Holiday Events You Can Do With Your Dog, 2019 – British Columbia

Update: November 8, 2020

We will publish the 2020 edition of this post shortly.

Please check back soon to see what kind of holiday events will be available during the COVID pandemic.

This time of year can be a busy time for a lot of families. There are work parties, neighbourhood parties, kids band concerts, Christmas Shopping, the list seems endless.  With so much going on it can be hard to make sure that your dog is getting all of the attention they deserve. To help you out we have compiled an events page full of events that you can do WITH your dog.

For a full list of all of our events around the Province check out our events page.

Santa Photos For Your Dog

Taking your dog for a photo with Santa is a favourite Christmas tradition for many people. This year we have over 150 locations offering Santa photos across the Province. Search for your city to find a location near you! Our events have the date/time and other relevant details listed.

Here are some links to make your search a little easier:

Christmas Tree Farms

What is more fun than picking out the perfect Christmas tree and chopping it down yourself before you take it home to decorate it? These tree farms are dog friendly so bring your dog along on a great family adventure! Dogs must be on leash at all listed Christmas tree farms.


The Big Elf Run

Do you love running? Have you always wanted to run a race with your favourite four legged running partner? Love wearing an elf hat? Now is your chance! The Big Elf Run is a 1k, 5k or 10k run. It is a dog friendly event where dogs are welcome on-leash.

Light Displays

Bundling up and walking through beautiful lights and decorations is a holiday tradition for many families. These local light attractions welcome on-leash dogs in their parks.

Lights at Lafarge: A Christmas light display, food trucks, holiday entertainment and more!

Canyon Lights: At Capilano Suspension Bridge Park – a North Vancouver tradition.

We will be adding more events to our calendar as we hear about them. Check back often to stay on top of the best dog friendly events of the season!

Do you have a dog friendly Christmas event planned? Send us a message – we would be happy to include it!

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