Seasonal Off-Leash Beach Access for Dogs

A Follow-up Survey!

In 2018, initial public engagement was carried out that sought public feedback on increasing the municipality's designated seasonal, off-leash beach areas for dogs. Based on this input, three additional locations were added as seasonal, off-leash foreshore areas in North Cowichan on a trial basis from January 1 to June 15, 2021, and October 1 to December 31, 2021.

The three trial locations include:

  • Chemainus - Vista Grande Stairs to Cook Street
  • Crofton - Crofton Beach Park Foreshore
  • ​Genoa Bay - Pender Road

During this trial period, we wanted to know: how has it been going? A survey was open in May-June 2021, and again in October 2021 to hear your feedback. The survey is now closed, and we thank you for sharing your feedback. The results of the survey will be summarized and presented to Council in late 2021 when they will consider whether to permanently add these locations to North Cowichan’s list of permitted off-leash areas.