to 10pm except the area beside the school which is open to dogs between 5am to 8am.

Fraser River Park         
Water Access 8705 Angus Drive
W 75th Avenue & Angus Drive

Fraserview Golf Course        
8101 Kerr Street
Boundaries are from Rosemont Avenue on the north side to Kerr Street on the east side; Vivian Drive on the west; and as far south along Vivian Drive to just south of the lane.

George Park        
500 E 63rd Avenue
E 63rd Avenue west of St. George Street
The park is off-leash from 6am to 10am and 5pm to 10pm.
No dogs are allowed within 15m of the playground.

Hadden Park         
Water Access 1905 Ogden Avenue
Odgen Avenue at Chestnut Street

John Hendry (Trout Lake) Park         
Water Access 3300 Victoria Drive
Boundaries are from the north end of the lake only bounded by the ball field on the west; the football field on the east; and the lake to the south.

Jones Park        
5350 Commercial Street
The park is off-leash from 5am to 10am and 5pm to 10pm.
Restrictions apply by the playground.

Killarney Park         
6205 Kerr Street
During the summer from June 15 to Labour Day, dogs are allowed off-leash from 5am to 10pm. Boundaries are from the west side of the park between E 46th Avenue on the north and E 48th Avenue on the south; Raleigh Street to the west; and the walkway along the east at the parking lot.

Kingcrest Park         
4150 Knight Street
Boundaries are between E 27th Avenue on the South;
King Edward Avenue on the north; and Dumfries Street on the east.

Locarno Park Extension         
NW Marine Drive and Trimble Street
1 block south of the beach between Trimble & Sasamat Streets
The east half of the park is off-leash from 6am to 10 pm. No dogs are allowed on the playground side of the park.

Musqueam Park        
4000 SW Marine Drive
Marine Drive & Crown Street

Nat Bailey Stadium         
4601 Ontario Street
1 block north of E 33rd Avenue, on the west side of Ontario Street

Nelson Park         
1030 Bute Street
The park is off-leash 7am to 9pm.
No dogs are allowed inside the school yard fence.

New Brighton Park         
Water Access Windermere & Nootka Streets & E Waterfront Road

Oak Meadows Park         
W 37th Avenue & Oak Street
The park is off-leash from 6am to 10pm.

Queen Elizabeth Park         
4600 Cambie Street
Off E 37th Avenue & Columbia Street

Quilchena Park         
4590 Magnolia Street
W 33rd Avenue & Pine Street

Spanish Bank Beach Park         
Water Access 4801 NW Marine Drive
NW Marine Drive at entrance to Pacific Spirit Park

Sparwood Park         
6998 Arlington Street
The park is off-leash 5am to 10am and 5pm to 10pm.

Stanley Park         
Stanley Park Shuffleboard Court
Area
The outlined area is off-leash from 7am to 9pm.

Strathcona Park         
857 Malkin Avenue
Boundaries are from Prior Street on the north; Hawks Avenue on the west; and Malkin Avenue on the south, with the approximate line on the east being at the tennis courts north to Prior Street. On the northeast corner, a small area north of the all-weather field at the corner of Prior Street and Raymur Avenue.

Sunrise Park         
1950 Windermere Street
The outlined area is off-leash 5am to 10am and 5pm to 10pm. The sports field and playground are off limits to dogs; the rest of the park is off-leash.

Sunset Beach Park         
Water Access 1204 Beach Avenue
The bay behind the Vancouver Aquatic Centre east of the ferry dock is off-leash 6am to 10pm.

Sunset Park         
300 E 53rd Avenue
Prince Edward Street & E 53rd Avenue
The park is off-leash from 6am to 10pm

Tecumseh Park         
1751 E 45th Avenue
The park is off-leash 5am to 10am and 5pm to 10pm. The playground is off limits to dogs; the rest of the park is off-leash.

Valdez Park         
3210 W 22nd Avenue
Balaclava Street & W 22nd Avenue
The park is off-leash from 6am to 10am and 5pm to 10pm.

 

http://www.bcpassport.com/vancouver-vital-information/dogs-cats-vancouver.aspx

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