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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.