Inter-River Off Leash | Dog Park North Vancouver

North Vancouver has it’s fair share of amazing places to take your dog on and off leash and Inter-River Park is one of the best. A river, forest, good photo opportunities and friendly dogs, it’s a city haven for beast and human.


Inter – River Park, North Vancouver


Tikka and I regularly meet up with Roddy (today’s guest dog) and his lovely companion for a 45 min off leash romp along Lynn Creek (name says creek, but I say it’s a small river..) . Water on one side and trees and a hill on the other, there are no cars whizzing by and you forget how close the streets and houses are.


Roddy by Lynn Creek

And who couldn’t love a city that thinks of the canine friend ? Poop bags are provided and walking along the river is all off leash so it’s doggy awesomeness. A good place to come if you have a well behaved dog when you take off the leash, but still want some distance from any roads. Land dogs can stay dry and water lovers can have their fill jumping in the river. The path is wide and has great footing so even on rainy days there isn’t any mud.


Lots of room for stick chewing

The park and path covers a large area, connecting with other North Vancouver trails. Even in summer when everyone is outside on a sunny weekend, there is so much room here you don’t feel cramped. The cool river helps when the temperatures go up, so a picnic along the water with your dog is just the thing to do.


Tikka at a side creek

Inter-River is so popular, a memorial for pets has made a home in the rocks along the river bed. It’s a beautiful place to remember your much loved dog.


Pet memorial at Inter-River Park, along Lynn Creek



Parking is easy, either along the road on Dennis St., or come down Premier St. for parking in the park. Only 20 minutes from downtown over the Iron Workers bridge heading West on the #1 Hwy – take the Lillooet Rd exit (towards Capilano College) and then check out this map for the last minute of driving and parking or click on the Google Map.


When your walk is over, there is a great dog patio friendly coffee stop only a few minutes away, Moja Coffee, at Harbour and Rupert. Great coffee , yummy pastries and tired puppies right at your feet – a perfect morning’s walk.


Moja Coffee dog welcoming patio


3 thoughts on “Inter-River Off Leash | Dog Park North Vancouver

  1. says:

    Here is something you’ll want to know that will affect the current use of the dog area. There is a meeting on June 21, 2017 to talk about fields. Along with this they will be wanting to put up more ‘habitat fencing’ limiting where dogs can go. Passive uses by dogs are being compromised in order to green wash field expansions. Now is the time for dog walkers to organize if you don’t want to you and your dogs to get squeezed between fences and limited from accessing the river for play!
    Public information session for Inter River Park improvements

    Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017
    5:00pm – 7:00pm
    Inter River Park south field

    The district of North Vancouver is planning improvements to Inter River Park that include converting the south field to artificial turf. Right now, we’re exploring the possibility of adding a second artificial turf field to the park, and we’d like to know what you think.

    Come to our public information session, where you can see the plans for the second park, ask staff members your questions, and share your views.

    Learn more about this project by attending the meeting.


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