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Dog Friendly Beaches in Canada

Please help keep these beaches dog friendly:
Never leave your dog unattended.
Always keep your dog on a leash or under voice control.
Always clean up after your dog!



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ALBERTA
No dog beach listings at this time.

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BRITISH COLUMBIA

British Columbia Provincial Parks
Some provincial parks in British Columbia offer special off-leash or swimming areas for dogs.

Canoe: Herald Provincial Park
Dogs on a leash are allowed in a designated beach area east of the boat launch (along the lakeshore beside the boat launch parking lot). Pets are not permitted in any other beach areas.

Chilliwack: Cultus Lake Provincial Park
There are beach areas set aside for pets at the Shale Beach area between the Jade Bay boat launch and the Entrance Bay day-use and also in the Shale Beach area between the Maple Bay boat launch and the Maple Bay day-use.

Douglas Lake: Fintry Provincial Park
There is a designated pet beach located between the two public swim areas. Pet Beach Map

Maple Ridge: Golden Ears Provincial Park
Dogs on a leash are allowed in only two beach areas: at the North Beach day-use area near the outflow area of Gold Creek into Alouette Lake and at the Alouette (South Beach) day-use area between the boat launch and the canoe rental shop, which is accessible from parking lot #1.

Nelson: Kokanee Creek Provincial Park
There is a dog beach located beside the boat launch at the northeast end of the park.

Oak Bay: Willows Beach
Dogs are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from October 1 to May 1.

Oak Bay: McNeill Bay Beach
Oak Bay Council has approved a pilot project to expand the hours dogs are allowed on McNeill Bay Beach throughout the summer months. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach from sunrise to sunset. Dogs will be prohibited from Kitty Islet and McMicking Point, areas near the beach that will be reserved for families to use.

Osoyoos: Haynes Point Provincial Park
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the pebbly pet beach found on the narrow, tree lined part of the spit just before the campground. Pets are not allowed in any other beach areas or park buildings.

Revelstoke: Blanket Creek Provincial Park
A signed dog beach is located out on the reservoir. Dogs are allowed off-leash in this designated area only.

Tofino: Chesterman Beach
Chesterman Beach is one of the longer, larger sandy beach destinations closest to the community of Tofino, BC on Vancouver Island, Canada. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Vancouver: Fraser River Park
Dogs are allowed off-leash on the west side of Fraser River Park all year, all day. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the east side of Fraser River Park all day from October 1 to April 30 and on leash all day from May 1 to September 30. The Riparian Area is on leash at all times.

Vancouver: Spanish Bank West
Dogs are allowed to be off leash between 6:00am and 10:00pm. Waterfront access. The park is located at 4900 NW Marine Dr near the entrance to Pacific Spirit Park.

Vancouver: Sunset Beach
Dogs are allowed off-leash from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the bay behind the Vancouver Aquatic Centre east of the ferry dock.

Vancouver: City of Vancouver Dog Off-Leash Areas
Dogs are welcome in all Vancouver Parks. Special off-leash privileges are available during specific times at selected locations.

Vancouver: Vanier Park
Dogs are allowed off-leash from May 1 to September 30: 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; October 1 to April 30: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Vernon: Ellison Provincial Park
Sandy Beach is a pet beach accessed from the trail leading out of the campground between sites 11 and 12. Pets are not permitted in any other beach areas besides Sandy Beach.

Vernon: Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park
Dogs on a leash are only allowed on Pebble Beach accessed from the Crest Trail and the eastern end of Cosens Bay. A pet beach is accessed from the upper parking lot along the Crest Trail. Pets are not allowed in any other beach areas.

Victoria: Gonzales Beach
From September 1 to May 31 of each year, dogs are permitted off-leash on the public beach within the municipality. At all times, dogs on the public beach must be under the supervision and discipline of their owner. No dogs are permitted on the public beach between June 1 and August 31. To get here from downtown Victoria take Fairfield Road east to Beach Drive. Follow Beach Drive to Gonzales Beach and park in designated areas.

Whistler: Alpha Lake Park
Alpha Lake Park is at the southern end of the valley in the Creekside. Dogs are allowed off-leash before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m. in the main park and all day in the designated dog area.

Whistler: Lost Lake Park
Lost Lake Park can be found just off Lost Lake Road. Canine Cove is a sandy beach spot available all day and night for pooches.

Whistler: Rainbow Park
Rainbow Park is located on the west side of Whistler Valley just off Alta Lake Road. This park features a dog-specific beach called Barking Bay. Dogs are allowed off-leash before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m. in the main park and all day in the designated dog area.

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MANITOBA
No dog beach listings at this time.

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NEW BRUNSWICK

Campobello: Roosevelt Campobello International Park
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on park grounds, but not in park buildings.

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NEWFOUNDLAND
No dog beach listings at this time.

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NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
No dog beach listings at this time.

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NOVA SCOTIA
No dog beach listings at this time.

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NUNAVUT
No dog beach listings at this time.

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ONTARIO

Pets in Ontario's Provincial Parks
Pets are allowed in all parks – with the exception of designated campground areas in Awenda, Balsam Lake, Pinery and Voyageur and Achray, Canisbay, Mew Lake and Pog Lake campgrounds in Algonquin. Pets must be on a leash not exceeding 2 metres (6 feet) in length and are not permitted in swimming areas or on beaches or roofed accommodation sites. Many parks offer pet exercise/beach areas.

Cambridge: Valens Conservation Area
Your dog can take a swim at the Pet Beach which is located next to the playground. Dogs are not allowed on the area of the beach where people swim.

Grand Bend: Pinery Provincial Park
"Dog Beach" is located at Picnic Area 1. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times - even on the beach.

Penetanguishene: Awenda Provincial Park
The park has a pet beach where you can walk your dog. Dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after.

Port Burwell: Port Burwell Provincial Park
Located 26 km south of Tillsonburg on Lake Erie. At Port Burwell Provincial Park a dog must be on a leash at all times even at your campsite. Dogs are allowed in a designated area at the beach (east of beach parking lot #1).

Prince Edward: Sandbanks Provincial Park, Prince Edward, ON K0K 2T0
The park contains three beaches: Outlet Beach, Sandbanks Beach, and Dunes Beach. Sandbanks Beach is on the Lake Ontario side of the dunes. There is a designated dog beach area off to one side of the most popular swimming areas. The Outlet Beach is the closest beach to the main entrance of the park. At the southern part of the beach near the mouth of the Outlet River is a designated pet area.

Terrance Bay: Neys Provincial Park
Located 28 km west of Marathon on Highway 17. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on a section of the beach and in the campgrounds.

Toronto: Cherry Beach/Clarke Beach
Located on the north shore of the Outer Harbour at the foot of Cherry Street, this beach features ample parking, is located on the Martin Goodman Trail and receives TTC bus service during the beach season. A designated off-leash dog area is located along the beach’s western boundary.

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PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Bedeque: Chelton Beach Provincial Park
Chelton Beach is a day use park featuring a supervised beach. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

Souris: Souris Beach Provincial Park
Souris Beach is a day use park featuring an unsupervised beach. The beach is open from June 13 - September 11 Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

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QUEBEC
No dog beach listings at this time.

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SASKATCHEWAN
No dog beach listings at this time.

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YUKON
No dog beach listings at this time.

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