The forested trails of the Comox Valley offer various opportunities for exercising pets. Keeping dogs under control is required at all times in all locations. Having your dog within sight and on the trail helps ensure a pleasant park experience for all visitors, gives wildlife the space they need and keeps pets out of sensitive park environments. Even small dogs can cause others to trip, chase wildlife or initiate conflict with other dogs when allowed to run without supervision.
In regional district parks keeping dogs under control means:
- Dogs must remain on the travelled surface or trail and within 10 m (30 feet) of the person who has care and control of it
- Dogs must be responsive and immediately return when called
- Dogs must not be molesting, harassing or attacking any person animal or wildlife
- Dogs must be licenced
- Little River
- Barbara Road
- Lazo Wildlife
- Masters Wildlife
- One Spot
- Royston Seaside Trail
- Bear Creek - hatchery trails (August 1 until December 31 due to salmon spawning)
- Goose Spit (March 1 until May 20 due to Brant geese migration)
- Seal Bay
- April, May and June: ALL TRAILS due to nesting and fawn season
- Year round: east side (water side) of Bates Rd as well as Creek and Melda's Marsh trails
Enforcement is by regular patrols by CVRD staff, security, park stewards and animal control officers. Patrols are more frequent during nesting and fawn season. If you have an animal control complaint, please call 250-218-2365 or email.
For more information, call 250-334-6000 or email.