The sun is beginning to shine in Victoria BC, and there’s no better time to get outdoors with your dog. While there are so many beautiful locations around the city for a walk, if you’re looking for a location with a little more freedom, an off-leash dog park is your best bet! Give your dog the chance to explore in an area that is safe, and filled with other pups to play with.
After exploring every park in the city, today we’re sharing Dog Nation’s top off-leash dog parks in Victoria, BC.
Clover Point Park Downtown
Located along the iconic Dallas Road seaside walkway, this is the perfect spot for your dog to meet new friends, run, and play, with stunning views that make it the ideal place for any fur-parent to spend an afternoon. Located close to Beacon Hill Park and Cook Street Village (where you can treat your pup at local pet store Paws on Cook), this off-leash dog park is a great starting point for an exploration through Victoria’s favourite outdoor landmarks.
UVic Dog Park Gordon Head
Centrally located at the University of Victoria, this park provides open fields surrounded by a forested area, and is a friendly environment for both dogs and their owners. While the fields can be perfect for a roll in the mud during the winter, the warmth that summer brings make this a perfect, wide-open area for runs - without the mess.
MacAulay Point Park Esquimalt
Off the beaten path in Esquimalt, MacAulay Point Park is a treasure trove of unique landmarks that are just as fun for dogs to explore as it is for their owners! From rocky beaches and tall grass fields, to abandoned war bunkers and breakwater paths - there is truly something for everyone! Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll along the water, or are in the mood to hike around and explore, this park is the perfect fit.
Thetis Lake Park View Royal
The go-to spot for families, outdoor enthusiasts, and active dog owners, Thetis Lake provides seemingly endless trails through the forests of Thetis Lake Park. With the chance for your dog to hike up hills, plunge into the lake, and meet other pups along the way, there are opportunities to stop and play at one of the many beaches along the paths. While the summer months bring a flood of beach-goers and hikers to the park, the size of the trails means there is always a place to run and explore!