Dogs in City Parks

Dogs are welcome in many City of North Vancouver parks, including leash-optional areas in Lynnmouth, Mosquito Creek West, Mahon, Waterfront North and Kings Mill Walk parks.

Dogs in City Parks | City of North Vancouver 

Locate a 'Got Poop' dog waste container near you. (Map)


Dog Etiquette

Take a moment to understand these signs so you can follow them in City parks:

Leash optional
Ensure you have control of your dog at all times

Dogs on-leash

Dogs prohibited
Know where dogs are not permitted *

Owners must pick up dog waste
There's no such thing as a Poo Fairy.

Take a bag, leave a bag

* Dogs are not permitted on playgrounds, picnic areas, playing fields, beaches, fitness circuits, running tracks, golf courses, bowling greens, tennis courts or in the North Vancouver cemetery. For more information please download and read through the Parks Regulation Bylaw 6611.

Helpful Information

Dogs and the natural environment
Protect park habitat and wildlife by keeping dogs out of creeks, streams and ponds, and from from chasing any animals, including birds. Stick to trails to prevent soil erosion and to protect native vegetation.

On-Leash Bylaw
Dogs walked in the City of North Vancouver must be on a leash when walked in most areas. Off-leash areas are posted and currently include Kings Mill Walk, Mosquito Creek Park and Lynnmouth Park.

Dog Waste
Please clean up after your dog at all times. There's no such thing as a Poo Fairy.

Locate a 'Got Poop' dog waste container near you.

Dog Licencing
Annual dog licences are mandatory in the City and a proven, cost-effective method to assist in returning lost dogs to their owners. Learn more at here. New dog licences can be purchased online or at City Hall, and you can renew your dog licence online.

Visit the Dog Licences & Renewals page for further details.

Spaying and Neutering
Spaying and neutering is encouraged to reduce unwanted pet populations. 

Dog Violations & Fines

Violation Fine
Failure to Affix Licence Tag $ 60
Dog at Large $ 60
Unmuzzled Vicious Dog $ 400
Unconfined Vicious Dog $ 400
Leaving Excrement $ 60
Unlicenced Dog $ 60

Dog Tax & Regulation Bylaw

To ensure the safety of the public and their pets, the City approved a Dog Tax and Regulation Bylaw. Under the bylaw, every owner of an animal that is defined as vicious is encouraged to take proper command of their pet at all times. Failure to do so will result in higher license fees, fines and/or related costs (e.g. pound fees).

Animal Control Services

Day & Time Contact Number
Monday to Friday (8:30 am - 5 pm) 604 982-8302
After Hours 604 607-1651

Find information about the City's Animal Control services.


Any issues related to wildlife should be referred to the Conservation Office at 1-877-952-7277.

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