Iconic Pet-Friendly Guide!


Are you a proud pet owner living in Edmonton? Or perhaps you're considering moving to our beautiful city with your furry friend? Whatever the case, we're here to provide you with the essential guide to navigating Edmonton’s pet-friendly spaces!


Discover Edmonton's Pet-Loving Communities

Whether you're a dog lover, a cat enthusiast, or simply an animal lover, explore the interactive chart below to discover  which Edmonton communities have the most playful pups and the cuddliest kitties.

Your Tail-Wagging Companions Will Love Our Edmonton Off-Leash Parks Guide!

Our detailed directory is your go-to source for all the off-leash dog trails and parks around Edmonton. With a variety of scenery and open spaces, your pets will have the time of their lives exploring the great outdoors.

For the Hiking Enthusiasts

Terwillegar Dog Park

SW Edmonton

Terwillegar Park stands out as an exceptional off-leash dog haven within Edmonton's extensive green spaces. Boasting an expansive network of walking trails that meander through the serene river valley, both you and your canine companion are in for a treat. Whether you prefer a relaxed, 30-minute amble or an invigorating two-hour excursion, 

Buena Vista Park

West Edmonton

Nestled gracefully alongside the North Saskatchewan River, Edmonton's Buena Vista Dog Park is a haven for both dogs and their human friends. Here, you can revel in picturesque views and a tranquil ambiance that invites relaxation. Adorned with numerous picnic tables, the park provides the perfect spot for a leisurely meal or snack in the company of your loyal canine pal as you both take a break from the city's hustle and bustle.

Dawson Park

Central Edmonton

Discover the enchanting allure of the riverfront at Dawson Park, which boasts a thoughtfully designed pathway specifically tailored for visually impaired visitors. Here, tranquility and accessibility meld seamlessly, offering peaceful picnic spots nestled against a backdrop of picturesque landscapes. Trails meander through the natural beauty of the park, inviting exploration, while well-maintained restroom facilities add convenience to your outdoor excursion.

Jackie Parker

SE Edmonton

Discover the charm of Jackie Parker dog park, a paradise for dogs and their owners alike! With its vast expanse of off-leash land, dogs can revel in the joy of untethered exploration and play. To promote a clean environment, the park is thoughtfully equipped with ample garbage receptacles and dog waste bag dispensers at strategic locations throughout. 

Fenced and Secure

Larkspur Dog Park

North Edmonton

The beloved Larkspur Dog Park in Edmonton, located at 11740 121 St, stands out as a haven for dogs and their companions, offering well-maintained paved walkways that guarantee a secure outing for all. Its thoughtful design ensures that the park is accessible, while fostering a joyful atmosphere for socialization and play. The park includes partial fencing, ensuring a balance between safety for your pets and the freedom to roam in a more natural setting.

Paisley Dog Park

SW Edmonton

Discover the hidden gem of the Paisley community with its delightful off-leash dog park in south Edmonton. As the city's second dedicated space for canine companions, it boasts a securely designed double-gated system. This thoughtful feature provides peace of mind by ensuring that your beloved pets can explore and play without risk of straying. Catering to dogs of all sizes, the park includes a special enclave for smaller breeds, where they can frolic freely and safely. Within its bounds, you will encounter an array of agility elements engineered for fun and fitness, from a tire jump that can be set to various heights to a dog walk ramp that tests balance and coordination. Your furry friend can also navigate through flexible weave poles, bound over hound hurdles, or master the art of the teeter-totter, all designed to provide an enriching outdoor experience.

Lauderdale Dog Park

North Edmonton

Nestled in North Edmonton, Lauderdale Dog Park shines as a premier destination for canine companions to engage in uninhibited play. This well-maintained off-leash sanctuary boasts secure fencing, providing peace of mind to dog owners and a safe area for dogs to frolic freely. Recognizing the diverse needs of our four-legged friends, the park thoughtfully features a separate enclosure designed to cater to the comfort of smaller and more timid dogs, ensuring a positive social experience for all.

Iconic Picks

Rundle Park to Capilano

12.7 KM

Discover the stunning 12.7-km loop trail located in central Edmonton, Alberta -- a haven for outdoor aficionados. Considered a moderate challenge, the trail is typically traversed in about 3 hours and 5 minutes. It's a hotspot for birding enthusiasts, cross-country skiers, and avid mountain bikers. This trail is not just a route but an experience, welcoming at all seasons, dazzling visitors with its beauty throughout the year. Pets are not just allowed but celebrated, with designated off-leash areas in both Rundle and Capilano Parks. The journey begins with a scenic loop around Rundle Park, then crosses the serene Ainsworth Dyre Footbridge. Follow the outer trails of Gold Bar Park that hug the river's edge, leading to the Capilano Park loop and back. With the interior of Gold Bar Park also welcoming furry friends and the trails bustling with various activities, the vibrant community spirit is palpable on any given day.

Fort Edmonton Park Loop Trail

4.7 KM

Enhance your outdoor experience by venturing onto this serene 4.7-km loop trail, nestled close to Edmonton, Alberta. Widely regarded as an easy trek, it's perfect for a leisurely stroll with an average completion time of around 70 minutes. The trail is a haven for nature enthusiasts—especially bird watchers—as the area teems with avian life. Whether you're into hiking, jogging, or simply soaking in the natural beauty, this trail promises an encounter with like-minded adventurers. It’s accessible from April to October and is an inviting playground for your furry friends, with certain sections allowing them to roam freely without a leash.

Mill Creek Loop

5.8 KM

Discover the splendid 5.8-km loop trail near Edmonton, Alberta, offering a delightful retreat for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. This trail is widely recognized for its gentle terrain, making it a perfect choice for a leisurely hike, a rejuvenating run, or a serene walk that typically spans about 1 h 25 min. Revel in the vibrant community of fellow adventurers you're likely to meet along the way. The trail boasts year-round accessibility, showcasing the changing beauty of the seasons. Moreover, it's a friendly haven for your canine companions, with designated areas where they are free to roam without the constraints of a leash.

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