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Dog Off-Leash Areas

Off Leash

Specific off-leash areas have been designated in portions of the following parks. They are places where responsible dog owners can exercise and train their dogs off leash. These sites are not exclusively for dogs and are shared with all park users:

Note: The City is undertaking the construction of a new section of dyking for the Fraser River within Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park between Byrne Road and Tillicum Street. During the construction and site restoration period which has been extended until November 2011, the gravel parking lot accessed off of Byrne Road, and a portion of the adjacent dog off-leash area will be utilized for the stockpiling of the dyke fill material and will be unavailable for public use.

  • Byrne Creek Dyke trail (year round)
    Picnic Meadow (lawn north of picnic shelters with restrictions*)
    Trial off-leash hours:
        October 1-April 30: No time restrictions, dawn to dusk
        May 1-September 30: Dawn to 9 AM and 6 PM to dusk

* Please respect the time restrictions posted at these off-leash areas.

Off-Leash Code

  • You must clean up and properly dispose of your dog's waste
  • You must be present and in verbal control of your dog at all times
  • Dogs must wear a valid license and have current vaccinations
  • Dogs must be leashed before and after using the off-leash area
  • You must have a leash in hand at all times while your dog is running free
  • If your dog exhibits aggressive behaviour, you must leash it immediately
  • You are responsible for any damage or injury inflicted by your dog
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