Dog Friendly Beaches in Canada

Dog friendly beaches are heaven on earth for Fido. And since sandy paws equal happy dogs, we’ve sniffed out the best beaches in Canada where dogs can run, swim, and frolic in the sand. Use the links/map below to find a dog-friendly beach in Canada.

Pet Friendly Port Burwell Provincial Park
Port Burwell Provincial Park Bring Fido to the dog beach at Port Burwell Provincial Park, located on the shores of Lake Erie in Port Burwell, ON. Open seasonally from May until October, dogs are welcome to enjoy off-leash exercise and swimming from dawn until dusk. Please note, dogs are only permitted to enter the beach through the access point located east of P1 which leads directly to the dog beach and off-leash area. Fido isn't permitted on any other areas, or beach entry points P2, P3, P4 and P5. See Details
Pet Friendly Pinery Provincial Park
Pinery Provincial Park Pinery Provincial Park is pet-friendly. This provincial park is located on Lake Huron near Grand Bend, Ontario. Dogs are welcome on the P1 and P2 sections of the sand. Bring your pooch along to have fun in the sun, but make sure they are leashed and you clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Hadden Park Vancouver has many many off leash parks and lots of spaces for dogs to swim. The website has a map indicating all the spots. See Details
Chesterman's Beach Officially the beach is on-leash (like all Tofino beaches) but as you will notice most local dogs are friendly and off leash. See Details
Outlet Beach Parking Outlet Beach Parking is pet-friendly. Access the beach from this parking area and enjoy a wonderful clean dog friendly beach where your dogs can play in the waves or the river. The beach area is very popular with families so keep your dog on a leash if they don't have good recall. See Details
Sun-Oka Beach Provincial Park Pack up the whole family for a day of fun at Sun-Oka Beach Provincial Park in Summerland, BC. The park features a dog-friendly beach with views of Okanagan Lake. The park also features hiking trails that meander through one of the last remaining plots of old-growth cottonwood in the area. See Details
Sugar Beach Park Four-legged friends are invited to visit the pet-friendly Sugar Beach Park in Toronto, ON. This local oasis features pink umbrellas in beautiful white sand overlooking the water. Dogs are welcome to unwind with their owners on the sand, take a stroll along the dockside or relax at a bench and watch the boats float by. See Details
Cherry/Clarke Beach You can enjoy a day at the beach with your pup at Cherry/Clark Beach. With ample parking, close proximity to the Martin Goodman Trail, and a designated off-leash area for dogs to romp along the beach's western boundary, you and Fido are sure to enjoy a trip to this popular spot in Toronto. See Details
Canoe Beach Canoe Beach has a small area that is dog friendly to the far right of the public beach area. It is partially fenced and includes some shaded, grassy areas, as well as a section of gravel beach. See Details
North Beach Provincial Park North Beach Provincial Park is a dog-friendly beach in Prince Edward, ON. Dogs are allowed to play in the sand and waves. Pets must be leashed. See Details
Sunset Beach Leashed dogs are welcome at Sunset Beach in St. Catharines, ON, CA. This pet-friendly beach sits on the shores of Lake Ontario and offers sandy beaches for human and canine enjoyment. Pups can cool off in the water and spend time relaxing or digging in the sand. See Details
McDonald Beach Park McDonald Beach Park is a dog-friendly riverside green space in Richmond, BC. Bring Fido for a casual stroll, let him dip his paws in the Fraser River, or pack a lunch to enjoy at the waterfront picnic area. See Details
Long Point Provincial Park Long Point offers an off-leash dog exercise/beach area located at the west end of the day-use beach, in the New Park area. It is important to remember that dogs must be controlled by their owner at all times and must be kept on a leash in any other area of the park. See Details
Lake Edith and Lake Annette Lake Edith and Lake Annette are two dog-friendly bodies of water within Jasper National Park in Jasper, AB. There are designated areas of the beach on Lake Edith and Lake Annette that Fido can enjoy; check for signage when you arrive. The lakes are separated by a short walk. There are picnic tables, fire rings, grills, and a playground near Lake Annette as well as a paved interpretive trail. Lake Edith has chairs for you to lounge in and take in the beauty surrounding you. See Details
Canine Cove at Lost Lake Dogs are welcome to run around and enjoy a dip in the water at Canine Cove Lost Lake. However, they are not permitted on Lost Lake Beach. See Details
Belvedere Dunes de Sable Belvedere Dunes De Sable is a dog-friendly beach and trail in Tadoussac, QC. Your leashed dog is welcome to join you on the trail with water views, in dense forest, as well as on the sandy dunes and beach. Fido will love the hike up and down to the beach! See Details
Mavillette Beach Provincial Park Mavillette Beach Provincial Park is a dog-friendly open space and beachfront, located on Cape Cove in Mavillette, NS. Fido is welcome to join you for a walk along the beach but must be leashed, and is not permitted in public swimming areas. There are no picnic tables or seating in this area, so bring your picnic blanket and enjoy an afternoon at this beautiful, sparsely populated scenic spot. See Details
Sandy Beach Sandy Beach is a pet-friendly destination in Hudson's Hope, BC. Located on the shores of the Ottawa River, this stretch of sand is a great place for a dog walk. The ground is a mixture of rocky surfaces, fine sandy areas, nice grassy areas and the pathway leads over a little creek flowing into the river. Dogs are allowed on the sand if they are on a leash before 9 AM and after 5 PM from May 1 to October 1. See Details
Wasaga Beach Area 3 Wasaga Beach is a pet-friendly stretch of sand in Ontario. The area includes the Provincial Park office and a dog-friendly area. The beach is heavily patrolled by the Ministry of Natural Resources staff and they are dead serious about keeping dogs away from the other beach areas. There are few views in the area as gorgeous as the entire shore with the Blue Mountains in the distance. The water is deep blue and ideal for a quick doggy paddle. See Details
Kinlock Beach Kinlock Beach in Charlottetown, PE, is dog-friendly. Allow Fido to explore this unique red sand beach below a picturesque red rock cliff backdrop. This pet-friendly secluded bay is an ideal spot to let dogs enjoy the crisp water of Bellevue Cove, but time your visit at low tide and let your canine companion venture out to a wide expanse of sand and clean shallow water. See Details