Nanaimo beaches off limits to dogs

NANAIMO – From May 1 to Oct. 1 dogs are not allowed on Nanaimo’s public beaches.

The City of Nanaimo is reminding dog owners that from May 1 to Oct. 1 dogs are not allowed on Nanaimo’s public beaches.

Warmer weather creates additional activity on the city’s beaches, including migrating and breeding wildlife that should not be disturbed.

Dog feces is essentially raw sewage and contains harmful organisms like E. coli, Leptospira and roundworms.

“Our beaches are busy with visitors during the warmer months of the year,” said Rod Davidson, acting manager of bylaw, regulation and security. “Dogs are more than welcome at one of Nanaimo’s other parks including our 12 off-leash areas.”

Off-leash areas include May Richards Bennett Pioneer, Beaufort, Westwood Lake, Invermere Beach, Northfield, Wardropper, Colliery Dam, St. George Ravine, Gallow’s Point (Protection Island), Cable Bay Trail and Beban.

Dog owners caught with their dog in a public beach area will face a fine of $150. To report dog issues, please call Animal Control at 250-616-0233.

The City of Nanaimo is reminding dog owners that from May 1 to Oct. 1 dogs are not allowed on Nanaimo’s public beaches.

Warmer weather creates additional activity on the city’s beaches, including migrating and breeding wildlife that should not be disturbed.

Dog feces is essentially raw sewage and contains harmful organisms like E. coli, Leptospira and roundworms.

“Our beaches are busy with visitors during the warmer months of the year,” said Rod Davidson, acting manager of bylaw, regulation and security. “Dogs are more than welcome at one of Nanaimo’s other parks including our 12 off-leash areas.”

Off-leash areas include May Richards Bennett Pioneer, Beaufort, Westwood Lake, Invermere Beach, Northfield, Wardropper, Colliery Dam, St. George Ravine, Gallow’s Point (Protection Island), Cable Bay Trail and Beban.

Dog owners caught with their dog in a public beach area will face a fine of $150. To report dog issues, please call Animal Control at 250-616-0233.

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