Dog off-leash areas

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Dogs are welcome in all of Vancouver's parks and must be on leash unless they are in a designated dog off-leash area.

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Owners are responsible for the actions of their dogs and must pick up and dispose of their dog's waste. Owners must also have a valid license for their dog. 

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Dog off-leash areas in Vancouver

Andy Livingstone Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash from 6:00am to 10:00pm in the fenced area. The park is located at 89 Expo Boulevard and Carrall St.

Balaclava Park dog off-leash area

Balaclava Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash from 7:00am to 10:00am and from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. The park is located between Carnarvon St and Balaclava St at W 29th Ave and W 31st Ave.

Charleson Park off-leash dog area in Vancouver

Charleson Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash in the grass bowl from 6:00am to 10:00am, year round. In the waterfall pond area dogs must be on leash from June to September, 10:00am to 5:00pm. They are allowed to be off leash from October to May, all day and from June to September before 10:00am and after 5:00pm. Charleson Park is located at 999 Charleson St.

Coopers Park off-leash dog area in Vancouver

Coopers' Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash on the grass field East of the Cambie St bridge from 6:00am to 10:00pm. The park is located at 1020 Marinaside Cres.

Crab Park at Portside dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash on the east side of the park from 6:00am to 10:00am and from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Dogs are not allowed within 15m of the playground. Waterfront access. The park is located at 101 E Waterfront Rd.

Small jumping through a hoop at Devonian Harbour dog park in Vancouver

Devonian Harbour Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash from 6:00am to 10:00pm. The park is located at 1929 W Georgia St (at Denman St).

Dusty Greenwell Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash from 5:00am to 10:00am and from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. The park is located at 2799 Wall St.

Emery Barnes Park off-leash dog area in Vancouver

Emery Barnes Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash from 6:00am to 10:00pm. Fenced area with water fountain. The park is located at Davie St and Richards St.

Everett Crowley Park off-leash dog area in Vancouver

Everett Crowley Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash all day on the inner trails. The park is located 8200 Kerr St.

Molly at Falaise dog park in Vancouver

Falaise Park dog park

Except the area beside the school, dogs are allowed to be off leash from 5:00am to 10:00am and from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. In the area beside the school, dogs may be off-leash between 5:00am and 8:00am. The park is located 3434 Falaise Ave.

Fraser River Park off-leash dog area in Vancouver

Fraser River Park dog park

In the west side of Fraser River Park, dogs are allowed to be off leash all day, all year. In the east side of the park, dogs are allowed to be off leash all day from October 1 to April 30 and on leash from May 1 to September 30. Dogs must be on leash at all times in the Riparian area. Waterfront access. The park is located at 8705 Angus Dr at the corner of W 75th Ave and Angus Dr.

Fraserview dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash from 5:00am to 10:00am and from 5:00pm to 10:00pm in the area between Rosemont Ave (on the north), Kerr St (on the east), Vivian Dr (on the west), and just south of the lane (on the south). The golf course is located at 8101 Kerr St.

George Park off-leash dog park in Vancouver

George Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash from 6am to 10am and from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Dogs are not allowed within 15m of the playground. The park is located at 500 E 63rd Ave west of St George St.

Hadden park off-leash dog area in Vancouver

Hadden Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash between May 1 and September 30 from 6:00am to 10:00am and 5:00pm to 10:00pm and between October 1 and April 30 from 6:00am to 10:00pm. Waterfront access. The park is located at 1905 Odgen St at Chestnut St.

John Hendry Park (Trout Lake) off-leash dog area in Vancouver

John Hendry (Trout Lake) Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash from 5:00am to 10:00pm. The boundaries are from the north end of the lake, the ball field on the west, the football field on the east, and the lake to the south. Waterfront access. The park is located at 3300 Victoria Dr.

Jones Park off-leash dog area in Vancouver

Jones Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash from 5:00am to 10:00am and from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Dogs are not allowed within 15m of the playground. The park is located at 5350 Commercial St.

Killarney Park off-leash dog area in Vancouver

Killarney Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash from 5:00am to 10:00am and from 5:00pm to 10:00pm from Labour Day until June 14th. From June 15th until Labour Day, dogs are allowed to be off leash from 5:00am to 10:00pm. The park is located at 6205 Kerr St. The boundaries are from the west side of the park between E 46th Ave on the north and E 48th Ave on the south, Raleigh St to the west and the walkway along the east at the parking lot.

