The most effective out of doors parks in Kelowna for canines
Kelowna recently emigrated and is like a delicious box of chocolates. There are many places to discover. It’s refreshing and exhilarating to explore a new hometown and see it through the eyes of a dog takes it to a whole new level of enchantment. In this case, it’s our Great Dane puppy named Tobias (his friends call him Toby).
Toby has proven that Kelowna defines the true meaning of dog life. He takes on life to the fullest as he grows into his oversized paws and ears. Here are Toby’s favorite spots, rated on a Wag-o-meter scale from 1 (tail pulled in) to 5 (a blur of jokes).
Lake Avenue Dog Free Beach
124 McTavish Avenue
Toby Wag-O-Meter: 3.5
Quaint, sweet, with different experiences depending on the time of day. It can be really quiet or a hustle and bustle. It’s the first place Toby ventured into the lake, so it will always be a milestone memory. The downside is that we’ve seen most of the scorn and snapshots of dogs here – not ideal if your dog is off a leash. It was here that Toby first met Holden, a Great Dane and an accomplished gentleman. He even stayed at Holden’s recently for an overnight stay!
Poplar Point dog beach without a leash
589 poplar tip drive
Toby Wag-O-Meter: 3.8
This was the first off-leash beach Toby ever visited. It was cuteness overload and pure puppy joy when he romped on beach sand for the first time. He has since learned to brave the lake, and thanks to the shallow water that expands widely, he enjoys wading – great for a pup who isn’t ready to do doggy paddleboarding just yet. It’s small, but that kind of makes it special.
Mission dog park
1085 Lexington Drive
Toby Wag-O-Meter: 4.2
Toby was here as a little puppy (well, by Danish standards) and now at five months. While there isn’t the beauty of the lake and beach, it’s a great place to hang out with other dogs in a completely fenced-off area. While Toby is still learning to listen to instructions, the fence makes this dog park a far more relaxing experience. He can run and play freely while I chat with a local or two. This is where Toby met Hank. Let’s just say that the combination of Toby and Hank was priceless.
Cedar Creek Dog Park
Toby Wag-O-Meter: 4.6
Clean, clear water with smooth rocks that Toby could easily navigate through. The people were friendly, and the dogs were all jokers and lolling tongues. The lookout point is breathtaking and there is a generous amount of beach to run. Toby managed to trip and almost fall off a low wall, but Danes aren’t exactly known for their agility.
Mission Creek Regional Park
2363 Springfield Road
Toby Wag-O-Meter: 4.8
Toby loves leaves. Food, that is. I think that might be why his cock was sprayed with joy. If I had a tail, it would wag too – not because I eat leaves, but because of food for the soul. Turtle pond is mother nature showing off; However, this is an example of how the journey is just as rewarding as the destination. It’s great from start to finish. Added bonus: Toby had so much fun that he slept the rest of the day and I got some work.
Sun-Oka dog beach
Okanagan Highway, Summerland
Toby Wag-O-Meter: 4.9
Toby’s tail wagged almost immediately. There is room to run for days and swimming in the lake made me feel free and enlivened as a youth. We went with friends and lazed on the beach for a whole morning. Toby made more furry friends and for the first time discovered that lakes are basically huge bowls of water. He continued to dip his snout and blow bubbles, much to his (and our) delight.
Tiki time Tours pontoon boat rental
Toby Wag-O-Meter: 5
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