The dog-lover's guide to life in North Surrey

Feb 12 2019, 5:18 am

After all this snow, we’re in definite need of some greenery.

Did you know that Surrey’s entire network of parks, trails, gardens, and green spaces spans a huge 6,000 acres? It’s no wonder the area is known for its parks.

Once the snow melts and the sunny spring days arrive, nothing beats taking your fur-friends to spend a day outside.

Any dog owner knows how much pups love a car ride, but thankfully no matter where you are in Surrey you’re never too far away from a beautiful garden, park, or riverbank.

You’ll love taking in the great outdoors in Surrey ‚Äď and your dog will love it even more.

Green Timbers Park


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With so many parks to choose from in Surrey, it’s almost impossible to pick a favourite ‚ÄĒ but if we absolutely had to, it would be Green Timbers Park. (Sorry, not sorry.) One of Surrey’s largest parks, with over 452 acres of wetlands, serene lakes, meadows, and nature trails to explore, it’s a popular place for dog-lovers to spend the day with their pups. While it’s not an off-leash dog park, the huge park offers many trails and areas for you and your dog to enjoy together.

In the heart of the park, you’ll find Green Timbers Lake, which is teeming with rainbow trout ‚ÄĒ a popular destination for fishing. That’s right,¬†fishing. Right in the middle of the city!¬†While you’re here, please help take care of the park’s sensitive habitats by keeping your dogs on the¬†trail and out of the lake.

Address: 14600 100 Avenue, Surrey
Off-leash area: No

Holland Park

Amidst the urban centre of Downtown Surrey, you’ll find Holland Park, a haven of greenery. Not only does the park play host to several major events throughout the year, but it’s a beautiful spot to visit the gardens and flowers during springtime.

Enjoy the beautiful view of Surrey from here with your dog, because Holland Park is a perfect example of the beauty Surrey has to offer.

Address: 13428 Old Yale Road, Surrey
Off-leash area: No

Tynehead Regional Park


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If you’re an avid runner (and your furry pal is too), head to Tynehead Regional Park. You can wind your way around the Serpentine River while enjoying beautiful riverside paths as well as an abundance of wildlife.

You’ll both get a good workout, and have fun while you’re at it. And after your run, you can¬†relax in the dog-friendly section of the park. It’s also just a short 10-minute drive from Surrey’s City Centre, so you won’t have to trek to get there.

Address: 10017 168 Street, Surrey
Off-leash area: Yes

Forsyth Park


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Opened in 2017, Forsyth Park is the largest of 10 new parks being planned for the City Centre. The park itself features a dog off-leash area, so not only can you bond with your pup, but you can connect with other dog owners, too. There are also separate areas for dogs of different sizes.

The park is located in the Forsyth neighbourhood and also features a playground area, trees, gardens, and a connected pathway system that encourages walking and cycling.

Address: 10632 Р139 Street, Surrey
Off-leash area: Yes

Hawthorne Rotary Park

Located in Guildford, the recently expanded Hawthorne Rotary Park features not only a large playground and water park¬†but also open spaces and nature trails throughout the park’s forests. Leash up your pup on the trails, and spend the day exploring the trail systems ‚ÄĒ we can’t think of a better way to wash away the stress of daily life.

Address: 10513 Р144 Street, Surrey
Off-leash area: Yes

Bolivar Park

A large community park in North Surrey, Bolivar Park has multiple baseball fields, playgrounds, and picnic tables. In the south and east of the park, you’ll find forested areas with multiple trails ‚ÄĒ some which offer stunning views of New Westminster and the Fraser River.

The park has a two-acre fenced dog off-leash area, which is mostly open field grass, so it’s perfect for running with your dog or a game of fetch. Nonetheless, it’s worth noting that the park doesn’t offer separate areas for dogs of different sizes. So if your best friend is a big (and maybe kind of aggressively-friendly) boy, it might be best to stay away.

Address: 13591 Crestview Drive, Surrey
Off-leash area: Yes

Centra/Everest Group

Imagine living right in the core of Surrey, where you could have access to all the beautiful parks in the area.¬†Centra, a collection of 167 condominiums and townhouses are coming to Surrey. Located just steps from the city’s core, but within a quiet residential neighbourhood, you can enjoy expansive views, spacious floor plans, and practical amenities such as a gym, yoga room, a co-working room, and even a pet-wash station for your furry friend after a day out at the park.

This means you can enjoy the perks of living in a residential neighbourhood, all while less than a 10-minute walk to the Skytrain station. Offering unobstructed views in every direction, Centra will give you everything you want in a city-centre home. Register today for first access to the upcoming release of Centra.

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