Montreal’s 5 Best Dog Parks May 14, 2016 – Posted in: Dogs

We all want our canine friends to be able to run and play freely, but living in the city, this can sometimes prove to be difficult. Fortunately, in Montreal there are a lot of GREAT places where your furry friend can get some exercise and interact with other dogs. Check out our list of the best dog parks Montreal has to offer:

Percy-Walters Park
Located at the corner of Dr. Penfield and Simpson, this dog park is gated and allows dogs to run around off leash. The Percy-Walters Park has lots of space for your dog to explore, as it is one of the biggest dog parks in the city. As an added perk for dog owners, this dog park has a beautiful view of the downtown skyline.

Notre-Dame-de-Grace Park
The NDG dog run is located within the Notre-Dame-de-Grace Park at the corner of Girouard and Sherbrook. The fenced-in dog run has lots of room within its gates for your furry friend to run around and socialize with other dogs off leash. It also has a water station, seating and is close to a veterinary hospital and a couple of pet stores.

Outremont Dog Park
Located in Outremont at the corner of McEachran and Rockland, this dog park features a large green space bordered by trees. This park provides bags for dog waste, shelter for dog owners in bad weather, lots of seating and light at night.

Laurier Park
Located in the hip Mile End neighbour hood of Montreal at Laurier Avenue East and De Brebeuf Street, Laurier Park is very popular with locals. As well as offering lots of fun amenities for the whole family, like a swimming pool and baseball fields, Laurier Park has a great, fenced in dog run. Here, your dog can run and play to its heart content with other dogs.

Centennial Park
This dog park is great for those living in the West Island, as it is located in Dollard-des-Ormeaux on Lake Street. This park features two dog runs, one where large and small dogs can play together and another for small dogs only, both with water. There are also nature trails that you can enjoy with your dog on-leash.

There are also a few hidden gems that your dog might enjoy. St Henri has a huge enclosed area just west of George Vanier Street on Saint Antoine where your dog can run freely. If your dog doesn’t require being fenced in, you can walk it off leash at the summit in Westmount, but only from September until April, a leash is mandatory the rest of the year as the summit is a prime spot for bird watching. Remember, make sure your dog is registered/licenced for the year, always keep an eye on your dog, and follow the rules of the park, this will ensure that both two legged and four legged creatures enjoy their time at the dog park.