Other Dog Activities in British Columbia

Tired of watching Fido run laps in the dog park? We’ve got the scoop on lots of other dog friendly attractions in British Columbia too. You’ll find information on all of the dog friendly wineries, boat rentals, botanical gardens, drive-ins, and other offbeat animal attractions in British Columbia here.

Pet Friendly Pooch Pool School
Pooch Pool School Pooch Pool School in Nanaimo, BC, features a 50' pool where Fido can swim, practice dock diving, and receive aqua therapy. The NADD sanctioned facility also includes a 40' dock. Services are available by appointment with 30 minute, 60 minute, or half day sessions. Your pup can also swim with friends when you book a pool party. See Details
Pet Friendly Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a simple suspension bridge crossing the Capilano River in the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The current bridge is 140 metres long and 70 metres above the river. Leashed dogs are permitted to cross the bridge, but are not allowed in the Raptors Ridge area or inside the gift shop. See Details
The Butchart Gardens The Butchart Gardens welcome well-behaved, leashed pets. Pets must be on short leashes. If you forget your leash, please stop by the Visitor Information Centre where you may borrow one. Doggie cleanup bags are available. Five convenient pet water fountains are located throughout the park and are marked on the map of The Butchart Gardens. From December 1 through January 6, pets will not be permitted between 3pm and 8pm. During all other times, pets are welcome at Butchart Gardens. See Details
Ancient Hill Estate Winery Ancient Hill Estate Winery is dog-friendly. Located directly across from the Kelowna Airport, the mountains in the distance provide a stunning backdrop to this boutique vineyard and tasting room. Grapes were first planted in this spot 60 years ago and they have produced a variety of wines for nearly as long. The wines are European-style and available in the wineshop or the picnic area, which is both beautiful and pet-friendly. Ancient Hill Estate Winery is open every day of the week from 10:30am to 5:30pm. See Details
Meadow Park Dogs are allowed off-leash at Meadow Park before 10am and after 8pm daily. See Details
Spruce Grove Park Dogs are allowed off-leash inside the field areas when the fields are not in use Spruce Grove Park's baseball fields in Whistler, BC. The park also has access to the Lost Lake trail system. See Details
House of Rose Winery This family-owned winery is dog friendly in both it's vineyard and wine shop! Bring your dog for a walk through the vineyard, and enjoy a tasting while you're there. Dogs can also hang out in the picnic area with their owners and get a treat from the wine shop. House of Rose Winery is open every day of the week from 10am to 6pm. See Details
Intrigue Wines Intrigue Wines is a dog-friendly winery and tasting room in Kelowna, BC. Like many vineyards in British Columbia's wine country, this boutique estate is known for its hand-crafted wines at reasonable prices. Dogs are welcome to join you in the outdoor area of Intrigue Wines. Intrigue Wines is open every day of the week from 10am to 6pm. See Details
Arrowleaf Cellars Arrowleaf Cellars is dog-friendly. This classy establishment calls itself a boutique winery and the views from the bespoke building in Lake County are well worth the trip alone. Their winemaker, Manuel, was trained in Switzerland and worked in Australia before returning to British Columbia to produce worldly wines. Baked goods and snacks are also served inside, so Fido will have to remain on the patio. Arrowleaf Cellars is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm. See Details
Davison Orchards Country Village Davison Orchards Country Village is pet-friendly. Enjoy lots of open areas with picnic tables and seating outdoors, where dogs are welcome. Davison Orchards Country Village is open every day of the week from 9am to 6pm. See Details
Macaloney's Caledonian Distillery & Two Dogs Brewery Macaloney's Caledonian Distillery & Twa Dogs Brewery in Victoria, BC allows you to experience craft beer and whiskey in an authentic pub atmosphere. Although dogs are not allowed to tour the facility, Fido is welcome to join you in the pet-friendly lounge and tasting room. Whether you order a pint or a flight, you're sure to find something tasty to enjoy. See Details
BC Ferries Departing from Port Hardy and Port McNeill in British Columbia, BC Ferries is a pet-friendly overnight ferry option for dogs and their owners. Dogs travel for free on board the ferries that vary in length from around an hour to overnight cruises that can even connect with Alaskan ferries. Pet areas include seating, radiant heating, water access, kennels, waste bags and a trash can to dispose of waste. Dogs can either stay alone in the car or travel in the pet deck in a kennel. See Details
