Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in British Columbia

If your dog likes to ruff it, bring Fido hiking in British Columbia. Our dog friendly hiking section includes everything from easy one-hour walks to fantastic overnight trips in British Columbia that won’t be soon forgotten. Seriously, go take a hike!

Pet Friendly Pacific Spirit Regional Park
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
Pet Friendly Courtenay Air Park
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
Mama Bears Trail of Tears A beautiful forest trail maintained by the Cumberland Forest Society and popular with local dog owners. Located off Comox Lake Road in the Cumberland Community Forest. See Details
Botanical Beach Botanical Beach is a sightseeing marine destination located on the west coast if Vancouver Island near Port Renfrew. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on leash... black bear and cougar may be present See Details
Alice Lake Provincial Park Alice Lake Provincial Park is pet-friendly. Surrounded by towering mountains, dense forests and grassy areas, there are four fresh water lakes to enjoy. Dogs must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed on the Alice Lake Trail, beach, playground or picnic areas See Details
Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge is a dog-friendly bridge within a 617-acre forest in North Vancouver, BC. Fearless Fido is welcome to join you as you cross the narrow suspension bridge 50 meters above the forest floor. Be aware that when several people are on the bridge at the same time, it will be prone to swaying! Once you brave the crossing, you will be rewarded with three trails to choose from- one takes you to a swimming area, another to Twin Falls, and the last option brings you to Rice Lake. See Details
Glacier National Park Glacier National Park in Rogers Pass, BC, is dog-friendly. Scale its heights following trails pioneered by legendary Swiss mountain guides, take a gentle stroll amid moss-draped old-growth cedars or hike through alpine meadows strewn with lichen-covered boulders. Dogs are welcome if they are leashed, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. The park is open year-round; valley trails open in May, while upper-elevation trails are snowed-in into early July. Day-use areas open in June, and campgrounds open in late June. The ski season is November to April. See Details
The Butze Rapids Loop Trail The Butze Rapids Loop Trail is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome on this easy hike. There are some hills, coastal rainforest pathways and a viewing platform. The loop will bring you right back where you started. Depending on the season you go you will see different kinds of flora and fauna. The Butze Rapids are a natural feature due to the tide around Kaien Island, which causes Fern Passage to reverse on each tide. See Details
Kootenay National Park Kootenay National Park is a dog-friendly park in Radium Hot Springs, BC. Leashed dogs are welcome to accompany you as you hike. The prime season for hiking runs from July through mid-September. There are short hikes, day hikes, and multi-day hikes to enjoy with Fido. See Details
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve is a dog-friendly natural attraction in Queen Charlotte, BC. The peak season for visitors is between June & September where access is provided by boat or plane only. Fido isn't allowed to disembark on all islands within the preserve, but in permitted areas dogs can explore with their owner if kept on a leash. A rich, remote landscape steeped in history, Gwaii Haanas welcomes you to explore ruins from the ancient Haida village sites. Popular activities include one-day guided boat trips, to extended kayaking adventures. For additional guidance about visiting with Fido, please visit this link: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/voyage-travel/regles-rules/chien-dog. See Details
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is a dog-friendly park in Ucluelet, BC. Leashed dogs are welcome to accompany you on the beaches and trails, with the exception of the West Coast Trail and Broken Group Islands. There are many trails Fido can enjoy with you that range from easy paths to steep slopes. See Details
Othello Tunnels Othello Tunnels is a dog-friendly hiking trail in Hope, BC. Leashed dogs are allowed on the 3.5 kilometer gravel trail. The easy round-trip hike will take you through the old railway tunnels and as such, flashlights are recommended. There are a few picnic tables near the parking area that are available seasonally. Rock falls and landslides are common in this area, so check the park's website in advance for closures or safety warnings. The trail is closed during the winter months. See Details
Mount Revelstoke National Park Mount Revelstoke National Park is pet-friendly. You'll find lots of different hikes to choose from once you drive to the top of this national park. Dogs are not allowed on the shuttle van, but are welcome on the lower slopes of Mount Revelstoke, but must remain on a leash at all times. Off-leash dogs can disturb and injure wildlife or trigger aggressive responses from predators such as bears. Clean up any mess that your pooch leaves behind. See Details
