Increased Dogs Off-Leash Enforcement at Dallas Road Pathway and Beacon Hill Park

Dallas Road Pathway is a popular spot for walkers and joggers, tourists, and dog owners exercising their pets. Considered part of Beacon Hill Park, the Dallas Road Pathway between Douglas Street and Clover Point is the only area of the park where dogs are permitted to be off-leash. To balance the needs of all users of the pathway and park, the City of Victoria is starting additional Animal Control Bylaw presence during summer evenings and weekends to educate dog owners and ensure they have close supervision of their dogs and carry a leash at all times.

Within Beacon Hill Park, dogs must be kept on-leash at all times and are not allowed in the Heronry at Good Acre Lake, at the Children's Petting Zoo, and at playgrounds in the park. Signs are posted reminding users of the off-leash rules, along with dispensers of biodegradable doggie bags and trash bins. Learn more.