Updated Animal Bylaw Provisions
The following new provisions have been included in the bylaw and are now in effect:
When in a designated off-leash area, every Owner of a Dog may allow their Dog to be off-leash provided that the Dog is not a Dangerous Dog, Aggressive Dog, or a Nuisance Animal and the Owner:
- is carrying a Leash;
- keeps the Dog in view at all times;
- is at least nineteen (19) years of age;
- immediately removes the Dog's feces and disposes of it appropriately; and
- immediately Leashes and removes the Dog if it displays any Aggressive Behaviour.
While in an off-leash area, a person shall use the land in accordance with any sign or signs which have been posted setting out the days, times, and manner in which a person is permitted to use the off-leash area.
About the City's Pet Parks
Here are some specifics to note:
- Dogs must remain under their owner's control and supervision.
- With the exception of designated off-leash park areas and private property, all pets must be on a leash in the City of Prince George.
- Owners must carry a leash with them at all times.
- Please use the pet waste stations.
- Please observe the pet etiquette rules below and all other rules and regulations when visiting a park with pets.
Off-Leash Park Areas
Pet-owners can exercise their dog without a leash within some City parks. There are presently four parks with designated off-leash areas.
Download a map of the City of Prince George's Off-leash Dog Parks
Corporal Darren Fitzpatrick Bravery Park
Prince George's newest off-leash area is located within Corporal Darren Fitzpatrick Bravery Park. Situated in the High Hartlands neighbourhood just off Dagg Road, Bravery park's new fenced dog space lets pets run free with their owners and features:
- An on-leash and off-leash transition area.
- Two separate areas so larger and more energetic dogs and less active - or small or elderly - animals can safely play at their own pace.
- Pet waste stations.
For more information:
Visitors and their pets can play freely within a large, fully fenced area or along the granular perimeter ring trail at Duchess Park. Features include ample bench seating and a dog water fountain. A separate fenced area is also available for pet owners with small or elderly dogs. Duchess Park can be reached via Ross Crescent or Melville Avenue and is accessible through the double-gated entryway that makes it easy to leash or unleash pets.
Moore's Meadow Nature Park
Located off Foothills Boulevard between 1st Avenue and Otway Road, Moore's Meadow Nature Park is an on- and off-leash pet area. Pets must be leashed while on the park's trails, but may be off-leashed with their owners on open meadow. Please remember to read and observe posted signs located throughout the park.
A number of trails tie into Ginter's Meadow, including the UNBC Connector Trail System. Pets may be off-leash within the meadow and along the perimeter trail. Ginter's Meadow is located toward Massey Drive's west end and is also accessible from Ferry Avenue's west end.
Download a map of Ginter's Meadow's pet off-leash area
On-Leash and No Pet Areas
On-leash Pet Areas
Owners must have their pets leashed at the following nature parks and trails:
No Pet Areas
Pets are not allowed at the following City parks:
Information for Pet-Owners
Pet Etiquette and Rules
- Pets may only run off-leash within designated park areas.
- Make sure dogs are wearing current license tags.
- Check with a veterinarian to ensure pet vaccinations are up to date.
- Pick up after pets and dispose of waste in a garbage bin or pet waste stations (see below).
- Do not let dogs jump on people.
- Owners must ensure pets are in their control at all times and within the boundaries of designated off-leash park areas.
- Pet leashes must be attached prior to entering and upon leaving designated off-leash park areas.
- Review and obey all park rules and relevant parking requirements.
- Dog breeds that are defined as "Dangerous" or "Restricted" as defined in the
City of Prince George Animal Control Bylaw No. 7771, 2005 must wear a lease and muzzle within designated on-leash park areas and trails as well as within designated off-leash park areas.
maximum of two dogs per person is allowed in designated off-leash park areas. Owners are personally liable for any damages or injury inflicted by their dog. Please ensure children are supervised in off-leash park areas.
To report infractions of these rules, please call City of Prince George Animal Control Services at 250-561-7600.
Learn more about the City of Prince George's Animal Control Bylaw
Pet Waste Disposal
Reduce pet waste and keep parks uncontaminated by following three simple steps:
- Always bring a plastic bag along when walking dogs, even for short trips around the neighbourhood. All off-leash City parks are also equipped with at least one pet waste station with dog bag dispenser and garbage can.
- Use bags as a glove to pick up waste. Scoop up the waste and turn the bag inside out before disposal.
- Do not throw bags into trees or off the side of trails. Improperly disposed pet waste can lead to potential health issues for people and affect the environment. Place waste into designated pet waste stations.
Pet Waste Stations
Pet waste stations can be found at the following park areas or trails:
- Cottonwood Island Nature Park
- Forests for the World
- Gladstone Park
- Heritage River trail
- Hudson's Bay Wetland
- Off-leash park areas
- Rainbow Park
- University Way
Owners must ensure all pets are properly licensed and are wearing up to date tags on dog collars.
- Learn more about the Animal Control Bylaw
- Learn how to apply for a dog license