Hadden Park (off-leash dog beach), Vancouver, BC

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Park Features
Leashing Requirements:
  • Off-leash areas
  • On-leash areas
Dog Features:
  • Swimming area (beach)
Size of off-leash area (Parks):
  • Medium
Other Features (Parks):
  • Washrooms
Park Governance: City, Municipal, Township, etc.

Are Dogs Allowed At Kitsilano (Kits) Beach in Vancouver?

Dogs are allowed on-leash at all Vancouver beaches, but for an off-leash beach play Hadden Park, located near Kits Point, is an official off-leash dog beach.

Hadden park is often called "Kits Dog Beach" by locals in the area. It is located at Kits Point behind the Maritime Museum. The park has both a grassy area where dogs can play and chase and a large, sandy beach. Neither the grassy area or beach are fenced, but they are located away from other park areas and fairly protected.

The beach area has many logs where dog owners can sit and watch their dogs play, and the sand makes it a great spot for dogs to run and chase. It is located in a small cove, away from other sections of Kits beach so there is little concern that dogs will run out of the off-leash area and disturb other beach goers.

The beach has beautiful views of the North Shore mountains and downtown Vancouver. It is also a great spot to watch the sunset. The beauty of the area makes it a popular location and it is almost always busy with several dogs enjoying the water.

Hadden Park park sign showing a map of the off-leash dog area
A view of a sandy beach with the City of Vancouver Skyline in the background
A distant view of a beach with the city of Vancouver skyline in the background
A picture of a sandy beach with waves lapping. The sand has a line of seaweed along the water line and there is blue sky and puffy clouds in the background
A view of a sandy bath and green foliage with ocean and several boats in the distance.
1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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