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  • Cheryl Cole

New off-leash dog area in North Vancouver is ready for your pup to explore

New 3,600 square metre fenced dog park area opens just in time for Spring afternoons with your pup in North Vancouver.

If your pup loves to explore, this new off-leash dog area in North Vancouver will definitely get their tails wagging. The City of North Vancouver has completed the new Lynnmouth Park off-leash dog area, between Main and East Third streets, at the south end of the park, and with 3,600 square meters of space, the fenced park is the perfect place for your dog to safely run free and burn off some energy.

As Spring is just around the corner, this newly opened dog park area is the perfect place to visit with your pup after work, as the area boasts benches and picnic tables, as well as bark mulch surfacing, new gravel pathways, improved drainage and waste receptacles.

The City of North Vancouver website states that the City began implementing trail and habitat improvements in Lynnmouth Park in 2018, focusing on restoring streamside habitat along the west bank of Lynn Creek.

The new Lynnmouth Park off-leash dog area. | Photo: Courtesy of the City of North Vancouver

Lynn Creek is an important salmon bearing stream and the newly planted vegetation helps support local fish and wildlife populations. Although the area is now fully open, the City is reminding dog owners that the main path through the park is now on-leash to protect sensitive natural habitat along Lynn Creek.


Work on trail improvements is continuing in the area.

A map of Lynnmouth Park areas | Courtesy of the City of North Vancouver

Mixed Opinions


Although many dog owners are no doubt pleased to learn there is a new area for their pup to explore, some members of the community were not as happy about the changes to the park.


In a community outreach session held in February, the City says there was an "even split” between respondents who supported the off-leash dog area and those who were opposed to changes at the park. Supporters expressed their happiness at getting a “convenient, contained and formal off-leash area with amenities such as seating and dog waste bins,” as well as the fact that the landscape focuses on native plants and includes a pollinator garden at the park entrance.

However, opponents expressed their concerns that the off-leash area was “too small”, “would result in degradation of the grass and impact site drainage,” and that “additional fencing would negatively impact the aesthetics of the park.”

Vancouver was recently ranked as one of the top dog-friendly cities in the world in a 2020 study, and no doubt the vast number of great dog parks played a big part in it's inclusive in the list.

If you need a reminder of the great options in our area, here is a list of 10 of the best dog parks in Vancouver, and what better time to explore some new parks than Spring?