Charleson Dog Park
Come for a dog-walk, stay for the cityscape! Located West of Granville Island along the False Creek promenade, this 17.5 acre park has something for everyone and their furry friend. The park stretches across the south bank of False Creek, boasting a playground, a sports field, a waterfall pond, and a sprawling off-leash dog park all facing the Yaletown skyline. Pathways delineate each section of the park, making it easy for families to migrate from playing on the playground to playing fetch with Milo. We recommend an evening stroll from Granville Island or Olympic Village to catch the sunset across Yaletown’s highrises before they light up for the night. Off-Leash Hours: 6:00 am-10:00 pm and Waterfall Pond On-Leash: 10:00 am-5:00 pm.
Spanish Banks Off Leash Dog Park
North Shore views meet Sea Shore fun at Spanish Banks. This Vancouver hotspot is the perfect place for any ocean-loving pup! The park’s off-leash area runs half a kilometer across the shoreline and includes both a dogs-only beach zone and an unfenced grassy area with shady willow trees. While high-tide is best left for hot summer days, low-tide offers year-round opportunities for your adventurous pooch to explore salty smells and endless tidal pools. Enjoy panoramic views of the mountains and downtown Vancouver.
Tucked beneath the Cambie Bridge along the North side of False Creek, Coopers Park is a local favourite among downtown dog owners. This popular spot features two small play structures for families and plenty of space for your four-legged friend to run wild, socialize, or hydrate at the park’s two dog fountains. Head west for a snack in Yaletown’s bustling neighborhood or kick back on the east stretch of the park for views of Science World and iconic rainbow Aquabuses.
Fraser River Park
If you are looking for a new area for your cuddly canine, this hidden gem might be your new favourite spot. Escape city life and check out this quiet secluded location just below SW Marine Drive in Vancouver’s Marpole area. You and your pup can enjoy an on-leash walk along the park’s boardwalk before switching over to the off-leash area for grass, sand and a cool dip in the river. Be mindful of signage as the park offers both on-leash and off-leash areas. Free parking, waste bags and disposal bins all available!