Favourite Dog Trails

Blue Gentian Lake on the Brothers Creek Loop

A very dog friendly trail, this will take you 2.5 hours if you’re fit—3-4 hours is a normal walking pace. Wait until the sunny days of July through September after the Knee Knacker race, as there is a lot of deadfall that needs to be cleared after winter.

 

Whyte Lake Loop

After the Olympics, the city received funding to upgrade the Whyte Lake trail. The last 2 kilometres after the bridge are now classified as “dog on leash”. The main trail is an easy 30-45 minutes each way, but if you can get someone to show you the entry after the old (unused) highway bridge, you’re in for a beautiful walk through an arbutus grove on the cliffs.

 

Whytecliff Park Trail Loop

A very nice 2 kilometre loop to take the dogs and kids. You’ll see lots of old growth trees, granite and arbutus trees.

 

Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish

Dogs are permitted on the gondola for the same price as people ($10.00). This is a great Grouse Grind-type workout with stunning vistas, and you get to bring your dog! This is a 900 metre/4000 feet elevation climb, so don’t wear your flipflop sandals! Start at the parking lot beside the gondola.

 

Seaview Walk

Start at the Gleneagles Rec. Centre or at the Cranley Drive entrance. It’s a super flat off-leash trail, with great views from above the cliffs surrounding Eagle Harbour with the smell of lilacs that run all along the trail.

 

Hay Park

Located off Inglewood Avenue between 17th and 19th streets, this is a great little off-leash park for dogs to have a nice visit and run through the creek if needed.

 

Lighthouse Park

The granddaddy of all off-leash parks! This is a fixture in West Vancouver that needs no introduction or explanation.

 

Kelowna Nordic Club Snowshoe Trails

Located near Big White Ski Resort, all of the snowshoe trails are dog-friendly and off-leash. The trails provide a fantastic time for pet and snowshoer! At the HWY 33 turnoff for Big White, keep going straight for 1 kilometre and the Nordic Ski and Snowshoe parking lot will be on your right (unmarked). The cost is $5.00 per person, per day, and dogs are free!IMG_3442

The picture is Ghetti having a great chase and play with Wolfie.

 

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