Dog Walking Anybody?


For over 10 years I have been publishing dog-walking books/guides. From 50 Best around Victoria to two editions of ‘Best Dog Walks on Vancouver Island.’

  •     If you want to know
  • –  Where can I walk my dog off-leash in a park?
  • –  How difficult is that hike for the dog and me?
  • –  Which beaches are accessible for dog running?
  • –  Where can my dog and I go for an afternoon walk or a swim?
  • –  What are the best dog-walks/hikes on the Island?
  • –  Are there hazards on the trails?

BEST DOG WALKS on Vancouver Island covers all the answers by reviewing over 60 mostly easy to moderate walks/hikes especially designed for dog-lovers that live or visit Vancouver Island. New off-leash parks and hikes are added in this updated version. Descriptions list all the pros and cons, including parking or admission fees, urban or country settings, beaches and parks where our lovable canines are always welcome one way or another.

The author and his dog, Ginger, take you to the best walks, hikes, swimming holes and beaches around Victoria, West to Tofino, North, to Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Courtenay/ Campbell River and east, to some of the Gulf Islands and the Saanich Peninsula.

This guidebook simply clears up the confusion around the different ‘dog-rulings/regulations’ in most jurisdictions on Vancouver Island and can be a helpful planning tool for locals, travelers and tourists in this area that like to take their dog to places where they are welcome.


With the publication of 50 Best Dog Walks/Hikes, the local writer has instantly won over a legion of four-legged allies and a growing number of their masters as well.”-Victoria News

Each outing … starts off with a line on ‘restrictions” – where and when leashes are required -and includes ratings on both trail difficulty and condition. The overall rating, out of a possible five, is appropriately signified with dog bones instead of the usual stars or check marks.” Jeff Bell, Times Colonist

It introduces- in some detail- a number of great hikes in and around Victoria and Vancouver Island, stretching all the way north…. Is an authoritative book that not only gives dog walkers a list of top places to visit, but offers tips on dog ownership (and especially ownership etiquette).” -David Lennam, Oak Bay News