GUIDE TO LOCAL DOG PARKS: CHILLIWACK
It’s no secret the community in Chilliwack shares our enthusiasm for dogs. After all, they’ve created many exceptional places to bring your furry friend to play and socialize. Boasting numerous off-leash parks as well as a dog-friendly swimming area, it should be on your list of spots to visit when you want to enjoy the fresh air and get some exercise alongside your loyal companion. Keep reading to learn more about our favourite dog walking destinations.
ISLAND 22 REGIONAL PARK (CHILLIWACK, BC)
Whether you want to walk your dog, enjoy an afternoon picnic, or even test your balance in the bike skills park, you’ll find endless opportunities for activities in Island 22 Regional Park. It’s also home to a large boat launch, offering capacity for more than a dozen boats. Bring your dog to the off-leash section for a spacious, yet secure, area to let your furry friend run, play fetch, and interact with other dogs. When your dog has had enough time to play, you can have some fun yourself by fishing in the Fraser River to catch trout, salmon, and even surgeons.
VEDDER PARK (CHILLIWACK, BC)
With a recently expanded off-leash area for dogs, Vedder Park is a worthy destination for your next walk. It’s a perfectly kid-friendly space as well, just minutes away from Cultus Lake and offering a playground right on-site. We recommend bringing the whole family, since you can also opt to stay for the night at one of the pet-friendly campsites. Don’t forget to check the availability before you pack up your tent and head out, since this is a popular spot to visit.
VEDDER NORTH DYKE TRAIL (CHILLIWACK, BC)
If outdoor trails are what you’re looking to find, we suggest taking a spin through Chilliwack at the Vedder North Dyke Trail. The trail itself is welcoming for beginners and pets, given that it’s easy to walk along the mostly-flat gravel. Stop by the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve for family-friendly facilities, including picnic tables and washrooms. With parking available, there’s no reason not to give this trail a try at some point in the near future.
CULTUS LAKE (CHILLIWACK, BC)
Cultus Lake is a favourite destination among locals and tourists alike. People gather from around the Lower Mainland and surrounding areas to enjoy sun, water, and fun at the lake and waterslides. Best of all, your furry friends are welcome to join in on the action. There’s a designated off-leash area for dogs in the park. Additionally, leashed dogs can stay on the pathways to access a dog-friendly beach and swimming area at the lake. You’ll find it at the end of Sunnyside Blvd located behind the plaza, but be sure to respect the rules by avoiding the other beach areas that don’t permit dogs.
SHEFFIELD DOG OFF-LEASH AREA (CHILLIWACK, BC)
Off-leash areas are a common theme among dog parks in Chilliwack, BC. Sheffield Dog Off-Leash Area offers an upgraded area with half a hectare for your dog to run around. It’s perfect for an afternoon game of fetch, or even a quick dog training session to practice handling distractions, such as other dogs and people. If you need a break from all of the running and playing that’s sure to happen in this park, there are plenty of benches and grassy areas for a quick rest.
Where do you head to walk your dog in Chilliwack, BC? If we’ve missed any must-see destinations, be sure to leave a comment so we can check them out. We’re always on the lookout for the best local places to walk your dog, which is why we’ve compiled our favourite spots in Superior Canine’s Guide to Local Dog Parks. Take a peek to see for yourself!
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