Top 3 ways to get a treat!
  • Stay under master's control at all times;
  • Make sure master picks up after me;
  • Steer clear of school yards, playgrounds, sports fields, Colwood Creek and Esquimalt Lagoon Bird Sanctuary.

The City of Colwood recognizes dogs are an important part of many families, and appreciate the efforts of all responsible dog owners in our community. To ensure the safe enjoyment of our parks and public spaces, we require pet owners to keep pets under control at all times, clean up after their pets, and observe pet regulations

All About Dogs!

Go for a Walk!

General Restriction

Dogs are not to run at large in any public place, they must be under control or on a leash or chain.

Leash Requirement

Dogs must be kept on leash in the following areas:

  • playgrounds
  • picnic areas
  • Royal Roads lands
  • Esquimalt Lagoon Migratory Bird Sanctuary
  • Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site


Dogs are prohibited at all times from:

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