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Leash Optional Areas in Saanich

For any questions or issues involving dogs in Saanich, please contact the Saanich Pound at (250) 475-4321. VACS does not provide services to Saanich and has posted this information for convenience only.

Dogs are permitted to be off leash in Saanich parks EXCEPT the following:

 

Royal Oak Burial Park
Dogs must be leashed.

Lochside Trail within Blenkinsop Lake area
Dogs must be leashed.

Cedar Hill Park
Dogs must be leashed within the park. There are NO dogs allowed within 50m of King's Pond, unless they are on the perimiter trail where they must be leashed.

Swan Hill Christmas Lake Nature Sanctuary
There are no dogs allowed.

Quick's Bottom Lands
There are no dogs allowed.

Rithet's Bog
There are no dogs allowed except on perimiter trail where dogs must be leashed.

Cadboro Bay-Gyro Park and the public beach at Cadboro Bay
There are no dogs allowed during the months of May through August except before 9am.

Whitehead Park
There are no dogs allowed during the months of May through August.

Cordova Bay Beach
During the months of May through August, there are no dogs allowed in the area lying between the southerly boundary of Cordova Bay Park and the northerly boundary of the Walema Avenue right-of-way, except before 9am.

Mount Douglas Park
On Mount Douglas Park Beach and the section of Mount Douglas Park bounded by Cordova Bay Road, Ash Road, Douglas Creek, the natural boundary of the ocean and the northwesterly boundary of the park, during the months of May through August, there are no dogs allowed except on the asphalt road surface lying to the northwest of the picnic area between the two gates.

Any school or college grounds
Dogs must be leashed.

Within 10m of any playground equipment in any regional or municipal park
Dogs must be leashed.