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Dog Friendly BC Route7

July 22, 2021

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Dogs enrich our lives beyond measure; they are faithful friends and playful companions that bring joy and laughter to everyday life. With over 35% of Canadian households owning a dog, it’s no wonder that more and more people are seeking dog-friendly locations to adventure, dine, and shop with their furry family members for company. BC Route 7 is your ultimate highway for dog-friendly outings. From accommodations, shops, and restaurants to sprawling parkland and endless trails, you’ll have no shortage of spaces and places that will warmly welcome you and your furry sidekick!

COQUITLAM

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From leisurely strolls in municipal parks to heart-pumping hikes in steep forested terrain, Coquitlam boasts over 120 km of hiking trails and multiple off-leash parks; so much room to roam!

Mariner Brewing
1100 Lansdowne Drive

Visit Mariner’s large, sunny patio to enjoy an icy cold brew and unwind after an active day with your pup!

Off-Leash Dog Parks
Multiple Locations

Conveniently located near urban amenities, Coquitlam has six off leash parks to choose from. Grab a coffee or snack on the way to your favourite park.

Pinecone Burke Provincial Park
Woodland Walk Trail

This gorgeous Provincial Park is located only minutes from city centre. The Woodland Walk Trail will lead you to stunning Sawblade Falls or take on a bit more of a challenge and hike to the Coquitlam Lake viewpoint.

Korna Pet Supplies
1, 2773 Barnet Highway

Korna is dedicated to providing natural, innovative pet food to keep your pup adventure ready. They also carry everything you need for your next excursion, from dog life jackets to portable water bowls and pet first aid kits.

Get more ideas at Coquitlam’s Visitor Centre, located at 1116 Brunette Avenue or online here.

MAPLE RIDGE

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With their established Dog Friendly Program and partnership with the PawSwap app, you’ll find dozens of dog-friendly services and businesses that are excited to welcome you and your pup. Combine this with a variety of outdoor activities and six off-leash parks, and you’ll never run out of things to do.

Kanaka Creek Cliff Falls
23150 River Road

This was set of hiking trails takes you from the picnic area all the way to the Bell-Irving Hatchery.

Jerry Sulina Park
132 Avenue and 210 Street

You’ll enjoy the amazing scenery as you stroll along the dyke trails which lead to this off-leash dog park. With water access for swimming and lots of tall grass to bound through, this is a great area to let your dog burn off excess energy.

The Ranch Pub and Grill
21973 – 132 Avenue

Located at the Equi-Sport Centre at the trailhead of the North Alouette Regional Greenway, enjoy a meal and beverage on the farm after exploring the dyke trails.

Taco Fan
11955 – 224 Street

Satisfy your passion for tacos after a walk with your pup on one of Maple Ridge’s many dog-friendly trails. Be sure to visit Silver Valley Brewing’s patio across the street for a post-meal craft beer.

Get more ideas for Maple Ridge dog-friendly adventures here.

MISSION

Photo: Natalie Patterson

With an incredible variety of trails and waterways, as well as amazing restaurant choices, there’s no shortage of fun activities for you and your dog in Mission.

The Blackberry Kitchen
7494 Mary Street

Situated in the scenic Fraser River Heritage Park, Blackberry Kitchen is the perfect spot for a delicious meal on the patio. Or get take-out and snack with your pup at one of the many picnic benches or the covered gazebo.

Hayward Lake
31338 Dewdney Trunk Road

There’s nothing like seeing the pure joy of a dog splashing and swimming in refreshing cool water on a hot day. The Hayward Lake dog beach is located a short 5-minute walk from the main sandy beach.

Pressland General
33120 – 1 Avenue

Make sure you’re prepped for the next adventure with the best apparel (printed right in store!) and unique local goods. Pressland General will have something unique while keeping your outdoors aesthetic. Don’t forget to bring your pup to be featured on their “Dogs of Pressland” Instagram stories!