Gulf Islands National Park Preserve Gulf Islands National Park Preserve is a dog-friendly natural attraction in Saturna Island, BC. Spanning fifteen islands between Washington State and Vancouver Island, water surrounding the Gulf Islands are teeming with seals, otters, orcas and pods of porpoises. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you when exploring Gulf Islands National Park Preserve and should always be kept at a safe distance from wildlife. Hike to mountaintop viewpoints or kayak across sheltered waterways to lagoons with rare birdlife. A visit to the white sand beaches of Cabbage Island, or challenging hike to Mount Warburton Pike - the highest elevation in the Gulf Islands- are two highly recommended activities. For additional guidance about visiting with Fido, please visit this link: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/voyage-travel/regles-rules/chien-dog. See Details
Moore's Meadow Nature Park Moore's Meadow Nature Park is pet-friendly. This 60-hectare nature park is situated within a glacial kettle, a unique geological feature formed after the ice age. The park also boasts a forested hillside area and open meadow. You can let your pooch off-leash in the meadow to play. Dog owners are reminded to preserve the cleanliness of the park by cleaning up any waste that their pups leaves behind. Moore's Meadow is a popular winter destination for cross-country skiers and snowshoers. The park can be accessed every day of the week from 8am to 11pm. See Details
Cliff Gilker Park Cliff Gilker Park is a 149-acre dog-friendly woodland area in Roberts Creek, BC. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on the forest trails at this popular park. There are several waterfalls to view and there are picnic sites where you can rest with Fido. See Details
Yoho National Park Yoho National Park is pet-friendly. Named for a Cree expression of awe and wonder, Yoho lies on the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on the awesome hiking trails that wind around the mountains. For the safety and comfort of the wildlife in the park, dogs must remain leashed at all times. See Details
Golden Ears Provincial Park Golden Ears Provincial Park is one of the largest parks in the province. The extensive system of trails within the park provides an excellent opportunity for hiking and horseback riding. During the summer, Golden Ears Provincial Park is extremely popular, especially on weekends. Visitors are advised that the park is subject to periodic closure to day-users and/or boaters when the day-use and/or boat launch parking lots fill to capacity. Pets must be kept on a leash no longer than 2 metres (6-1/2 feet) at all times. Pets to stay out of beach areas and park buildings, unless the area is designated “Pets Permitted” by a sign. See Details
Salt Spring Island Hiking Trails Salt Spring has incredible hiking trails that are dog friendly. Three of our hikes take you and your dog up to mountain summits with spectacular views over the Southern Gulf Island of British Columbia in Canada. Trails vary from Easy short hikes in beautiful rainforests and along country road trails to moderate hikes through groves of Arbutus, Garry Oak and Popular trees to difficult hikes up rock and root laden paths up our mountains. See Details
Kenna Cartwright Park Over 40 km of off-leash trails spread over 800 hectares. Owners can hike or mountain bike with their dog on single and double-track trails. See Details
Kanaka Creek Regional Park Coastal rainforest, waterfalls and sandstone cliffs are a big draw in this regional park. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed and under control at all times. Please scoop your dog’s poop and dispose of it properly. The park features Canyon Trail and Riverfront Trails. Please note the park has extensive bear habitat and the animals that live here are wild and unpredictable. See Details
North Alouette Regional Greenway BringFido for a walk along this scenic pathway past farmland, wetlands and forest. You will find views of the North Alouette River and the spectacular Coast Mountain Range. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed and under control at all times. Please scoop your dog's poop and dispose of it properly. See Details
Cottonwood Island Nature Park Cottonwood Island Nature Park is pet-friendly. This trail system is open year-round. A 32-hectare park part of the Heritage River Trail System, connects a number of other parks along the Nechako and Fraser rivers. The trails wind along the Nechako River's shoreline. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trail, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Campbell Creek Nature Park Campbell Creek Nature Park is pet-friendly. Featuring off-leash trails and several small access points to the South Thompson River, this is a picturesque place to take your pooch for a wander. There's a small dirt parking lot next to Fountain Tire and the Lafarge Road Bridge, too. See Details