Top 5 Vancouver Neighbourhoods for Dog Owners

Vancouver dog owners

Vancouver is the ideal place to live for lovers of the outdoors. Known for it’s breathtaking nature, abundant hiking, camping sites, and walking trails, it’s no surprise that Vancouver has developed a reputation as one of North America’s most dog-friendly cities. There is an array of pet-friendly accommodations, parks, and shops! We’ve done the research and created a list of the top five neighbourhoods for dog owners to live in the Greater Vancouver area.

1. Kitsilano

Kitsilano, located in Vancouver, is widely known as an excellent place for dog owners to live. The area is home to several green spaces that welcome dogs, including Hadden Beach, Kitsilano Beach Park, and Valdez Park. Dog owners will also find many shops dedicated to their canine companions including:

  • Wolf! Dog Shoppe
  • Korna Pet Kitsilano
  • Noah’s Pet Ark
  • Tisol
  • NHV Natural Pet Products
  • My Fluffy Friend’s Pet Shop
  • Vancouver Canine – a small business that offers adventure hikes, boarding services, and neighbourhood walks
  • Noelle’s Pet Love doggy daycare

Want to relax on a patio? The restaurant, Local, will welcome your dog, and even serve them water while you enjoy a refreshing cocktail. Would you rather have a coffee? Arbutus Coffee is a well known cafe and will be happy to host you and your furry friend on the patio. The community embraces pet ownership and frequently hosts events for owners and their dogs. There’s even a Facebook group for dog owners in this community!

2. Port Moody

Bordered by Coquitlam on the east and south and by Burnaby on the west, Port Moody is part of the Greater Vancouver area. It is widely renowned by dog owners as excellent place to live, largely because of the amount of green spaces. The community has several dog park options, including Port Moody off-leash dog park, Westhill off-leash park, Miller off-leash park, and Mundy off-leash dog park. The area is also home to many pet amenities such as:

  • Three Dog Bakery
  • Uptown Dawg daycare and boarding kennel
  • emBARK doggy daycare
  • Port Moody dog grooming
  • Bone & Biscuit
  • Canine Coastal Training Services
When you’re ready for a cold drink and some good food check out Moody Ales. Dogs are allowed on both the upper and lower patio, and there are plenty of picnic tables and space on the lawn area to chill out. The staff will provide water bowls to every table with a dog and your four-legged friend will even get their own treats! For dessert, hit up Rocky Point Ice Cream! They offer a special ice cream cone made just for dogs!

3. Yaletown

Yaletown, a neighbourhood within Vancouver, is well known for being home to the Seawall. But it’s also a great place for dog owners to live! George Wainborn Park is close by and boasts 2.5-hectares of green space along False Creek. It’s the perfect place to take your dog for a relaxing walk. Pet amenities include:

  • Spoiled Paws
  • Yaletown Puppy Love pet care
  • Kibbles N’ Bitz dog walking
  • Bones Pet Stores
  • Vanpet Yaletown Ltd.
  • barking babies™
  • Dawg Gone a Walkin
  • Pawsh Dog Spa and Boutique
  • The Yaletown Veterinary Hospital

If you’re in the mood to hit a cafe, check out Coo Coo Coffee. Your dog is welcome to join you on the patio and will even be served some cold water upon request!

4. Cambie Village

Located on one of Vancouver’s primary heritage boulevards, Cambie Village extends from West 6th Avenue to King Edward Avenue. Nearby dog owners will find many green spaces to let their doggos run including, Queen Elizabeth dog park, Olympic Village off-leash dog park, and Oak Meadows park. Cambie Village has it’s own veterinary hospital, and close by you’ll be able to explore some small pet businesses like:

  • Pet Parlour grooming studio
  • The Pet Shop Club Vancouver
  • Wolfgang Pet Supplies
  • Good Boy Collective
  • City Paws Pet Supplies

5. Guildford/Fraser Heights

Fraser Heights located in the town centre of Guildford, Surrey is a great neighbourhood for dog owners to call home. Surrounded by numerous green parks, there will never be a shortage of places to explore with your fur friend. Parks nearby include Fraser View Dog Park, Guilford Heights Park, Tynehead Dog Park, Hawthorn Dog Off-Leash Area, and Forsyth Dog Off-Leash Area. There are also plenty of pet shops and amenities. You can check out:

  • Woof & Whiskers Grooming Shop
  • Petcetera
  • PetSmart

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