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

People, Parks, and Dogs

People, Parks, and Dogs is a strategy for creating safe, engaging park spaces for people with and without dogs.

Dogs for the Environment

Would you like to see a positive change at your dog off-leash area? Find out how you can become an off-leash dog park steward!

Find a dog off-leash area in Vancouver

Location, hours, amenities, and restrictions

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