Yes, it is true, Gracie does have international friends! Oreo contacted Gracie to tell her all about his favorite dog parks in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Oreo frequently visits Heritage Park and enjoys every minute of it. Every night around 6:00 p.m. Oreo reminds Bill McLean that it is time to head out to the park.
According to Bill, Heritage Park is a GREAT place for all kinds of dog breeds to mingle. Everyone, including the dog owners, has a great time socializing with each other. On a good night there could be between 25 and 30 dogs all over the park.
There is a small trail that winds though an adjoining bush area where on most nights the local folks (with pets not too far behind or in front) will go for a walk. This circular trail generally takes about 15 minutes to complete. "Sometimes we'll walk 2 or 3 loops around" says Bill.
A couple of years back a group picnic was organized (potluck) and all the dogs were included! The park is a community green space that is zoned as an off-leash area for dogs.
There are two other major off-leash dog parks in Ottawa: Bruce Pit (west side of Ottawa) and Conroy Pit (the one Oreo goes to on occasion, east side of Ottawa).
Both parks are great for LONG walks and you can easily spend up to 2 or more hours just wondering around all the trails.
Oreo is extremely lucky to have these and a few other locations available for his furry friends to go to and play. All of the park listed above are open and available year round. For more information on dog parks in Canada please visit the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Dog Blog. For information on the regulations for taking your dog to Canada, please visit Pet Relocation.com
Gracie's Bark is always interested in dog friendly vacation adventures. Have you and your dog experienced any great dog friendly destinations?
Share your adventures with Gracie. Email Gracie anytime at GraciesBark@gmail.com.