Kingscrest Park off-leash dog area in Vancouver

Kingscrest Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash from 5:00am to 10:00am and from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. The park is located at 4150 Knight St. The boundaries are between E 27th Ave on the south, King Edward Ave on the north, and Dumfries St on the east.

Locarno Beach Extension off-leash dog area in Vancouver

Locarno Park Extension dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash on the east side of the park from 6:00am to 10:00am. Dogs are not allowed on the playground side of the park. The park is located at NW Marine Dr and Trimble St, one block south of the beach between Trimble St and Sasamat St.

Musqueam Park off-leash dog area in Vancouver

Musqueam Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash from 6:00am to 10:00pm. The park is located at 4000 SW Marine Dr at Marine Dr and Crown St.

Nat Bailey Stadium off-leash dog area in Vancouver

Nat Bailey Stadium dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash from 6:00am to 10:00pm. The off-leash area is located at 4601 Ontario St on the west side of Ontario St.

Small and new friends at Nelson dog park in Vancouver

Nelson Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash from 7:00am to 9:00am. Gated off-leash area. Dogs are not allowed inside the school yard fence. The park is located at 1030 Bute St.

Skye and Mike at New Brighton dog off-leash area in Vancouver

New Brighton Park dog park

Dogs are allowed off leash May 1 to September 30 from 5:00am to 10:00am and October 1 to April 30 from 5:00am to 10:00pm. Waterfront access. The park is located at 3201 New Brighton Rd between Windermere St and Nootka St and E Waterfront Rd.

Oak Meadows Park off-leash dog area in Vancouver

Oak Meadows Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash in the designated area from 6:00am to 10:00pm. The park is located at 899 W 37th Ave at Oak St.

Molly at Queen Elizabeth Park dog park in Vancouver

Queen Elizabeth Park dog park

Dogs are allowed off leash in the designated area from 6:00am to 10:00pm. The park is located at 4600 Cambie St off E 37th Ave and Columbia St.

Quilchena Park off-leash dog area in Vancouver

Quilchena Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash between 6:00am and 10:00pm. The park is located at 3590 Magnolia St between W 33rd Ave and Pine St.

Southeast False Creek dog off-leash area in Vancouver

Southeast False Creek Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash in the northwest corner of the park. Fenced park with separate area for small dogs. The park is located at 215 W 1st Ave between Columbia St and W 1st Ave.

Frances and dogs at Spanish Bank dog park in Vancouver

Spanish Banks Beach Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash between 6:00am and 10:00pm. Waterfront access. The park is located at 4900 NW Marine Dr near the entrance to Pacific Spirit Park.

Sparwood Park off-leash dog area in Vancouver

Sparwood Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash between 5:00am and 10:00am and between 5:00pm and 10:00pm. The park is located at 6998 Arlington St.

Stella, the mastiff, at Stanley Park dog off-leash area in Vancouver

Stanley Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash in the gated area between 7:00am and 9:00pm. The off-leash area is located in the shuffleboard court area.

Strathcona Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash from 5:00am to 10:00am and 5:00pm to 10:00pm. The park is located at 857 Malkin Ave. The off-leash boundaries are from Prior St on the north, Hawks Ave on the west, Malkin Ave on the south, and the tennis courts north of Prior on the east. A small area north of the all-weather field at the corner of Prior St and Raymur Ave also allows dogs to be off leash.

Sunrise Park dog park

Dogs are allowd to be off leash in the designated areas from 5:00am to 10:00am and from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. The sports field and playground are off limits to dogs. The park is located at 1950 Windermere St.

Sunset Beach Park off-leash dog area in Vancouver

Sunset Beach Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash from 6:00am to 10:00pm. Waterfront access. The park is located at 1204 Beach Ave in the bay behind the Vancouver Aquatic Centre east of the ferry dock.

Sunset Park off-leash dog park in Vancouver

Sunset Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash from 6:00am to 10:00pm. The park is located between Prince Edward St and E 53rd Ave.

Tecumseh Park off-leash dog area in Vancouver

Tecumseh Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash from 5:00am to 10:00am and from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. The playground is off limits to dogs; the rest of the park allows dogs to be off leash. The park is located at 1751 E 45th Ave.

Valdez Park off-leash dog area in Vancouver

Valdez Park dog park

Dogs are allowed to be off leash from 6:00am to 10:00am and from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. The park is located between Balaclava St at W 22th Ave.

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