Vancouver Off-Leash

Photo: R. Weiss

Photo: R. Weiss

Is it strange that I am not a dog owner, but I love the opportunity to observe the antics at our local off leash dog parks? Frankly, every time I visit an off leash area I am reminded of The Breakfast Club, the 1985 coming of age movie about High School cliques and stereotypes. Seriously, take a moment to sit and observe the action. You will notice the athlete, the spoiled rich kid, the brainy nerd, the introverted loner and the rebellious punk all joyously sniffing and romping gleefully while their humans mix and mingle. Like the movie, the dogs seem to come together, bare their souls and discover that they have more in common than first thought.

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Vancouver Off-Leash

A goodbye – things that make me love Vancouver

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It’s with a heavy that I say this will be my last post for Inside Vancouver. Work is taking me out east, to Toronto. And while TO is technically my hometown and place of birth, Vancouver is where my heart is happiest and where I truly feel at home. And on that note, I present to you a list of the things that make me love this city with a passion I never knew was possible until the moment I stepped foot here more than 10 years ago.

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A goodbye – things that make me love Vancouver

The Top 4 Places to Take Your Dog in Vancouver

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I can’t even begin to explain how much I’ve come to appreciate Vancouver since becoming a dog owner four years ago. Not only does it get me out of my house at least three times more than my pre-dog days, but it’s also helped me discover new scenic spots around town and make a ton of new buddies. Now that it’s spring, there are few reasons why you shouldn’t be out there enjoying the outdoors with your pup as much as possible. Here are some of my favourite spots where you can find me and my dog, Dutchie.

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The Top 4 Places to Take Your Dog in Vancouver