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6 Vancouver Parks To Take Your Dog For A Walk This Summer

Dog Parks of Vancouver

With all the good weather we’ve been getting, this means one thing: summer is just around the corner! And our four legged friends love it just as much as we do.  Here are a couple of the top parks around the city that you want to visit with your best friend.

Dog Parks of Vancouver

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Trout Lake Park / John Hendry Park
Many people like walking their dogs here, so it’s a great place for Buddy to make some friends. There’s a lake in the middle of the park, and a dog park on one side of it.


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Spanish Banks Dog Park
Spanish Banks allows your dog to be off-leash in the dog park, which can only mean one thing…  dogs!! On the beach!! Swimming!! The view here is magnificent, as well.


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Pacific Spirit Regional Park
There are trails here that sometimes require your dog to be leashed. Pacific Spirit Regional Park is a great place for long walks (think at least 3 hours) with Buddy– a great way to ensure that he’ll be tired out for the next few days.


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Stanley Park
Stanley Park requires your dog to be leashed most of the time, but it’s still worth a visit. It’s a huge park, with many trails for you and your dog to go on. My dog loves the trails that lead to Beaver Lake! There is an off-leash area off Lagoon Drive.
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Deer Lake Park

Deer Lake Park is a quaint and beautiful place to go for a walk with your dog. There isn’t an off-leash area, but it’s a good place especially if your dog is a sniffer– this park is home to lots of geese and squirrels!



UBC is beautiful in the summer! There is everything a dog would love– squirrels, sunshine and a lot of potential for a long walk. The campus won’t be crowded then, so head there with your pup!


If you get any good pictures of your pup on your walks, use the hashtag #604pets on Instagram to be featured on the next 604 Pets post!


Guide by Sarah C

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