25 Awesome Vancouver Dog Parks

Vancouver dog parks are a great summer activity for you and your dog. There are some great on leash and off leash options to consider.  The key is you get to enjoy the sun while your dog plays. Providing your dog with a healthy amount of exercise and play is critical for its health and will also help with behaviour.

Without further ado here is an exhaustive list of Vancouver dog parks with location, hours of operation, and a brief description of what they are like. You can also check out our posts on awesome Vancouver dog activities for all the best dog beaches and dog-friendly patios, and the top 10 best Vancouver dog trails.

Where To Take Your Dog In Vancouver 

(West of Main Street, North of False Creek)

1. Andy Livingstone Park

Location: 89 Expo Blvd (At Carral St)
Off-leash hours: 0600-2200hrs
Amenities: Fenced

Minutes away from Main St Skytrain Station, this park has a little something for everyone. Rarely are the fields empty of soccer, rugby, or people working out. There is a park for kids to play at and get some exercise, and of course there is the off-leash area.  This park is an excellent place to meet new doggie friends!

2. Cooper’s Park

Location: 1020 Marinaside Cres (east of the Cambie St Bridge)
Off-leash hours: 0600-2200hrs

That Yaletown life is a good life to live. Cooper’s Park is a brightly lit, very green park right on the edge of the seawall. With lovely views of the marina, your dog will have a blast with all their new best friends.

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3. Devonian Harbour Park

Location: 1929 W Georgia St
Off-Leash hours: 0600-2200hrs
Amenities: Fenced

In the heart of Coal Harbour, this is a great place for your dog to run free! And, what’s more is that this park will provide ample opportunity for people watching! Don’t get too distracted by all the people walking along the seawall though, you need to keep an eye on your pup!

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4. Emery Barnes Park

Location: Davie St X Richards St
Off-leash hours: 0600-2200hrs
Amenities: Fenced, water fountain

Right in the thick of all the high-rise buildings, this park is a welcomed green patch. There is a park for kids to play at and a pretty cool water fountain too :).

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5. Nelson park

Location: 1030 Bute St
Off-leash hours: 0700hrs-2100hrs
Amenities: Fenced

The Nelson community garden and park is an excellent place to take your kids (human or dog). Surrounded by flowers in bloom, be careful no one gets stung by little bees!

6. Stanley Park

Location: Stanley park, shuffleboard court (off Lagoon Dr)
Off-leash hours: 0700-2100hrs
Amenities: fenced

Stanley Park is an obvious must-see when in Vancouver, whether you are a local or not, it is an excellent place to visit. If you hit up the dog park, it will be like you are in a beautiful forest far from the city, and yet, you won’t be. This area used to be where the shuffleboard court was, and it is right near the tennis courts (which means plenty of lost balls to throw!).

West Vancouver Dog Parks: 

(West of Main Street, North of 41st Avenue)

7. Balaclava Park

Location: 4594 Balaclava St
Off-leash hours: 0700-1000hrs and 1700-2200hrs

Oh so green and large! A park where sports are played and dogs run free (during the specified hours). Take your dog here if you are in the neighbourhood and your dog will definitely be happy.

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8. Charleson park

Location: 999 Charleson St
Off-leash hours: 0600-2200hrs

Note: dogs are not allowed in the duck pond, and dogs must be on-leash from June to September between 1000-1700hrs at the waterfall pond. In the winter months it can be quite muddy, consider wearing rain boots!

Absolutely one of the best Vancouver dog parks, in our opinion. This park offers the most incredible view of the city, it seriously can’t get better than this! There is plenty of room for your dogs to run around and play with each other. All the while, there is so much for you to look at as well! Take a deep breath of the fresh sea air and enjoy your time. Maybe stop by Mahony & Sons for a pint after!

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9. Locarno Park

Location: Belmont Ave X Trimble St

Off-leash hours: East half of the park — 0600-2200hrs

Note: dogs are not allowed on the playground side of the park

Just a couple of blocks away from the beach, this park is a quiet little nook for dogs to get their exercise. With plenty of trees to pee on, your dog will thoroughly enjoy their time here

10. Nat Bailey Stadium

Location: 4601 Ontario St
Off-leash hours: 0600-2200hrs

Near the hipster-chic Main st., Nat Bailey stadium park is a really cool place for dogs. Pretty heavily populated during baseball games though!

11. Oak Meadows Park

Location: 899 W 37th Ave
Off-leash hours: 0600-2200hrs

This park is the home of an ‘insect hotel’! Really cool place that is trying to help #savethebees. Incredibly well maintained, the paths and trees make this park a really special piece of land.

12. Queen Elizabeth Park

Location: 4600 Cambie St
Off-leash hours: 0600-2200hrs

Conservatory, gardens, pathways, sprawling greens… this park is a little slice of heaven in Vancouver. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the day! It is a beautiful area with incredible views of the city.

