Dog Parks in the Tricities

Photo by John Biehler

Visit any park in the V3H and you’re sure to see a dog or fifteen. We love our furry friends, and who can blame us? Dogs make wonderful companions. However, problems can sometimes arise when dogs and people interact. I have two small children, and so I am always a little wary of strange dogs.

Dogs need to run, we all know that. In local parks and public places, however, human patrons take precedence and dogs need to be on leashes. To accommodate our canine friends, local municipalities have designated off-leash areas to reduce any negative dog and human interactions. There are many of them to choose from locally.


  • Bramble Park [map]
  • Miller Park, eastern portion [map]
  • Mundy Park, on designated trails [map]
  • Ridge Park [map]
  • * Dogs defined as “vicious” in Coquitlam’s Animal Bylaw, including all pitbull and pitbull cross breeds, are prohibited from being off-leash even in designated off-leash areas.

    For more information about Coquitlam’s off-leash areas, call Parks and Open Space Operations at 604.927.6226.

    Port Coquitlam

    The City of Port Coquitlam is developing its first dog off-leash area in Shaughnessy Park [map]. Construction took place in fall 2009 as weather permits, and Phase 1 of the project was scheduled to open in December or January. The extremely wet weather this winter postponed that somewhat, but the park is now moving along nicely and is near completion. The City hopes to open the park to the public in the next couple of weeks. The ‘official’ opening will happen later in the spring, following the Olympics and the Coast Meridian Overpass opening.

    For more information contact Ron Myers at 604.927.7920 or

    Port Moody

    Unfenced natural areas:

  • South end of Hugh Street [map]
  • East/West connector right of way trail in Bert Flinn Park [map]
  • Westhill Park, north end [map]
  • Fenced dog run:

  • Rocky Point Park [map]
  • For more information on Port Moody parks, call 604.469.4676.

    Wherever you go, off-leash or on, you should always clean up after your pet, and properly dispose of the waste.

    Do you have a dog? Any favourite dog parks or tips? Please share!

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    1. What about Burt Flynn off-leash park at the top of Heritage Mountain Blvd? That’s our fav spot!