Dogs in White Rock

retriever dog walking with red leash

This page offers helpful links to information about having a dog in White Rock, including licencing, bylaws and where to find the City's off-leash dog park. We encourage dog owners to follow the rules to make sure we are all good neighbours.

Dogs at the Waterfront

  • Dogs are allowed on the waterfront promenade from October 1 to March 31. 
  • Dogs are not allowed on the White Rock Pier at anytime. 
  • Dogs are permitted on the beach with a leash of less than two metres. The Wildlife Act does not allow off-leash dogs on the beach.

The Province of B.C. has jurisdiction for the beach, which is part of the Boundary Bay Wildlife Management Area.

The beach is a critical, internationally significant habitat for year-round, migrating and wintering waterfowl populations, along with important fish and marine mammal habitat.  Violations can be reported 24/7 to the Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) hotline at 1-877-952-7277.

Dogs Pet-iquette 

  • Dogs in White Rock must be leashed and licenced
  • Owners walking their dogs must pick up after them and dispose of the feces in garbage cans
  • Dogs should have up-to-date vaccines
  • Dogs are allowed on-leash in most parks year-round
  • Dogs can go off-leash in the off-leash dog park located in Ruth Johnson Park

Helpful Links


If you have general questions concerning dogs in White Rock email
If you have a bylaw concern please contact bylaw at 604-541-2146.