Dog Friendly Beaches in British Columbia

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

Pet Friendly French Beach Provincial Park
French Beach Provincial Park French Beach on Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia will make doggie dreams come true. The hard-packed sand is ideal for a top speed run with a dip or two in the Juan de Fuca Strait. A towering rock formation right on the beach is the perfect place to play hide and seek with a tennis ball. And the abundance of driftwood makes a perfect throw stick easy to find. Even the doggie bags are top notch ? compliments of several nearby restaurants. See Details
Pet Friendly Chesterman's Beach
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
MacKenzie Beach This beach has various resorts, cabins, and campsites that back onto it, most of which are dog friendly. 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
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
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
West Lake Dog Beach West Lake Provincial Park has a dog friendly beach at sites between the log house and the boat launch. Pets must be leashed when they aren't swimming, and you must pick up dog waste. Garbage cans provided. See Details
Salt Spring Island Beaches Salt Spring Island has fabulous pet friendly beaches to stroll and beach comb. Ocean swimming for dogs and great long beach strips for throwing sticks and running in the sand together. See Details
Purden Lake Dog Beach There is a huge dog beach west of the human beach at Purden Lake Provincial Park, located 45 minutes east of Prince George. Pets must be leashed when not swimming, and humans must dispose of dog waste in garbage cans provided. See Details
Tunstall Bay Beach Dogs are not allowed on Tunstall Bay Beach during the months of July and August. During the rest of the year, dogs are allowed on Tunstall Bay Beach as long as they are cleaned up after and on-leash. Tunstall Bay Beach is a west-facing, rocky swimming beach. See Details
Salt Spring Beaches Salt Spring has many fabulous beaches to explore with your pooch. There are pictures and descriptions of each beach to help you find the right one for you and your furry friend. See Details
Sandy Beach Dogs are not allowed on Sandy Beach during the months of July and August. During the rest of the year, dogs are allowed on Sandy Beach as long as they are cleaned up after and on-leash. Sandy Beach is a rocky beach with some sandy areas. Public access is off of Senator Road. Dog owners should check swimming advisories and bacteria warnings in high season. See Details
Bowen Bay Beach Dogs are not allowed on Bowen Bay Beach during the months of July and August. During the rest of the year, dogs are allowed on Bowen Bay Beach as long as they are cleaned up after and on-leash. Bowen Bay Beach is a rocky swimming beach, known for its sunsets. See Details
Sandy Beach Sandy Beach is pet-friendly. Located on the shores of the Ottawa River in Hudson, 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 9am and after 5pm from May 1 to October 1. See Details
Botanical Beach Botanical Beach is found within Juan de Fuca Provincial Park. This section is a small forest hike to the beach. Dogs welcome on leash. Lots of tide pools but also nice beach area for pups and known to be much more dog friendly than neighbouring Botany Bay. See Details