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

As we begin the second trial period, we want to know: how has it been going? 

Later this year, Council will consider whether to permanently add these locations to North Cowichan’s list of permitted off-leash areas, but first – we want to hear from you! We invite you to complete a short, online survey that will help inform Council's decision. 

Your feedback is important to us. The survey closes November 1, 2021.