Embers BBQ House
107, 32559 Logan Avenue

You’ll come for the light and airy dog-friendly patio but stay for the mouth-watering, fire-grilled fare. From their famous slow roasted pork ribs to fire grilled marinated chicken, you’ll have to keep your eyes on your plate as your pup won’t be able to resist!

Get more ideas at Mission’s Visitor Centre, located at 34033 Lougheed Highway or online here.

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS

With everything from comfortable pet-friendly accommodations to restaurants and endless hiking trails, Harrison Hot Springs is sure to become a favourite destination for your pet-friendly vacation or day trip!

Spirit Trail
McCoombs Drive

Dozens of clay masks created by a local artist adorn many trees along this fun and easy forest walk. How many will you find?

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
328 Esplanade Avenue

With a divine selection of melt-in-your-mouth chocolate and candy treats for yourself; and dog-safe treats for your pup, Rocky Mountain has something for “everypawdy”.

Harrison Lake Promenade
Esplanade Avenue

Leash up and head out on this leisurely walk with panoramic views of the beautiful surrounding mountains and village! The wheelchair and stroller-friendly gravel path leads you around the lagoon and alongside Harrison Lake, past shops and restaurants, and out to the hot springs source.

Taco Rio
791 Hot Springs Road

Taco Rio uses fresh, local ingredients to offer the best in Mexican cuisine with West Coast influences. And the best part, the patio is pup-friendly!

Get more ideas at Harrison Hot Spring’s Visitor Centre, located at 499 Hot Springs Road or online here.

AGASSIZ & KENT

This quaint and friendly agricultural community has much to offer to its visitors and their four-legged friends!

Off-Leash Dog Park
6660 Pioneer Avenue

Your dog will love bounding around with other dogs in this fenced-in area, located just metres away from the Community Trail System. After the dog park fun, leash up and head out for a longer walk.

Blue Dandelion Gifts
7026 Pioneer Avenue

With locations in both Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs, Blue Dandelion is the perfect place to stop in and browse their vast selection, including items for your pup like dog leashes, collars, and toys.

Allenby’s Farm Store
7323 Pioneer Avenue

You’ll find everything you need for your four-legged friend, from dog food to beds and treats. While you’re there, check out their unique indoor and outdoor décor and garden supplies.

Kilby Historic Site
215 Kilby Road

So much fun is to be had here (for you and pup): interact with farm animals, visit the museum, and enjoy lunch in the beautiful rose garden. Then, burn off some calories with a walk along the waterfront dyke, a swim in the river, and you can stay the night at the campground too!

Get more ideas at Agassiz’s Visitor Centre, located at 7011 Pioneer Ave, or online, here.

HOPE

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Surrounded by spectacular mountains and an amazing network of forested trails, Hope is a great place to get in touch with nature with your pup by your side.

Hedlund Dog Park
1055 6 Avenue

Your furry friend will love socializing with doggy friends at this conveniently located park.

Hope Trail System
Multiple Locations

With a wide variety of trails to meet all skill levels; you’ll never run out of new places to explore!

Manning Park Resort
7500 Highway BC-3

With walking trails that weave through everything from alpine meadows to rocky mountaintops, there’s no shortage of things to do and magnificent sights to see, year-round at Manning Park Resort. The perfect mix of cozy accommodations and outdoor adventures!

Mountainview Brewing Co.
390 Old Hope Princeton Way

After a day of exploring Hope’s amazing trails, kick back and enjoy an ice-cold craft beer and fresh eats on the patio; your dog will love their specially made dog treats!

Get more ideas at Hope’s Visitor Centre, located at 919 Water Avenue or online, here.

 

Now, leash up and head out with your pup to explore the vibrant cities and rugged terrain along the BC Route 7. We love to see where your adventures take you, please tag your photos with #BCRoute7 to share them with us. For more information on these or other fun activities along BC Route 7, visit us here.