We’ve compiled a list of our best dog walks in and around the lower mainland of British Columbia.
When looking for the best dog walks – you’re at the right place. Our dog Lucy and her best furry friend Ash are very energetic, crazy, fun-loving Golden Retrievers and love to go on dog walks more than anything. Most Goldens share a brain as these two do and love to go for long dog walks, free-spirited runs in the park, roll messily in the mud and swim and dive in the waves at the beach. Does this sound like your dog? If so – here is a list of seven of our favourite dog walks to do on the weekends or any other time to help get your and your dogs’ crazies out. Don’t forget to bring your Portable Pet Shower to rinse off the mud and sand before putting your pups back into your vehicle!
Our Favorite Dog Walks starting with the best!
Elgin Heritage Park
This is on our favourite dog walks list for two reasons! Gorgeous Sunsets and a leisurely relaxing walk! We enjoyed this beautiful trail along the Nicomekl River and around the golf course so much that it was tough to share as we wanted to keep it to ourselves! The trail goes past the Historic Stewart Farm and has stunning views of the sunset. Great place to walk any time of the year! Our favourite time of the day to go is during the golden hour. Many shorebirds and barn owls live here, so it is crucial to keep your dogs on leash so that you don’t disturb them, especially when they are nesting. Don’t forget to bring your camera! For dog photography tips, check out this article here. This park is located in Sunny South Surrey http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/2205.aspx.
White Rock Beach – East Beach
Our Golden Retriever loves to swim and can’t get enough of running in the tide pools and rolling in the sand when the tide is out. This is by far her number one place to go! Best time – early mornings when the sun is coming up! Note that dogs are prohibited on the pier and promenade, so your best bet is to stick to the east beach. Located just off 8 Ave, White Rock
Mud Bay Park
Enjoy a long walk alongside the ocean with beautiful views of Mount Baker. If you look up you will see tons of Eagles nests. This is a sanctuary for herons, ducks, and migrating birds. You can walk up to 20 km on this walk! Great for running, biking, horseback riding, bird watching, and just enjoying the simple beauty of Boundary Bay. Note that dogs, bikes, and horses are not permitted on the shoreline trail from fall to early spring. Located at 3030 – 48 Avenue, Surrey
Campbell Valley Regional Park
Located in beautiful South Langley! This is a lovely area full of grassy meadows and beautiful trail loops. There are two off-leash dog areas as well for you to let your pups go – socialize and play with other puppies!
Burnaby lake has a service road where you can be in full sun. We like it because it’s not usually super busy with other people and dogs. Note that it is not an off-leash trail, and it is patrolled often. You also have the option to walk the path around the lake which is tree covered and lovely on a hot summer day as the shade is nice and cool for the dogs. This trail is busy with joggers and others so if you are looking for a more social event – this is it. It is located east of Vancouver on the edge of Highway #1 and near Lougheed Hwy.
Be prepared for lots of dogs and people. The trail is all along water and is run off from the mountains so it is clear, refreshing and clean for the dogs. At certain times of year, the current of the water can be very strong so watch for this. There is also a clearing available so that you can throw the ball. All in all this is a lovely spot and has plenty of trees and running water. It is located in North Vancouver – at 625 Mountain Hwy.
What to bring on your dog walks
Remember to bring fresh water and poop bags with you on your adventures. We use plastic-free Eco Poop Scoop bags to dispose of our pup’s waste. They are fantastic as they are made with paper and are the best for the environment. But please dispose of them correctly. Read more about the environmental impact of poop bags here. We would love to hear about your favorite places to walk your dogs. Leave a comment below to share!
About K9 Clean: Taking your dog for a walk is one of life’s simplest pleasures, but how do we keep the dirt, mud and sand out of our car and home after a walk, hike or run on muddy trails or a sandy beach? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a product that would rinse off those muddy paws on the go before loading our dogs into our cars to head home? There is! After years spent developing, designing, and product testing – the K9 Clean Portable Pet Shower was created. Order your Portable Pet shower today and stay tuned for new products coming soon!