Dog off-leash running in park

Dog off-leash areas

Red bins for dog waste

Place your dog waste in the red bins provided at select city parks.

Part of our dog waste collection pilot project.

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

Dog etiquette in parks

You are responsible for the actions of your dog. You must:

  • Pick up and dispose of your dog's waste
  • Have a valid licence for your dog 

 Animal Control Bylaw enforcement takes place at all parks and beaches throughout the year. If you don't follow the bylaw, you may be fined between $250 and $2,000.

Find dog lessons and classes

Learn about responsible dog ownership

Help us plan a strategy for dogs in parks

Couple with dog in park

People, Parks, and Dogs strategy

People, Parks, and Dogs, a strategy for sharing Vancouver parks, will provide a framework for well-planned and designed parks that accommodate all park users and minimize conflict. Learn more and find out how to provide feedback.

Find a dog off-leash area in Vancouver

Location, hours, amenities, and restrictions

Downtown core ‚Äč

(West of Main Street, North of False Creek)

West Vancouver 

(West of Main Street, North of 41st Avenue)

East Vancouver 

(East of Main Street, North of 41st Avenue)

South Vancouver

(South of 41st Avenue)

Dogs at the beach

Dogs are welcome to cool off at these off-leash areas with water access. Please don't bring your dog to public beaches. 

Off-leash areas with water access

By City of Vancouver

 

  • Charleson Park

    By City of Vancouver

  • CRAB Park at Portside

    By City of Vancouver

  • Fraser River Park

    By City of Vancouver

  • Hadden Park

    By City of Vancouver

  • John Hendry (Trout Lake) Park

    By City of Vancouver

  • New Brighton Park

    By City of Vancouver

  • Spanish Banks Beach

    By City of Vancouver

  • Sunset Beach Park

    By City of Vancouver

People, Parks, and Dogs strategy