Top 5 Dog Friendly Neighbourhoods in Metro Vancouver

These Dog Friendly Neighbourhoods will keep your furry friends happy and healthy

It is important for your dog to have lots of exercise to keep them active and stimulated, and these dog friendly neighbourhoods throughout the Metro Region are the perfect places to live. Now more than ever dogs are a member of the family, and services are becoming catered to include pets. With the abundance of parks, trails, and the general active culture of British Columbia, it is the perfect environment to include a four legged member in your family. From dog beaches to doggy daycares, we’ve got your covered.

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#5 – Kensington-Cedar Cottage, East Vancouver

Kicking off our list of Dog Friendly Neighbourhoods is Kensington-Cedar Cottage, in East Vancouver. Sandwiched between Fraser Street and Nanaimo, this is an extremely diverse and low-density area of the city. With quiet side streets ideal for walking, this neighbourhood is highlighted by Trout Lake (3360 Victoria Drive). Trout Lake has a large off-leash area for dogs that love to swim, as well as numerous walking trails around the lake. The only downside is that the dog area is not enclosed, so be sure that your dog’s recall is strong.

#4 – Olympic Village, Vancouver

The Olympic Village is a little slice of downtown, albeit without all the hustle and bustle. This neighbourhood makes the list of one of the top Dog Friendly Neighbourhoods due to the large enclosed dog off leash area found in Hinge Park. This dog park combined with the False Creek Seawall and Habitat Island make this an ideal dog destination.

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#3 – Burke Mountain, Coquitlam

One of favourite neighbourhoods and the home of The Macnabs Team, Burke Mountain is extremely dog friendly. With the newly minted enclosed off-leash area in Leigh Park, there are also the wealth of hiking trails in Pinecone-Burke Provincial Park, and Minnekhada Regional Park. Also close by is Good Dog Ranch which offers extensive training programs, doggy daycare, boarding, and grooming services.

#2 – Guilford/Fraser Heights, Surrey

These two areas have been combined as number two on our list of dog friendly neighbourhoods due to their quiet suburban design, but mainly because of Tynehead Regional Park. The park as a whole encompasses 260 hectares through meadows and wetlands. However, the shining feature is the 6 acre off leash area. This is enclosed, but it is a very large area so you will need to have a strong recall with your pooch. As the largest enclosed off leash area in Metro Vancouver, it is definitely worth the toll on the Port Mann!

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#1 – Moody Centre, Port Moody

Moody Centre, and Port Moody as a whole, tops our list of dog friendly neighbourhoods. The Moody Centre area is home to Uptown Dawg and the K9 Social Club for all of your playcare, grooming, and boarding needs. Also in the area is Rocky Point Ice Cream, which offers a tasty ice cream cone made specifically for dogs. Rocky Point Park also has Port Moody’s only enclosed dog park. Further up the slopes of Heritage Mountain is Bert Flinn Park with kilometres of off leash trails.

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