Year-round dog walking

You can walk your leashed dog on the Capital Pathway at any time of year. In the Greenbelt, these paths are:

  • Greenbelt Pathway East
  • Greenbelt Pathway West
  • Watts Creek Pathway

Throughout the year, you can let your dog run free at the two off-leash dog areas in the Greenbelt. These are located at Bruce Pit (P12) and Conroy Pit (P17).

April 15 to November 30

You may walk your leashed pet on most Greenbelt trails managed by the NCC. There are, however, some trails where dogs are prohibited. In most areas, these restrictions are for conservation reasons.

December 1 to April 14

In winter, dogs are not allowed on any Greenbelt trails. The trails are reserved for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

No dogs or pets

Dogs are not permitted at any time on the following trails:

Shirleys Bay

Stony Swamp

Mer Bleue

Pine Grove

  • Equestrian Trail