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7 dog friendly beaches in Vancouver

While beach days always involve fun and sand, where would we be without our canine companions? Luckily, Vancouver has got its fair share of dog-friendly beaches that you can enjoy with your furry pal.
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While beach days always involve fun and sand, where would we be without our canine companions? Luckily, Vancouver has got its fair share of dog-friendly beaches that you can enjoy with your furry pal.

7 Dog Friendly Beaches in Vancouver

By Vancouver Is Awesome

While beach days always involve fun and sand, where would we be without our canine companions? Luckily, Vancouver has got its fair share of dog-friendly beaches that you can enjoy with your furry pal.

  • Fraser River Park

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    Fraser River Park is an absolute dog haven, complete with an off-leash area, beach, water, and plenty of fun distractions for your canine companions to get into.

  • Ambleside Park

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    Although most of the area is not particularly dog friendly, Ambleside Park makes up for it all with an amazing off-leash path right along the water.

  • Spanish Banks

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    Rain or shine, expect some beautiful views at Spanish Banks. With an expansive beach area for your canine friends to enjoy, this is one of the most popular destinations frequented by dog owners.

  • Hadden Park

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    Hadden Park, otherwise known as Kitsilano Dog Beach is THE place for dog owners to meet other dog owners, providing an opportunity for both canines and owners to socialize with one another.

  • Crab Park at Portside

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    As Crab Park is situated right next to Vancouver's industrial port, you'll be treated to a diverse array of sights while your furry friends romp around the beachfront.

  • Trout Lake

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    Located east of Commercial Drive, Trout Lake is a welcome escape from the urban happenings in the area surrounding it. It's definitely a prime spot to take your canine pals during an evening stroll.

  • Sunset Beach

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    While the whole of Sunset Beach may not be a designated off-leash zone, the spot just below the Burrard Bridge is, and makes for a convenient stop for downtown locals and their dogs.

Once you're done at the dog beach and you've got a phone full of photos of your pooch, why not submit them to our Dogtown Vancouver feature where we profile our readers' pooches? HERE is the archive of over 400 Vancouver dogs and HERE are the instructions on how to get yours featured.