Dog off-leash running in park

Dog off-leash areas

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

Dogs are only allowed at beaches with designated off-leash areas.

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 spread awareness

Download a printable poster (739 KB) about the importance of leashing your dog.

Find a dog off-leash area in Vancouver

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Location, hours, amenities, and restrictions

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Our strategy for creating safe, engaging park spaces for people with and without dogs.