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Mapping Vancouver's Top 10 Dog Parks

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Finding a dog friendly rental building in Vancouver can be hard, but it's definitely not impossible, especially since Vancouver is well known to be one of the most dog friendly cities in Canada. But once renters find that perfect apartment, isn't it also important to know where the nearest dog park is for your furry friend? There's lots of greenery in Vancouver but those bylaw officers take no remorse when handing out tickets for not being in designated doggie areas. Alas, we have compiled a list of the top ten dog parks in Vancouver's popular neighbourhoods. From Gastown, to Coal Harbour, onwards to Yaletown and the West End, there are some pretty fantastic dog friendly parks in close proximity to rental apartments. Here are our top picks.

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1. Hadden Park

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1905 Ogden Ave, Vancouver
BC, Canada
(604) 257-8400

Maybe the most picturesque park in the city, Hadden Park sits between Vanier Park and Kits Beach. The dogs get to hang out on the beach and swim if they please, while the owners can hang out on the logs lining the beach.

2. Sunset Beach Dog Park

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1204 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
BC V6E 1V3, Canada

West End renters can take advantage of Sunset Beach dog park. There are off leash advantages and pups can play in the water!

3. Devonian Harbour Park

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1929 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
BC V6G, Canada

Perfect for Coal Harbour renters, Devonian Harbour Park has an off leash area for pups and some of the best city and harbour views for their owners.

4. Nelson Park

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1030 Bute St., Vancouver
British Columbia V6E 1Y7, Canada

West Enders may have a hard time finding a pet friendly apartment, but once they do, Nelson Park is a popular destination. There is an off leash area as well.

5. Emery Barnes Park

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Davie Street & Richards Street, Vancouver
BC V6B, Canada

Yaletowners also get Emery Barnes Park which recently expanded to include an off leash section. It's made of gravel but your pooches won't mind if they are running wild and free.

6. Charleson pPark

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Charleson Road, Vancouver
BC V5Z, Canada

Definitely a False Creek gem, this park is great for dog owners that live in Fairview. Bonus points: the expansive views of downtown.

7. Cooper's Park

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1020 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver
Canada, Canada

Yaletown renters get the luxury of having Cooper's Park within walking distance for their furry friends.

8. Southeast False Creek Dog Park

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2nd Avenue, Vancouver
British Columbia V5Y 0A2, Canada

Perfect for renters in the Village, this off leash dog park is located waterfront and right next to all the condo developments. The seawall is located adjacent to the park, so it's easy to leash the dog and take him for a stroll when he gets tired of hanging out with his friends.

9. Crab Park

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101 E Waterfront Rd, Vancouver
BC, Canada

Located on the edge of Gastown in East Vancouver is Crab Park which is a popular park among dog owners and one of the closest in the Gastown neighbourhood.

10. Strathcona Park

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857 Malkin Avenue, Vancouver
BC V6A, Canada

Perfect dog park for those Chinatown/Science World renters who want to get out of the hustle of downtown.

1. Hadden Park

1905 Ogden Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Maybe the most picturesque park in the city, Hadden Park sits between Vanier Park and Kits Beach. The dogs get to hang out on the beach and swim if they please, while the owners can hang out on the logs lining the beach.

1905 Ogden Ave, Vancouver
BC, Canada

2. Sunset Beach Dog Park

1204 Beach Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6E 1V3, Canada

West End renters can take advantage of Sunset Beach dog park. There are off leash advantages and pups can play in the water!

1204 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
BC V6E 1V3, Canada

3. Devonian Harbour Park

1929 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6G, Canada

Perfect for Coal Harbour renters, Devonian Harbour Park has an off leash area for pups and some of the best city and harbour views for their owners.

1929 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
BC V6G, Canada

4. Nelson Park

1030 Bute St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1Y7, Canada

West Enders may have a hard time finding a pet friendly apartment, but once they do, Nelson Park is a popular destination. There is an off leash area as well.

1030 Bute St., Vancouver
British Columbia V6E 1Y7, Canada

5. Emery Barnes Park

Davie Street & Richards Street, Vancouver, BC V6B, Canada

Yaletowners also get Emery Barnes Park which recently expanded to include an off leash section. It's made of gravel but your pooches won't mind if they are running wild and free.

Davie Street & Richards Street, Vancouver
BC V6B, Canada

6. Charleson pPark

Charleson Road, Vancouver, BC V5Z, Canada

Definitely a False Creek gem, this park is great for dog owners that live in Fairview. Bonus points: the expansive views of downtown.

Charleson Road, Vancouver
BC V5Z, Canada

7. Cooper's Park

1020 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver, Canada, Canada

Yaletown renters get the luxury of having Cooper's Park within walking distance for their furry friends.

1020 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver
Canada, Canada

8. Southeast False Creek Dog Park

2nd Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 0A2, Canada

Perfect for renters in the Village, this off leash dog park is located waterfront and right next to all the condo developments. The seawall is located adjacent to the park, so it's easy to leash the dog and take him for a stroll when he gets tired of hanging out with his friends.

2nd Avenue, Vancouver
British Columbia V5Y 0A2, Canada

9. Crab Park

101 E Waterfront Rd, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Located on the edge of Gastown in East Vancouver is Crab Park which is a popular park among dog owners and one of the closest in the Gastown neighbourhood.

101 E Waterfront Rd, Vancouver
BC, Canada

10. Strathcona Park

857 Malkin Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6A, Canada

Perfect dog park for those Chinatown/Science World renters who want to get out of the hustle of downtown.

857 Malkin Avenue, Vancouver
BC V6A, Canada