With plenty of wide-open parks, miles of winding trails and a population full of active people, it's no surprise that Vancouver is known for being a dog-lover's city.
Ranked #1 in the top 10 in DogFriendly.com's annual ranking of the best dog-friendly cities in North America, Vancouver has proven to be a place that is welcoming to everyone, including pets.
For visitors who love to travel with furry friends, there are dozens of local hotels that welcome pets. In fact, many of the finest hotels in the city open their arms to four-legged customers. Be sure to call your hotel before your arrival for complete information regarding their pet policies.
Know the Regulations for Bringing Your Pet
In Canada, the National Animal Health Program sets the import requirements for bringing your pet into Canada. Be sure to check the regulations before travel and give yourself enough time to obtain the required documentation.
Pet-friendly Accommodation in Vancouver
The following accommodation providers are pet-friendly. Please call the property to check their specific policies.
Off-leash Parks in Vancouver
Vancouver's well behaved canine population can take part in special off-leash privileges during specific times at selected Vancouver Parks. Please check the parks listed below for off-leash times. The designated off-leash times and parks (or areas within parks) are not exclusively for dogs but are to be shared with all park users. Owners are responsible for the actions of their dogs, including picking up and disposing of their waste.
|Park ||Address ||Off-Leash Hours |
|37th Ave. and Oak St. Park ||37th Ave. & Oak St. ||6 - 10 am & 5 - 10 pm |
|Balaclava ||30th & Balaclava ||7 - 10 am & 5 - 10 pm |
|Charleson Park ||6th Ave. & Laurel St. ||6 - 10 am & 5 - 10 pm |
|Coopers Park ||False Creek ||6 - 10 am & 5 - 10 pm |
|Dusty Greenwell Park ||Wall St. & Kaslo St. ||6 - 10 am & 5 - 10 pm |
|Falaise Park Falaise ||Worthington & Grandview Hwy. ||6 - 10 am & 5 - 10 pm |
|Fraser River Park ||75th Ave. & Angus Dr. ||6 - 10 am & 5 - 10 pm |
|Fraserview Golf Course Perimeter ||61st Ave. & Wales Rd. ||6 - 10 am & 5 - 10 pm |
|George Park ||63rd Ave. west of St. George St. ||6 - 10 am & 5 - 10 pm |
|Heather Park ||18th Ave. & Heather St. ||NO OFF LEASH DOGS DUE TO PARK BEING GIVEN A REST PERIOD |
|Nat Bailey Stadium ||(Area between Stadium & Racquet club) |
Ontario St. north of 37th Ave
|6am to 10 pm |
|Jones Park ||37th Ave & Victoria Dr. ||6 - 10 am & 5 - 10 pm |
|Killarney Park ||45th Ave, Kerr & Carleton St. ||6 - 10 am & 5 - 10 pm |
|Kingscrest Park ||26th Ave. & Knight St. ||6 - 10 am & 5 - 10 pm |
|Locarno Park ||Locarno Park 1st & Belmont, |
Sasamat & N. W. Marine
|6 - 10 am & 5 - 10 pm |
|Musqueum Park ||Marine Drive & Crown St. ||6 - 10 am & 5 - 10 pm |
|Nelson Park ||Bute & Nelson St. ||6 - 8 am & 5 - 10 pm |
|Portside Park ||Main St. overpas ||6 - 10 am & 5 - 10 pm |
|Quilchena Embankment ||33rd & Cypress St ||6 - 10 am & 5 - 10 pm |
|Queen Elizabeth Park ||off 37th Ave. west of entrance roadway; ||6 - am to 10 pm |
|Spanish Banks ||west of concession ||6 am to 10 pm |
|Sparwood Park ||Arlington St. south of 49th Ave. ||6 - 10 am & 5 - 10 pm |
|Strathcona Park ||Venables St. & Raymur Ave. ||6 - 10 am & 5 - 10 pm |
|Sun Rise Park ||Windermere, Rupert, 3rd & 5th Aves ||6 - 10 am & 5 - 10 pm |
|Sunset Beach ||Bay 4 Beach Ave from Burrard Bridge ||6 - 10 am & 5 - 10 pm |
|Sunset Park ||Prince Edward, 51st & 53rd Ave. ||6 - 10 am & 5 - 10 pm |
|Tecumseh Park ||43rd - 45th Ave, Commerical St. ||6 - 10 am & 5 - 10 pm |
|Trout Lake Park (north End of Park, between parking lot & lake, bridge to grandstand) ||13th & 19th Aves, Victoria & Templeton ||6 - am to 10 pm |
|Valdez Park ||22nd & 23rd Ave. west of Balaclava St. ||6 - 10 am & 5 - 10 pm |
|Vanier Park ||west of Maritime Museum Parking lot ||6 - 10 am & 5 - 10 pm |