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 The Butchart Gardens
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
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
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
Duck Creek Duck Creek is doggie (and people) heaven. It is a very large and completely natural off leash park that people enjoy just as much as their dog. It consists of several acres of an easy hike which can be done in a 1/2 hour or so loop through woods and meadows. A wooded trail meanders along a year round creek which runs fast in winter and slow in summer for dog swimming. There is also an open meadow to play ball or frisbee or chase the dog, and grassy areas under big shade trees to have a picnic if you dare -- doggies will almost always join in! It is paradise year round for dogs and dog owners alike. See Details
Arfa Lake Dog Area Alpha Lake Park allows dogs off-leash daily before 10am and after 8pm. However, the Arfa Lake Dog Area adjacent to the beach welcomes dogs off-leash any time of day. See Details
Meadow Park Dogs are allowed off-leash at Meadow Park before 10am and after 8pm daily. See Details
Silver Star Mountain Resort Enjoy some time at Silver Star Mountain Resort on the 4 kilometers of dog-friendly trails. See Details
Whistler Lost Lake Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Trails Six kilometers of dog-friendly ski and snowshoe trails await you and your furry friend at Whistler Lost Lake Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Trails. See Details
Spruce Grove Baseball Field Dogs are allowed off-leash at Spruce Grove Baseball Field whenever it is not in use. See Details
Nipika Mountain Resort Nipika Mountain Resort is extremely welcoming of pets, including on the ski trails! Enjoy more than 100 kilometers of dog-friendly trails with your furry best friend. See Details
Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre Sovereign Lake Nordic Center has 4 kilometers of pet-friendly trails for members to enjoy with their pups. If you'd like to take advantage of these trails, your dog needs to be registered and you also need to be a member. See Details
Mount Washington Resort Cross Country Ski Center At the popular Mount Washington Resort Cross Country Ski Center, you'll find 5 kilometers of trails to enjoy with your dog. See Details
Ski Callaghan Ski Callaghan has 15 kilometers of ski and snowshoe trails for you to enjoy with your furry best friend. See Details
Dakota Ridge Winter Recreation Area At DRWRA, you and Fido can enjoy 2 kilometers of dog-friendly ski and snowshoe trails. See Details
Old Yale Brewing Old Yale Brewing is dog-friendly. This Canadian brewery and taproom located near the gateway to Chilliwack River Valley produces a variety of delicious beers for you to taste. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you, as you enjoy an IPA, blonde, or other tipple. Old Yale is open Sunday through Wednesday from 11am to 8pm and Thursday through Saturday from 11am to 10pm. See Details
Highway 97 Brewery Leashed dogs are welcome at this premium craft beer brewery located in beautiful Penticton, BC. Highway 97 Brewery is open daily from noon - 8pm. 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
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
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
Greenstone Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Greenstone Park. This large green space has a great winter tobogganing hill and is a nice place for a stroll with your pooch. Parking is adjacent to the park and free to use. Greenstone Park is open every day of the week from 8am to 11pm. 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
Whonnock Lake Park Dogs on a leash are welcome at Whonnock Lake Park. The park features picnic and grill areas, open green space, washrooms, canoeing, a playground, and more. See Details
Mcdonald Park Mcdonald Park is pet-friendly. Located on the North Shore at 501 McDonald Avenue, this neighborhood park features a small bandshell and hosts their own limited 'Music in the Park' entertainment throughout the summer. There is a water spray park for the kids, washrooms, and a fresh water fountain. Bring a lunch and enjoy an afternoon in one of the city's oldest and grandest parks. Dogs are welcome to enjoy this fun recreation area in Kamloops, as long as they are leashed and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details