Off Leash Dog Areas

The sun is out and many residents are wondering where they can take their dog for an off-leash romp in the park. Certain areas around North Cowichan are designated as off-leash areas where responsible dog owners can let their pooch run, play and enjoy a social environment. Owners are reminded that these areas are not exclusively for dogs and are shared with all users; supervision of your off-leash pup is important so that all users have a positive experience. 

The Animal Control Bylaw allows dogs to be off leash in the following areas; please note date restrictions apply in some areas:

  1. Chemainus Lake Park;
  2. Herd Road Park;
  3. Osborne Bay Park;
  4. Somenos Dog Park;
  5. Fuller Lake Park boat launch area where designated by signs;
  6. Chemainus Ball Park, from September 1 to March 15;
  7. Kin Beach Park foreshore, from October 1 to June 15; and,
  8. Maple Bay Beach foreshore, from October 1 to June 15.
  9. Wul'aam' (Echo) Park; and
  10. Within the Municipal Forest Reserve