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

Woman and girl on beach with a brown and a white dog playing in the water

People, Parks, and Dogs

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

Find a dog off-leash area in Vancouver

Location, hours, amenities, and restrictions

Off-leash dog parks

Location

Off-leash hours

Amenities

Restrictions

Andy Livingstone Park

89 Expo Blvd 

(At Carral St)

6:00am to 10:00pm

Fenced

 

Coopers' Park 

1020 Marinaside Cres

(The grass field east of the Cambie St Bridge)

6:00am to 10:00pm

 

 

 

CRAB Park at portside

101 E Waterfront Rd

(East side of the park)

  • 6:00am to 10:00am
  • 5:00pm to 10:00pm

 

Dogs are not allowed within 15 metres of the playground. 

Devonian Harbour Park 

1929 W Georgia St 

(At Denman St) 

6:00am to 10:00pm

Fenced

 

Emery Barnes Park 

Corner of Davie and Richards streets

6:00am to 10:00pm

  • Fenced
  • Water fountain

 

Nelson Park

1030 Bute St

7:00am to 9:00pm 

Fenced

Dogs are not allowed inside the school yard.

Stanley Park

Stanley Park's shuffleboard court area

(Off Lagoon Dr)

7:00am to 9:00pm

Fenced

 

Sunset Beach Park

Bay behind the Vancouver Aquatic Centre

(East of the ferry dock)  

6:00am to 10:00pm Water access  

Off-leash dog parks

Location

Off-leash hours

Amenities

Restrictions

Balaclava Park

4594 Balaclava St 

(Near Balaclava St and W 31st Ave)

  • 7:00am - 10:00am
  • 5:00pm - 10:00pm

 

 

Charleson Park

999 Charleson St

Grass bowl:

  • 6:00am to 10:00pm

Waterfall pond:

  • October to May, all day
  • June to September, 5:00pm - 10:00am

 

Dogs are not allowed in the duck pond.

Dogs must be on-leash from June to September between 10:00am and 5:00pm a the waterfall pond.

Hadden Park

1905 Ogden Ave

(Ogden Ave at Chestnut St)

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  • 6:00am to 10:00am
  • 5:00pm to 10:00pm

October to April 30:

  • 6:00am to 10:00pm

Water access

 

Locarno Park

Belmont Ave and Trimble St

(East half of the park: one block south of the beach between Trimble St and Sasamat St)

East half of the park:

  • 6:00am to 10:00pm

 

Dogs are not allowed on the playground side of the park.

Nat Bailey Stadium 

4601 Ontario St

(One block north of E 33rd Ave on the west side of Ontario St)

6:00am to 10:00pm

 

 

Oak Meadows Park 

899 W 37th Ave 

(At Oak St)

6:00am to 10:00pm

 

 

Queen Elizabeth Park

4600 Cambie St

(Off E 37th Ave and Columbia St)

6:00am to 10:00pm

 

 

Quilchena Park

4590 Magnolia St

(Between W 33rd Ave and Pine St)

6:00am to 10:00pm    

Southeast False Creek Park

215 W 1st Ave

(Between Columbia St and W 1st Ave)

All day

Fenced with a separate area for small dogs.

Dogs are allowed to be off leash in the northwest corner of the park.

Spanish Banks Beach Park

4900 NW Marine Dr

(Near the entrance to Pacific Spirit Park)

6:00am to 10:00pm

Water access

 

Valdez Park 

3210 W 22nd Ave 

(Balaclava St at W 22nd Ave)

  • 6:00am to 10:00am
  • 5:00pm to 10:00pm
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Off-leash dog parks

Location

Off-leash hours

Amenities

Restrictions

Dusty Greenwell Park 

2799 Wall St 

  • 5:00am - 10:00am
  • 5:00pm - 10:00pm

 

 

Falaise Park 

3434 Falaise Ave 

All areas, except beside the school:

  • 5:00am to 10:00am
  • 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Beside the school:

  • 5:00am to 8:00am

 

 

John Hendry (Trout Lake) Park 

3300 Victoria Dr 

(Between the lake, the ball field, and the football field)

5:00am to 10:00pm

Water access

 

Jones Park

5350 Commercial St 

  • 5:00am to 10:00am
  • 5:00pm to 10:00pm

 

Dogs are not allowed within 15 metres of the playground.

Kingscrest Park

4150 Knight St 

(Between E 27th Ave, E King Edward Ave, and Dumfries St)

  • 5:00am to 10:00am
  • 5:00pm to 10:00pm

 

 

New Brighton Park 

3201 New Brighton Rd 

(Between Windermere St and Nootka St and E Waterfront Rd)

May 1 to September 30:

  • 5:00am to 10:00am

October 1 to April 30:

  • 5:00am to 10:00pm.

Water access

 

Strathcona Park 

857 Malkin Ave 

(Prior St, Hawks Ave, and Malkin Ave)

(Northeast corner of Strathcona Park, north of the all-weather field at the corner of Prior St and Raymur Ave)

  • 5:00am to 10:00am
  • 5:00pm to 10:00pm

 

 

Sunrise Park 

1950 Windermere St 
  • 5:00am to 10:00am
  • 5:00pm to 10:00pm
 

Dogs are not allowed on the sports field and playground.

Off-leash dog parks

Location

Off-leash hours

Amenities

Restrictions

Everett Crowley Park

8200 Kerr St 

(On the inner trails)

All day

 

 

Fraser River Park

8705 Angus Dr 

(At W 75th Ave and Angus Dr)

West side: 

  • All day, all year

East side:

  • All day between October 1 to April 30

 

Dogs must be on-leash in the riparian area of the park.

From May 1 to September 30, dogs must be on-leash in the east side of the park.

View a map of these areas 

Fraserview Dog Park

8101 Kerr St 

(Between Rosemont Ave, Kerr St, Vivian Dr, and south of the lane along Vivian Dr)

  • 5:00am to 10:00am
  • 5:00pm to 10:00pm

 

 

George Park

500 E 63rd Ave 

(E 63rd Ave west of St. George St)

  • 6:00am to 10:00am
  • 5:00pm to 10:00pm

 

Dogs are not allowed within 15 metres of the playground.

Killarney Park

6205 Kerr St 

(Between E 46th Ave, E 48th Ave, Raleigh St, and the walkway along the east at the parking lot)

Labour Day to June 14:

  • 5:00am to 10:00am
  • 5:00pm to 10:00pm

June 15 to Labour Day

  • 5:00am to 10:00pm

 

 

Musqueam Park 

4000 SW Marine Dr 

(At Marine Dr and Crown St)

6:00am to 10:00pm 

 

 

Sparwood Park 

6998 Arlington St 

  • 5:00am to 10:00am
  • 5:00pm to 10:00pm

 

 

Sunset Park

300 E 53rd Ave 

(At Prince Edward St and E 53rd Ave)

6:00am to 10:00pm

   

Tecumseh Park 

1751 E 45th Ave 
  • 5:00am to 10:00am
  • 5:00pm to 10:00pm
  Dogs are not allowed within 15 metres of the playground.

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