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Say Nuth Khaw Yum Provincial Park, also known as Indian Arm Park, is a conservation park located in Vancouver B.C. that protects the shores of the 18km Indian Arm fjord. The 6,821 hectare park is a great destination if you are looking for a more challenging hike for you and your dog. The park is surrounded by old-growth forests, alpine lakes, numerous creeks and waterfalls, including the breathtaking 50m high Granite Falls. Pets must be on a leash at all times and are unfortunately not allowed in the beach areas or the park buildings. However, don’t let this discourage you from taking your dog to this amazing provincial park as there are plenty of trails that you and your pup can explore. Since not all aspects of the park are dog friendly, you may have to visit this park on a separate occasion without your dog to fully experience the whole park. You can go off roading, kayaking, fishing, picnicking and even camping along the shorelines of Bishop Creek. Since the trails can be a bit rough and challenging, make sure to occasionally check on your dog’s paws for any cuts and also make sure they are able to keep […]
Say Nuth Khaw Yum Provincial Park
Minnekhada Regional Park is a natural park in Coquitlam, B.C. and is approximately a 1 hour drive from downtown Vancouver. Head over to this park for a nice day trip with your dog. The park is over 200 hectares featuring trails, rock knolls, marshes, forest areas, plenty of birds and other wildlife. There are many trails to explore varying in difficulty but all of them should be doable for you and your furry pal. The trails are either gravel or packed dirt trails. Since there are lots of different trail options, consider booking a whole day off if you would like to explore the whole park. While on the trails, make sure to keep your dog on leash at all times and do not let them swim in the marshes as they are protected wildlife areas. Bear sightings are also common in the park so make sure you exercise caution and follow all the signs. Also, remember that you should not feed or approach wildlife. One of the main attractions at this park is the High Knoll lookout which you and your pup can get to by taking the High Knoll trail. This trail does consist of some steep slopes […]
The Matsui Trail Regional Park in Abbotsford B.C. is a must see destination for water lover dogs and dog owners. The park is a 10 km long flat, linear park right by the Fraser River and features a gravel trail that is perfect for walking and horseback riding. The park also has big picnic tables, fire pits and beach access where you can also fish. Dogs do have to be on leash while on the park premises. However, if you have a longer leash, it would still be a great spot to let your pup run around and play in the water on the beach shoreline. While you walk through the park, you will be greeted with incredible views of the Cascade Mountains and some farmlands surrounding the area. About halfway through the trail, you will also see an old railway bridge that is a great spot to take photos with your dog. As mentioned earlier, the trail is frequented by horseback riders as well, so make sure to be extra cautious if you see them approaching, especially if your dog isn’t used to being around horses or is easily spooked. Also make sure that you have a tight grip […]
Kanaka Creek Regional Park is a 400 hectare park located in Maple Ridge B.C. Come to this park with your pooch and embark in an incredible nature hike with some amazing views. The coastal rainforest, waterfall, sandstone cliffs and converging creeks are just some of the highlights of this park. To explore the trails, your pup must be leashed at all times. Although the creeks may be shallow enough for your dog to play in, do keep in mind that many of the waterways are inhabited by salmon and trout that can be dangerous for your pup if ingested raw. Also be mindful of your dog eating plants as some of the plants may be toxic to them. There are two main trails you can choose to hike at this park. Canyon Trail is about 1.2 km and is a 30 minute walk (one way) from the Hatchery. This trail does have some challenging hills so consider your dog’s physical ability before taking on this trail. The Canyon Trail features sandstone canyons with a nice view of a gorgeous waterfall. To the east of the Canyon Trail are the Riverfront Trails. The Riverfront Trail is longer and an easier path […]
Cypress Provincial Park is a 3,012 hectare provincial park located in North Vancouver B.C. and offers tons of fun hiking opportunities for you and your pup all year round. Some activities you can take part in while visiting this provincial park are hiking, wildlife viewing, cycling, wilderness viewing, camping. You can also take advantage of some picnic tables with barbecue attachments for a nice family barbecue. Most of the trails are dog friendly as long as your dog is kept on the leash at all times. Yew Lake Trail is one trail that does not allow dogs due to the sensitive marsh ecosystem on that trail; seeing eye dogs however are welcome on this trail. The southern section of the park is accessible by road but the 9 km northern section is only accessible by hiking trails. The trails do vary quite a bit in length and elevation so make sure you do your research and find out which trail is the best for you and your pup. There are also winter hiking trails that are great for snowshoeing or just a nice winter hike. These trails are located in the backcountry area and are not patrolled so you will […]
Mount Seymour Provincial Park Mount Seymour Provincial Park is located about 15 kilometres north of Downtown Vancouver and is the perfect escape from the city. With an area of 35 square kilometres, the park boasts many fantastic trails, wildlife and viewpoints. In the summer, it is a great destination for hiking, picnicking, wildlife viewing and mountain biking. While on the trails, pets do have to be kept on leash at all times. The highlight of this park for dog lovers is the Dog Mountain trail. This trail is a fairly easy trail that features summit views extending to Vancouver city. In the winter time, it is a popular spot for snowshoeing with your pup by your side. The trail is about 2 km each way with minimal elevation so it’s perfect for snowshoe beginners and also perfect your snow loving pup. From the Mount Seymour Provincial Park parking lot, weave your way through the trees and head to the First Lake. From here, you and your pup will hike up to a viewpoint that offers incredible views of Mount Baker, Vancouver and other nearby mountains. If you have a smaller dog, or a dog with not much fur, make sure […]
Golden Ears Provincial Park is a 62,500 hectares park, and it is located at 24480 Fern Crescent, Maple Ridge, BC V4R 2S1, Canada.
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