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Pup & At ‘Em: Best Vancouver Dog Trails for Your Traveling Canine

June 22nd, 2023

If you’re visiting Vancouver with dog-in-tow, then you’ll be pleased to know that Vancouver is a very dog-friendly and trail-abundant locale. Best of all, you won’t miss out on the city’s epic scenery as most of our recommended trails are also undeniably West Coast. So get the leash on and your pooch’s Instagram account cued up and head on out.

Dog-Friendly Trails and Parks

Stanley Park: Stanley Park is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Vancouver and only a short stroll from Fairmont Pacific Rim. The park offers several trails of varying lengths and difficulties as well as a handful of picturesque beaches. In fact, be sure to visit our concierge to learn more about RunGo, which offers scenic audio-guided Stanley Park routes, available directly on your phone.

Lynn Canyon Park: Lynn Canyon Park is located in North Vancouver and is perfect if you’re looking for more of a hike. The park has several trails, including the popular Lynn Loop Trail, which is a 5.1-kilometer loop that offers stunning views of the park, rugged waterfalls and the surrounding mountains. The park also has a suspension bridge that is a popular attraction, but keep in mind that dogs are not allowed on the bridge.

Pacific Spirit Regional Park: Pacific Spirit Regional Park is a large rainforest-like park located in the west part of Vancouver, toward the University of British Columbia. The park offers over 75 kms of trails, including the popular Salish Trail, which is a 3.7-kilometer loop.

Mount Seymour Provincial Park: Mount Seymour Provincial Park is located in the mountains north of Vancouver and offers several hiking trails that are dog-friendly. The park is known for its beautiful views of the city and the surrounding mountains, and it is a great place to go for a day trip with your dog. Popular trails include the Dog Mountain Trail and the Mystery Lake Trail.

Baden Powell Trail: The Baden Powell Trail is a long-distance hiking trail that spans from West Vancouver to Deep Cove. The trail is named after Lord Baden Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts, and it is a popular spot for hiking and trail running. The trail is dog-friendly, but keep in mind that some sections can be quite challenging, so it is best to research the trail and choose the section that is best for you and your dog.

With travels of varying lengths and difficulties, there truly is something for every canine visitor to our beautiful city. Just remember to follow the rules and regulations of the parks and trails, and always clean up after your furry friend to ensure that these beautiful spaces remain accessible to everyone.


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