Dog Off-leash Areas

Find the best spots in Burnaby to exercise your dog off-leash

Please take a moment to read the rules for letting your pet play safely in Burnaby's parks.

Off-leash in Burnaby

Dogs on-leash are welcome in Burnaby’s parks and green spaces (with some exceptions). But if you want to give your dog more freedom, we have several sites where you can exercise and train your pet off-leash too.

Off-leash sites & times

Unless otherwise noted, all dog-off leash areas are open from dawn 'til dusk.

Trail and open area for off-leash with seasonal time restrictions. 

May 1-September 30
Weekdays: dawn-10 am and 6 pm-dusk
Weekends & Holidays: dawn-10 am

October 1-April 30
No time restrictions, dawn-dusk

Address

8181 Barnet Rd
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Learn more about Barnet Marine Park

Open area and trail on Byrne Creek Dike with access year-round.

Address

7255 Mountbatten Street
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Learn more about Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park

Enclosed area with access year-round.

Address

3877 Eton St
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Two enclosed areas, one of which is for small dogs only, and a loop trail north of Penzance Dr with access year-round.

Address

250 Willingdon Ave
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Download the trails off-leash map

Learn more about Confederation Park

Enclosed area with access year-round.

Address

7480 McKay Ave
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Trail and open area with access year-round.

Address

7410 Morley Dr
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Trail and open area (hydro corridor and lawn area west of Ramsay Creek) with access year-round.

Address

8155 Wedgewood St
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Learn more about Robert Burnaby Park

Enclosed area with access year-round.

Address

7599 Mission Ave
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Learn more about Taylor Park

Enclosed area with access year-round a block away from the Piper Ave entrance of Burnaby Lake Regional Park.

Address
4252 Piper Avenue
Get directions

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Burnaby off-leash park rules

Off-leash areas are a great social meeting place for dogs to run, play and socialize with others. Thank you for following the rules.

  • Your dog must wear a valid licence and have up-to-date vaccinations.
  • Your dog must be leashed before and after using an off-leash area.
  • You must keep a leash in hand at all times while your dog is off-leash.
  • If your dog displays aggressive behaviour, you must leash and remove them from the off-leash area immediately.
  • You are responsible for any damage or injury caused by your dog.
  • Maximum 2 dogs per person.

Dogs aren't allowed in these park areas:

  • Beaches and nearby picnic areas–specifically at our shoreline and lake parks (Barnet Marine Park, Deer Lake Park, Burnaby Lake Regional Park and Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park)–for sanitary reasons.
  • Environmentally sensitive habitats such as the banks of the Brunette and Fraser Rivers; and the ponds, streams and marshland around Burnaby Lake and Deer Lake.
  • Any area of a Burnaby park where dog restriction signs are posted.

Please follow these guidelines when visiting Burnaby’s parks with your dog(s).

  • Don't allow your dog to approach strangers uninvited.
  • Make sure you're strong enough to restrain your dog on-leash in case if you need to.
  • Aggressive or “grumpy” dogs need to wear a muzzle.
  • For the safety of your dog and other dogs, don't leave them unattended.
  • Don't let your dog lunge for objects or food a child may be holding–they could accidentally knock them down.
  • Please be respectful of other dogs, especially smaller or older dogs.
  • Keep your dog on the trails to protect the natural environment and keep them from disturbing wildlife.
  • Make sure your dog doesn’t dig holes–especially at water edges and fields–so they don't disturb burrowing animals.

  • You must dispose of your dog’s waste. Look for the red disposal bins at most parks or drop it in the regular garbage bin.

Know your legal responsibilities for your dog

Burnaby Animal Control Bylaw 1991 (2021.1)

Here are some sections of the bylaw you should know:

  • Your dog must wear a valid licence at all times and have up-to-date vaccinations.
  • You're responsible for the actions of your dog. You need to keep them under control at all times.
  • Your leash can be up to 2 m (6 1/2 ft) long.
  • Your dog can't run free (un-leashed) on the street or in public places.
  • Leashing your dog to a pole or bike rack is illegal.
  • Pit bulls must wear a muzzle at all times–even when they're on a leash.

Animal control bylaw officers patrol Burnaby's parks and beaches. If you break a bylaw, you could be fined.

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