Pets are welcome at all regional parks and regional trails.

Dogs

traildogPause to consider this simple canine courtesy:

  • Protect nature by keeping your dog away from wildlife and sensitive areas
  • Always respect others who might not welcome your dog’s attention
  • Watch that your dog is under control, in sight, and on a leash where required
  • Scoop your dog’s poop and take it to the trash
  • Download the PAWS in Parks pamphlet to learn why canine courtesy matters

Dogs-On-Leash Areas

traildog-bikeDogs are required to be on a leash at:

Seasonal Prohibition Zones

parkdogsDogs are not allowed to be on a designated beach or picnic area between June 1 and September 15, except to pass through on a leash, without stopping. These are the dog restriction zones:

Protect Your Pets from Natural Hazards

doglake-stickParks are natural areas that may present hazards to park visitors and their pets. It is difficult to anticipate when or where potential natural hazards may occur in regional parks. To protect your pets and the natural environment, dogs need to be under control and within your line of sight at all times in regional parks, and on leash where required.

Examples of common hazards to pets include:

  • poisonous mushrooms
  • moulds growing on decomposing matter, such as feces, grains, and nuts (mycotoxins)
  • unstable or slippery terrain
  • high and fast-moving water in streams and ditches
  • encounters with wildlife
  • blue-green algae (cyanobacteria)

To learn more about blue-green algae visit these sites:

Horses

horse-traildogThere are a number of designated horse riding trails for equestrians. Horse riders are allowed on rural sections of CRD regional trails:

Horse are allowed on designated bridle or multi-use trails in these regional parks:

Follow these simple habits on the trails:

  • Keep manure to trail edge
  • Be alert and visible-wear reflective gear
  • Use caution at road crossings

Sharing the Trail with Horses

  • Hikers and cyclists must yield to horses
  • Leash dogs immediately when approaching horses, for the safety of the horse and horse rider, and dog and dog owner

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