Vancouver is an active and dog-friendly city, which means four-legged friends are welcome just about everywhere here. From off-leash parks to doggy daycare and even dog-friendly patios, here are our top 5 places to take your dog in Yaletown.
Emery Barnes Park
Emery Barnes Park is an urban oasis right in the heart of downtown. Here, you’ll find lush green lawns, well-maintained pathways, and water fountains for both dogs and humans. The fenced off-leash area is open daily from 6AM to 10PM.
Coopers Park hugs the seawall, spanning the waterfront just beneath and on either side of the Cambie St bridge. In addition to its playground and skate park, there’s also an off-leash dog area open daily from 6AM to 10PM.
Looking for high-end doggie fashion and accessories for your little angel? At barking babies, you’ll find everything from plush and chew toys to onesies and denim skirts… yup, all for your dog. They also offer grooming, boarding, and training services. It’s truly one-stop shopping!
Pawsh offers full-service grooming, including ear-cleaning, nail-cutting and your choice of professional shampoos. Pawsh is regularly voted “Best Dog Spa in Vancouver” by Georgia Straight readers, but it’s not just grooming here: they also offer a variety of treats, apparel, and accessories.
After a long day of pamper and play, you (and your pooch!) deserve a rest. Though technically, dogs aren’t allowed on Vancouver’s patios, there are plenty of restaurants and cafés that will let you tie up a leash right next to your outdoor table. With many spacious patios on both Mainland and Hamilton and still others along the seawall, a sunny Yaletown patio is the perfect place for you and your dog to end your day.