As more people are enjoying our parks and beaches during the warmer weather, Saanich Pound reminds dog owners of a few restrictions in place from May 1 to August 31.
In these months, dogs are prohibited from the following locations:
- Cadboro-Gyro Park and the public beach at Cadboro Bay lying between the easterly boundary of Gyro Park and the boundary of the Municipality of Oak Bay, EXCEPT before 9:00 a.m. on any day;
- Whitehead Park (located at north end of Prospect Lake);
- Cordova Bay Beach area lying between the northerly boundary of Cordova Bay Park and the southerly boundary of the Walema Avenue right-of-way, EXCEPT before 9:00 a.m. on any day;
- Mount Douglas Park Beach and that part of Mount Douglas Park bounded by Cordova Bay Road, Ash Road, Douglas Creek, the natural boundary of the ocean and the northwesterly boundary of the park, EXCEPT the asphalt road surface lying to the northwest of the picnic area between the two gate.
Dog owners are also reminded of the year round leash restrictions on the perimeter trail at Cedar Hill Golf Course, in Rithet’s Bog, within 10m of playgrounds, and on all public school grounds. Dogs are also prohibited from any fenced baseball field from March 1 to October 31, and from artificial turf sports fields. Dogs and their owners have excellent access to parks and open space in Saanich. There are over 165 parks in Saanich and only 4 prohibit dogs from May to August. A further two parks, Swan Lake and Quick’s Bottom, prohibit dogs all year long, as they are sensitive nature sanctuaries.
Stay safe and keep your dogs under control at all times!
If you have any questions regarding the Saanich Animals Bylaw #8556, please feel free to contact the Saanich Pound at (250) 475-4321, or see www.saanich.ca/parkrec/parks/parks/dog.html.