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 MaCaulay Point Park
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
Pet Friendly Derby Reach Regional Park
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
Jeep Tour to Harrison Hot Springs 'Jeep Tour to Harrison Hot Springs' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Aj. Hop in a jeep and tour amazing rivers, lakes and waterfalls along the journey, eventually arriving at Clear Creek Natural Hot Springs. Lunch is provided and dogs are welcome to come along. The experience lasts 8 hours and can accommodate up to 4 guests ages 18 and up. They request a minimum of 2 guests per trip. Rates start at $145 per person. 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
Dallas Road Park When it comes to off leash parks in Victoria, this is by far the most popular, especially when the sun shines. You'll meet every breed and most are very social. See Details
Linwood Park Off Leash Dog Area Fully fenced off-leash park features benches, a walking trail, and a drinking water and wash-off area for dogs. See Details
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
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
Chapters Their stores are dog-friendly across the country. They must be on a leash and well-behaved. The staff are very friendly and love when dogs come in. 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
Brookswood Dog Park The Brookswood Dog Park has the most open space out of the Langley dog parks with a gravel walking track around the perimeter of the park which is great exercise for yourself and your pup. The entire park is fenced and there are separate areas for large and small dogs. Poop bags available at the entrance, and there is a water hose near the bathrooms. 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
MacKenzie Beach This beach has various resorts, cabins, and campsites that back onto it, most of which are dog friendly. See Details
Capital Iron The store that has 'everything' and is pet friendly too boot. Whether it's fabrics, furniture, antiques or anything in between you'll find it at Capital Iron. The staff are all very affectionate towards pets. There is a watering bowl on the 2nd floor and usually K9 cookies at the check out. It's one of the few pet friendly stores in town that isn't specifically a pet store. 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
Rainbow Park Rainbow Park 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
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
Cedar Hill Corner This 11.8 hectare parcel of land is owned by the University of Victoria. It is being reserved for future development of the University, but over recent years it has acted informally as a well known off-leash dog park. 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
Seal Bay Nature Park Seal Bay Nature Park is a 1764 acre park with various trails and beaches including many off leash or leash optional trails. See Details
Trout Fishing with a Local Guide 'Trout Fishing with a Local Guide' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Matthew & Dawson. After being picked up from your Whistler accommodation, your hosts will equip you with waders and boots, and take you to the lake to search for fish. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 3 guests ages 12 and up. Guests 16 years of age and older must purchase a one-day angling license. The license must be printed and signed prior to pickup. It can't be saved to your phone. Rates start at $142 per person. 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
Hiking Treks in Strathcona Park 'Hiking Treks in Strathcona Park' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Heather and Allan. Hike with your pooch and witness stunning alpine views, picturesque lakes, valley views, while winding through the woodlands. Leashed dogs are welcome on this experience, but not allowed to stay overnight in the Airbnb. The experience lasts 6 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $60 per person. See Details