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

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.

Find a dog off-leash area in Vancouver

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Location, hours, amenities, and restrictions

Dogs in parks resources

People, Parks, and Dogs

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