Dog Friendly Activities in British Columbia

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in British Columbia, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly Rainbow Park
Rainbow Park Rainbow Park in Whistler, BC, allows dogs off-leash before 10am and after 8pm daily. They also have a gated, designated off-leash area available 24/7. There is even a "Barking Bay" beach area for dogs at the park. See Details
Pet Friendly Cooper's Park
Cooper's Park Cooper's Park in Vancouver has an off-leash dog run. This pet-friendly area is fully fenced-in, so you don't have to worry about chasing a squirrel into the next state. While you're visiting the park, enjoy the winding paths and numerous benches next to False Creek. The park is open all hours. See Details
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
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
Explore Hidden Gems in Victoria 'Explore Hidden Gems in Victoria' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Bebe. You and your pooch will take a guided walking tour of the city and explore hidden alleyways, courtyards, and back lanes, see historic sites including China Town, Market Square, Bastion Square, the Inner Harbour, and the waterfront area, and hear about the area's history. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 8 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $28 per person. See Details
Jerry Sulina Park Jerry Sulina Park provides an off-leash dog park area for Fido to run and play. The park also features walking trails, fishing, river access, and more. See Details
Pacific Spirit Regional Park Pacific Spirit Regional Park is pet-friendly. This popular park attracts walkers, runners and joggers of all levels to enjoy the 30 miles of trails. Dogs on leash are allowed on the trails, except for beaches or locations where a sign is posted. There is also an off-leash area in this park. Pacific Spirit Regional Park is open every day of the week from 7am until 10pm. See Details
Courtenay Air Park A wheel chair accessible paved path that parallels the water. Popular with dog walkers, strollers, and runners (Please note that leashes are mandatory on this trail). See Details
Osoyoos Off Leash Dog Park Fenced park for dogs to socialize with other dogs off leash See Details
Aberdeen Hills Dog Park Aberdeen Hills Dog Park is a pet-friendly recreation area in Kamloops. This off-leash space is a popular place to bring your dog to socialize and get some exercise. The space is fenced and has a separate area for small and large dogs. The park is also home to benches for humans to rest at. There are bag dispensers provided for dog owners to clean up any mess left behind. 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
North Island Cannabis North Island Cannabis is dog-friendly. Channeling the spirit of the island, on the beautiful west coast of BC, North Island Cannabis is Vancouver Island’s first licensed non-medical cannabis retailer. Your personal sniffer dog can join you as you check out the whacky items on sale. North Island Cannabis is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12pm to 7pm and Sunday from 12pm to 4pm. See Details
Legend Distilling Legend Distilling is a true craft distillery producing premium small-batch gin, vodka, whisky and liqueurs. Everything is hand-made and packaged on-site using the only finest local ingredients. The pantry has mixers and garnishes, preserves, and handmade items for the home and garden. Dogs are welcome to join you as you sample the beverages outdoors. See Details
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
Studio Brewing Bring Fido out for some craft brews at dog-friendly Studio Brewing in Burnaby, BC. You can pair a cold beer with one of the snacks from the brewery's limited food menu, such as a cheese plate, beer nuts or mixed olives. Leashed dogs are welcome at outside tables. See Details
Scenic Road Cider Co Scenic Road Cider Co is a dog-friendly cidery located in beautiful Kelowna, BC. Dogs are welcome at outside tables. They produce a variety of specialty drinks such as mulled apple cider and cherry cider available by the glass or part of a flight. They don't have a kitchen, but allow outside food and often host food trucks. See Details
Derby Reach Regional Park This is an amazing off-leash area with access to the Fraser River for dogs to swim in. There is 3 large fenced in parks with benches and trees just beside the camping area. The park is very well maintained and there is free poop bags provided. See Details
MaCaulay Point Park Once you go past Flemming Beach and Buxton Green to the breakwater it opens up to an off leash paradise for pups and stunning views for their owners. If you want a social gathering head here on a weekday at about 5:30pm and all the locals and their dogs are out. The locals meet on top of the hill but there are 2 looping paths you can walk as well. The inner path is less remarkable but keeps you out of the wind on the days the weather isn't at it's best. The outer path is larger and has stunning views. There are also a few trails down to small beaches, for a cool dip. There is no drinking water at this park so bring a water bottle. The pups get thirsty with all the playing. See Details
Lululemon Get the latest styles of athletic and workout apparel, including yoga and running shirts, tops, and pants. Lululemon allows well-behaved pets inside their store. 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
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
Harbour Ferries Whether it's a scenic harbour tour by boat, or a a quick trip from West Bay to Fisherman's wharf I recommend a ride on the harbour ferries. It's up to the captain and the fellow passengers if they'll take the dog, but I've never been turned down, even when traveling with a great dane and chocolate lab. See Details
Canadian Tire Many Canadian Tire's even have dog treats at the cashier. See Details