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Dog Friendly Places

We are escaping the fireworks July 3rd & 4th with our beloved border collies. (One of them is very, very scared of the fireworks.) We are staying at the Third House Inn. Any ideas/directions on dog friendly off leash areas would be greatly appreciated. The "girls" love the beach and the ball and are happiest when they are off leash. Thank-you in advance.

Lisa

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1. Re: Dog Friendly Places

I know that Pacific Spirit Regional Park has lots of trails and many of them are "zoned" as "Dog under control", which includes verbal control, so not necessarily leashed.

metrovancouver.org/services/parks_lscr/regio…

It is important for your dog's health and safety to keep them on the trail. There are Rough Skinned Newts in the park who, when disturbed, will exude a poison from their skin that, if licked by a curious dog, will make it very ill or even kill it. Dogs should not be allowed to run through the bush, snuffling under logs and rocks where these newts commonly live.

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2. Re: Dog Friendly Places

Jericho Beach off of 4th ave towards UBC has a dog area at the last parking lot you will come to before going up the hill. Depending on the tide, there can be more or less beach to run around on.

Also the city of Vancouver website may have a list of dog parks to visit. The good thing about Jericho is free parking, the bad thing is free parking, so it could get busy. But it is a great place to go.

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The Bad News is that the noise from the fireworks will still affect your skittish dog-4100 block W10th isn't far enough away for a dog not hear hear the bombast.

In addition the off-leash area @ Spanish Banks as mentioned is even closer and over run with fireworks gawkers from early evening on.

The closest place for a quiet time would be McDonald Beach Park in Richmond but dealing with the traffic to/from Richmond on fireworks nights is another story.

www.city.richmond.bc.ca/parks/off_leash.htm

Honestly you'd be better off heading somewhere up the Fraser Valley far from the city.

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4. Re: Dog Friendly Places

I was the under the impression there is no fireworks on the 3rd & 4th- just on the 1st- when you celebrate your day. Is this not the case? Help!

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5. Re: Dog Friendly Places

I think Sam was perhaps thinking of the fireworks that happen in Vancouver toward the end of July and was maybe thinking you were coming to town for those. There shouldn't be any fireworks here on the 3rd or the 4th. You should be fine.

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6. Re: Dog Friendly Places

Yes, Sam is confused.

Two very close, fantastic spots, are Lacarno beach and Spanish Banks West.

vancouver.ca/parks/…SpanishWest.htm

Here's a map

vancouver.ca/parks/info/dogparks/index.htm

Another great off-lease park is Hadden Park, adjacent to the Maritime Museam area. It's a great place for the dog to go for a swim. Just past there is Kits Beach, not off lease, but a great place to visit. Also Granville Island, a 15 minute walk in the opposite direction.

See picture (and scroll below for description)

moderndogmagazine.com/cityguides/vancouver

vancouver.ca/parks/…HaddenPark.htm

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7. Re: Dog Friendly Places

Yes the other fireworks in Vancouver are closer to August and involve a couple hundred thousand people steaming to the beaches to see them. Not really a dog event.

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8. Re: Dog Friendly Places

Not really a dog event but a dog of an event.

Have straightened out the confusion with OP via PM.

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9. Re: Dog Friendly Places

Thank-you for all your help and advice! And also thanks for not having any fireworks!! My girls thank-you too! Lisa

Any places we need to dine at while we are visiting?

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10. Re: Dog Friendly Places

We could write a telephone book's worth of restaurant recommendations - there are so many. :) Vancouver's well known for its restaurant scene, but it depends on what you like, the atmosphere you're seeking, etc. What kind of food do you like? Atmosphere? Budget? etc.