Tournament Capital Ranch Tournament Capital Ranch is pet-friendly. The park contains a picnic area, playground, restroom, meeting space, and rugby field. Dogs are welcome in the park on a leash, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Yellow Dog Brewing Company Yellow Dog Brewing Company is a dog-friendly, family-run brewery in Port Moody, BC. Fido is welcome to join you for a relaxing time and a beer, at an outdoor table on the patio. Producing locally crafted beer, you're sure to find your new favorite here, but make sure to ask them about their BCSPCA monthly batch that is created and named after a dog available for adoption at the shelter. 100% of the proceeds for the BCSPCA batch will benefit the BCSPCA. See Details
Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum is pet-friendly. First opened in 1986, its collection consists of over sixty pieces of rolling stock, ten historical buildings and numerous smaller pieces on an 8-acre site. They are open Wednesday through Sunday from 11am to 4pm. See Details
The Bakery Brewing The Bakery Brewing is a dog-friendly brewery in Port Moody, BC. Fido is welcome to join you at a table with an umbrella on the patio. You'll find an eclectic collection of beers that are brewed in very small batches. There is something new to try frequently, and enjoy every last sip because some of the brews are only available for a limited time and do not return to the menu. If your stomach is growling, not to worry- food trucks are regularly available. See Details
Riot Brewing Co. Riot Brewing Co. is a dog-friendly brewery in Chemainus that offers beer samples, flights, and beer by the glass. They have a spacious outdoor patio with fire pits to keep warm in cooler months. You are welcome to bring a picnic or order in from on of the many restaurants nearby. See Details
Moody Ales Moody Ales is a dog-friendly craft brewery in Port Moody, BC featuring a tasting room, growler fills, and outdoor seating. Your leashed dog is welcome to join you at a table on the outdoor patio for deliciously crafted beers. Try their Chipper Blonde Ale, Lavender Sour, or Cask Engine beers while you're there! See Details
Old Abbey Ales Old Abbey Ales is taking the term local brewery to a new level in Abbotsford, BC. These craft beers are made with locally sourced ingredients, including water from Fraser valley, hops from Chilliwack & Abbotsford and fruit from nearby farms. Fido is welcome to join you inside the taproom or on the outside patio, but dogs must be kept on a leash. See Details
Pacific Backroader Rent a dog-friendly off-road vehicle and essential gear from Pacific Backroader in preparation for your next expedition near Vancouver, BC. Don't set off on your next adventure in the Pacific Northwest without an awesome well-equipped vehicle to take you and Fido into the backcountry. Pacific Backroader rent Toyota 4Runners and Tacomas with a 3-person rooftop tent, top notch safety equipment, and host of camping necessities you'll need to hit the road for a multi-day excursion. Dogs are welcome in vehicles and tents so be sure to bring your four-legged explorer along for the ride. See Details
The Parkside Brewery The Parkside Brewery is a dog-friendly brewery in Port Moody, BC. Fido is welcome to join you on the patio at a table with an umbrella. The taproom serves 5 year-round brews, seasonal brews, cider, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks. Food trucks are on site most days. See Details
The Gardens at HCP The Gardens at HCP is a pet-friendly botanical garden located just twelve kilometers north of Downtown Victoria, British Columbia. This gorgeous public garden is lovingly cared for by volunteers, staff and students. From their hands-on Children’s Garden to the largest outdoor Bonsai Garden in Canada, you will find something to inspire at every visit. Leashed pups can join their owners on the pathways. The park is open every day of the week from 9am until 5pm. See Details
Whistler Olympic Park Whistler Olympic Park is pet-friendly. They offer 50 kilometres of dog-friendly ski and snowshoe trails, in the Sea to Sky Corridor's biggest off-leash area. Skiers, snowshoers and their dogs have access to over 30 kilometres of dog-friendly ski as well as almost 20 kilometres of snowshoe trails (on- and off-leash). A day ticket is $6.50 per dog, a dog season pass is $50. Dogs are not allowed in the Day Lodge, in the stadiums and on non-dog-friendly trails. Dogs must be on leash at all times, except on off-leash trails. Whistler Olympic Park is open Monday through Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm and Saturday to Sunday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. See Details
West Bay to James Bay via Inner Harbour For a fantastic urban walk with Fido, park in Esquimalt by Westbay Marina and enter the walking trail there. The path is paved, all the way along the waterfront to the inner harbour of Victoria. From there you can continue out to Fisherman's wharf have lunch/dinner and catch a harbour ferry back to Westbay Marina to where you've parked your car. The scenery on this walk is breathtaking and you can easily detour into downtown for some window shopping, stop at the beach for a swim, or pick up some doggy snacks at High End Dog. This walk can be shortened by parking in various other entrances to the paths. Or, it can be done in reverse the patio of the 'Fin and Gill Bar and Grill' at West bay marina is also dog friendly. See Details