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13. Quilchena Park

Location: 4590 Magnolia St
Off-leash hours: 0600-2200hrs

This park is home to incredible views of the mountains and sprawling greenery. Lots of people will also play Frisbee here, so be aware of that. Ultimately, this is an excellent Vancouver dog park that is a must-see if you’re in the area!

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14. Southeast False Creek Park

Location: 215 W 1st Ave
Off-leash hours: all day

Amenities: fenced, areas for small dogs

Close to the Cambie bridge and Olympic village, this little park is a great little stop on your walk along the seawall! With public art, gardens, views of the city, and people watching — you can’t go wrong choosing this place for a pit stop!

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East Vancouver Dog Parks

Most of the dog parks we have covered so far have been on the west side. There are some cool parks on the east side s well. Lets kick it off with one of my personal favourites, Dusty Greenwall Park which has a nice view too :).

(East of Main Street, North of 41st Avenue)

 15. Dusty Greenwell Park

Location: 2799 Wall St
Off-leash hours: 0500-1000hrs and 1700-2200hrs

In a very industrial area, this not-so-little patch of greenery is a welcomed breath of fresh air. With really beautiful views, this Vancouver dog park is up there on the list!

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16. Falaise Park

Location: 3434 Falaise Ave
Off-leash hours: all areas (except beside the school): 0500-1000hrs and 1700-2200hrs

This park is right near the highway, which is always a nice perk! What’s more is that this park has great views of East Van and the mountains beyond! Bring your dog, pitch up a hammock in the many trees, or watch some little league baseball, whatever you choose —this park is a great spot!

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17. Jones Park

Location: 5350 Commercial St
Off-leash hours: 0500-1000hrs and 1700-2200hrs

Note: dogs are not allowed within 15m of the playground

A nice little park in a residential area. Bring the kids, the dogs, yourself and read a book. This a classic neighbourhood park with lots of trees and greens! Be aware, there have been a few coyote sightings.

18. Kingcrest Park

Location: 4150 Knight St
Off-leash hours: 0500-1000hrs and 1700-2200hrs

Super green, filled with trees, lots of areas to run, nice neighbourhood, an abundance of sports to be played… the list goes on!

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19. Strathcona Park

Location: 857 Malkin Ave
Off-leash hours: Off-leash hours: 0500-1000hrs and 1700-2200hrs

Lots of baseball is played here! If you and your pup are super into balls being thrown around, make sure to check it out. This is a great, and fun place to hangout!

20. Sunrise Park

Location: 1950 Windermere St
Off-leash hours: 0500-1000hrs and 1700-2200hrs

Notes: dogs aren’t allowed on the sports field or playgrounds

Catch a baseball game, drink some homemade lemonade (support the local economy), and play some fetch! This residential park is a beautiful little piece of green, just minutes away from the highway!

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South Vancouver Dog Parks

If you are in the southern part of Vancouver the following parks will likely be most convenient for you on a regular basis.

21. Everett Crowley Park

Location: 8200 Kerr St
Off-leash hours: all day

This park is so beautiful and an amazing place to take your dogs for some much needed fresh air. Also, there are incredibly well maintained trails and you can get some really good views.

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22. Fraserview Dog Park

Location: 8101 Kerr St
Off-leash hours: 0500-1000hrs and 1700-2200hrs

Can’t go wrong with this choice of dog park! With lots of room to run around and make friends, your dog will be very happy here!

23. George Park

Location: 500 E 63rd ave
Off-leash hours: 0600-1000hrs and 1700-2200hrs

Notes: dogs aren’t allowed within 15m of the playground

This dog park is nestled in to a residential area and very close to Langara Golf Course! A great little spot to watch the sunset or hangout with your dog.

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24. Killarney Park

Location: 6205 Kerr St
Off-leash hours: 0500-1000hrs and 1700-2200hrs

Killarney park is underrated and looks incredible no matter what the season is. The trees look beautiful every time of year, and even though your dog may not appreciate it, you sure will! The colours on these trees are incredible.

25. Tecumseh park

Location: 1751 E 45th Ave
Off-leash hours: 0500-1000hrs and 1700-2200hrs

Notes: dogs aren’t allowed within 15m of the playground

This park, like most of the Vancouver dog parks on the list, has a little bit of something for everyone! Children adore this park, and so do dogs! Also, it’s a great place to host events such as family reunion BBQ’s or birthday parties!!

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Dog Park Etiquette

Please be aware of the basic dog park etiquette when having fun with you dog! Mainly, pick up and dispose of your dog’s waste (red bins are for dog waste), have a valid licence for your dog, and don’t leave your dog unsupervised — make sure your dog is playing nicely with the other dogs.

As you can see, there are an abundance of Vancouver dog parks. Use this list to check out new spots all the time, or find your perfect park and go all the time! There are so many great places to take your dog, you really can’t go wrong!

-TheGoFetchTeam

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