Kamloops Off-Leash Dog Parks and Hikes Roundup

Map of all Kamloops Off-Leash Dog Parks and Hikes
Source: Google Maps

Kamloops has 24 officially designated off-leash dog parks or hikes:

  • 5 with fully fenced and gated enclosures
  • 2 with a separate enclosure for small dogs
  • 13 with off-leash hiking trails
  • 4 with a beach or swimming area

Click through to our directory listings for more details, pictures, maps and links.

Many of the areas are pieces of undeveloped public land and have no park infrastructure whatsoever. We applaud The City of Kamloops for designating so many spaces off-leash but we had a heck of a time finding access points and trailheads, and found that some of them aren’t terribly practical places to access or play off-leash with your dog. Please help us out in the comments section with your personal experiences.


Aberdeen Hills Off-Leash Dog Park, Kamloops, BC

Off-leash
Dog Features:
  • Fully fenced and gated off-leash enclosure
  • Double gated entry (to the off-leash enclosure)
  • Small dog enclosure (fully fenced & gated)
  • Drinking water
  • Poop bags
1245 Howe Road, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Summary: Aberdeen Hills Off-Leash Dog Park has a large enclosure with a separate enclosure for small dogs. They are fully fenced and gated and the large enclosure has a small shelter to escape the rain. The park offers a water fountain for dogs and humans, and lighting for morning or evening visits. […]

Arrowstone Off-Leash Dog Park, Kamloops, BC

Off-leash
220 Arrowstone Drive, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Summary: Arrowstone Off-Leash Dog Park is a small, unfenced area at the bottom of a large set of stairs. The grassy area at the bottom is overgrown and unusable, making this a short trail between two neighbourhoods. […]

Batchelor Off-Leash Dog Park, Kamloops, BC

Off-leash
Dog Features:
  • Off-leash trails
  • Poop bags
1142 Hook Drive, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Summary: Batchelor Off-Leash Dog Park has a small grassy area next to a playground and some dusty trails leading up the steep hillside. There are several access points to the park but the one that stands out as the main entrance is at 1142 Hook Drive. […]

Campbell Creek Nature Park, Off-Leash Dog Park, Kamloops, BC

Off-leash
Dog Features:
  • Off-leash trails
  • Swimming area (beach)
130 Lafarge Rd, Kamloops, BC V2C 6T5, Canada
Summary: The Campbell Creek Nature Park features off-leash trails and several small access points to the South Thompson River. There is a small dirt parking lot next to Fountain Tire and the Lafarge Road Bridge. […]

Capilano Off-Leash Dog Park, Kamloops, BC

Off-leash
Dog Features:
  • Off-leash trails
1430 Capilano Place, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Summary: Capilano Off-Leash Dog Park is a large trail system on the hills just south of the South Thompson River. The trailhead is difficult to find because it appears to be on private property but the old concrete and gravel road in from the street is an old City access road to some old infrastructure. […]

Dallas-Barnhartvale Nature Park, Off-Leash Dog Park, Kamloops, BC

Off-leash
Dog Features:
  • Off-leash trails
1210 Eliza Rd, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Summary: Dallas-Barnhartvale Nature Park off-leash dog park is a large trail network with trails of varying difficulty. The main trailhead and parking lot is near the entrance to the city dump on Eliza Road and there is a second trailhead and parking lot closer to Highway 1 on Dallas Drive. […]

Gleneagles Off-Leash Dog Park, Kamloops, BC

Off-leash
Dog Features:
  • Off-leash trails
309 Chino Place, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Summary: Gleneagles Off-Leash Dog Park has a very small and inappropriate area next to a storm drain on the south side of the street and a trailhead to an inter-neighbourhood trail network which can take you to Gordonhorn Off-Leash Park on the north side of the street. Both sides of the road have a steep gravel decline.  […]

Gordonhorn Off-Leash Dog Park, Kamloops, BC

Off-leash
Dog Features:
  • Off-leash trails
  • Poop bags
301 Gordonhorn Crescent, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Summary: Gordonhorn Off-Leash Dog Park is a short inter-neighbourhood walk. The main area has an old paved path/road between Gordonhorn Crescent and Waddington Drive. There are several dirt/gravel paths which loop under the power lines and connect to several other neighbourhoods nearby. […]

High Canada Place Off-Leash Dog Park, Kamloops, BC

Off-leash
Dog Features:
  • Off-leash trails
2016 High Canada Place, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Summary: High Canada Place Off-Leash Dog Park is a trailhead into a trail network through the hills between Blackloam and Juniper Ridge. The City of Kamloops officially lists the address to this park as 2090 High Forest Place but we found an overgrown area at the end of the road and with no discernible trail. […]

Hugh Allan Off-Leash Dog Park, Kamloops, BC

Off-leash
1997 Pacific Way, Kamloops, BC
Summary: Hugh Allen Off-Leash Dog Park is an unfenced grassy area off Pacific Avenue, just west of the intersection at Howe Road. Parking is available on Howe Road. […]

