These dog-friendly hikes in Metro Vancouver offer breathtaking views


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There are a number of places to for a walk with your furry best pal in the Lower Mainland, but dog-friendly hikes offer more scenic outings.

What’s more, a hike will allow you and Fido to get in a good workout, as many of the region’s hikes offer heart-pumping inclines over steep terrain.

Check out some of the best Lower Mainland hikes that offer breathtaking views (to enjoy with your dog, of course).

Dog-Friendly Hikes


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This regional park allows dogs as long as they are kept on the leash at all times. What’s more, it offers a range of beautiful marshland vistas to observe as well as local wildlife. There is also the High Knoll viewpoint which offers a stunning place to observe the surrounding area.

Dog Mountain

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Group of hikers enjoying the panoramic view over the clouds from dog mountain in Vancouver on a sunny afternoon / Shutterstock

Dog Mountain offers an easy, short hike just off Seymour Mountain. In addition, the journey has a breathtaking view of Vancouver after a relatively minor incline. As the name hints, this is a dog-friendly area, so hikers are free to bring along their four-legged friends. However, they aren’t permitted off the leash.

Burnaby Mountain

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Sunset view from mountaintop, Burnaby Mountain, British Columbia, Canada / Shutterstock

Burnaby Mountain’s viewpoint offers scenic views of the Burrard Inlet, downtown Vancouver and the Indian arm. What’s more, there are a number of lovey trails to hike through on the mountain, which makes it an ideal place to get some exercise as well as soak in a marvellous panorama. In addition, residents of the Lower Mainland may access the locale from a number of buses. Doggos are allowed – but only on the leash.

Lighthouse Park

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There isn’t really ever a bad time for this incredibly beautiful spot. Not only does it have a beautiful lighthouse, but it offers beautiful rocky shores to walk along, as well as deep, lush woods. Best of all – this unique gem is a short drive from downtown Vancouver. Hikers will have to keep their pooches leashed, though.

Quarry Rock

Quarry Rock near Deep Cove offers an easy and short, yet incredibly beautiful outing for you and your pup. Not only will you have scenic view of the Indian Arm, but you will also enjoy weaving through the lush forest. A litany of boats dot the waters in the summer, which makes for an ideal place to spend some time enjoying the view.