Juniper Off-Leash Dog Park, Kamloops, BC

Off-leash
Dog Features:
  • Fully fenced and gated off-leash enclosure
  • Double gated entry (to the off-leash enclosure)
  • Small dog enclosure (fully fenced & gated)
  • Off-leash trails
  • Drinking water
  • Poop bags
2150 Qu'Appelle Blvd, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Summary: Juniper Off-Leash Dog Park features a large fully-fenced and gated enclosure and a trialhead into the Valleyview Park off-leash trail network. There are two parking lots but the one off Highland Road is closest to the enclosure. […]

Kenna Cartwright Nature Park Off-Leash Dog Park, Kamloops, BC

Off-leash
Dog Features:
  • Off-leash trails
  • Drinking water
  • Poop bags
2000 Hillside Drive, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Summary: Kenna Cartwright Nature Park has many kilometers of off-leash hiking trails of varying difficulty on Mount Dufferin. It has several access points including: […]

Mission Flats Nature Park, Off-Leash Dog Park, Kamloops, BC

Off-leash
Dog Features:
  • Off-leash trails
  • Swimming area (beach)
2710 Mission Flats Rd, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Summary: Beware of the nude beach and the creepy guys hanging around the parking lot. Mission Flats Nature Park has an off-leash trail network and a number of beaches along the south shores of the South Thompson River. As lovely as the area is, it is all designated as clothing optional and can be dangerous at times due to the remote location and types of people it attracts. […]

North River Off-Leash Dog Park, Kamloops, BC

Off-leash
1715 North River Drive, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Summary: North River Off-Leash Dog Park is an open space on a steep hillside between residential neighbourhoods. It has limited access and street parking. The dusty short trail may be appropriate for a quick walk and bathroom break for your dog but it’s not big enough for most dogs to get a good workout. […]

Ord Road Off-Leash Dog Park, Kamloops, BC

Off-leash
Dog Features:
  • Fully fenced and gated off-leash enclosure
  • Double gated entry (to the off-leash enclosure)
  • Drinking water
  • Poop bags
2785 Ord Rd, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Summary: Ord Road Off-Leash Dog Park is a large, fully fenced and gated enclosure with a grass surface and a walking/running path around the perimeter. It is a popular park so your dog is likely to make a bunch of new friends and have a good play with other dogs. […]

Perryville Off-Leash Dog Park, Kamloops, BC

Off-leash
855 McQueen Drive, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Summary: Perryville Off-Leash Dog Park is not much of a dog park. It’s a very steep piece of bare land in a residential neighbourhood with a grown over goat trail leading up the hill. The view at the top is great but beyond that, it’s not a great space to exercise your dog off leash. […]

Pioneer Off-Leash Dog Park (Beach), Kamloops, BC

Off-leash
Dog Features:
  • Swimming area (beach)
40 7th Avenue, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Summary: Pioneer Off-Leash Dog Park features a beautiful sandy beach on the South Thompson River next to Red Bridge (Mount Paul Way). When we were there in July, the water was moving slow and Avy had to run out 20 feet or so before she found herself swimming – small dogs will have no problem here. […]

River Street Off-Leash Dog Park, Kamloops, BC

Off-leash
Dog Features:
  • Fully fenced and gated off-leash enclosure
  • Double gated entry (to the off-leash enclosure)
  • Drinking water
  • Poop bags
1110 River Street, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Summary: River Street Off-Leash Dog Park is a fully fenced and gated enclosure next to the South Thompson River and Exhibition Park. The grass can get quite soft and muddy when it rains, which would explain why a large portion of it is being reseeded and is currently unusable (July 2019). […]

Rose Hill Off-Leash Dog Park, Kamloops, BC

Off-leash
Dog Features:
  • Drinking water
1335 Rose Hill Road, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Summary: The off-leash park features a large open space (no fences) which is well kept and perfect for a game of fetch. There is a good sized parking lot and a gazebo with a picnic table, tennis courts, frisbee golf, bathrooms and drinking water. […]

Sahali Terrace Nature Park, Off-Leash Dog Park, Kamloops, BC

Off-leash
Dog Features:
  • Off-leash trails
980 3rd Avenue, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Summary: This nature park features off-leash trails to stroll with your dog. Unfortunately parking at the trailhead is non-existent. The park would be a good place for someone who is visiting the hospital to take their dog, if they can walk up from the hospital lot. There are some other access points from residential streets above the park, so park users may have better luck entering the park that way. […]

Strathcona Off-Leash Dog Park, Kamloops, BC

Off-leash
550 Strathcona Terrace, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Summary: Strathcona Park is a paved trail featuring beautiful views and a lookout. The path runs through a large park. The top of the park is quite steep and not suitable for playing, however at the base of the park there is a large area with some trails that you can explore. […]

Valleyview Nature Park, Off-Leash Dog Park, Kamloops, BC

Off-leash
Dog Features:
  • Off-leash trails
220 Valleyview Place, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Summary: An off-leash park featuring open trails in a unique and open environment. There are parking lots at the top and bottom of the park and a variety of trails in between. […]

Westsyde Centennial Off-Leash Dog Park, Kamloops, BC

Off-leash
Dog Features:
  • Fully fenced and gated off-leash enclosure
  • Double gated entry (to the off-leash enclosure)
  • Swimming area (beach)
705 Franklin Road, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Summary: Westsyde Centennial Off-Leash Dog Park is a very large, fully fenced dog park featuring drinking water, benches and access to an area of the river where dogs can have a swim. The park is very well kept and perfect for a game of chase or fetch. […]

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