Pet-friendly areas in downtown Kamloops June 11, 2024

Photo credit: Tourism Kamloops/Red Collar Brewing/Frank Luca

At City Gardens, we understand that pets are family, and that’s why our pet-friendly condos are designed to cater to your needs and your pet’s happiness. Living in the downtown core also means that you and your four-legged friend are in close proximity to a variety of pet-friendly areas for a perfect summer day!

Here’s a glimpse of some of the places you and your furry friend can explore, making City Gardens the perfect place to call home.

Dog Beaches and Parks

Pioneer Park Beach – 40 7th Avenue (Off-Leash)

Just a short walk from City Gardens, Pioneer Park Beach offers a fantastic off-leash area where your dog can run free, splash in the water, and play with other dogs. This area is also perfect for a relaxing afternoon and picnic in the sun with friends and family without the need to leave your pet behind.

River Street Dog Park – 1110 River St (Off-Leash)

Located along the scenic Thompson River, River Street Dog Park is an off-leash hidden gem for pets. The park features ample and fully fenced space for dogs to run, play, and make new friends. With shaded areas and water stations, it’s an ideal spot for a fun outing, regardless of the weather.

Memorial Hill Park – 225 St Paul St (Leashed Dogs)

For those days when a relaxed walk is on the agenda, Memorial Hill Park is just a few minutes away from City Gardens. This park features Kamloops Cenotaph War Memorial and is ideal for a stroll with your leashed dog in the heart of the city.

Pet-Friendly Restaurants

Kamloops is a haven for food lovers, and the downtown core offers a variety of pet-friendly dining options where you can enjoy delicious meals without leaving your pet behind.

If you are looking for a restaurant with friendly atmosphere and tasty brews, Red Collar Brewing and The Noble Pig are a must. Both of these places have an outdoor patio that allows you to enjoy a refreshing craft beer in the summer heat with a delicious selection of salads, paninis, burgers, and more, all while your furry companion relaxes by your side.

If you are thinking about having a quick coffee break in between your day, The Art We Are and Caffe Motivo are two charming cafes where you can get your caffeine fix and spend quality time with your pet on their patio.

For a cozy brunch, Frankly Coffee and Bistro and Hello Toast’s pet-friendly patio is the perfect spot. Enjoy their specialty coffees and delicious meals with your pet. The welcoming vibes will sure be a great start to your morning!


Every Wednesday and Saturday, the Kamloops Farmers’ Market transforms downtown into a lively hub of activity. And the best part is that your furry friends are welcome to join you as you explore the market’s fresh produce, handmade goods, and delicious food – you might even find treats for them on the way! It’s a wonderful way to support our local vendors and spend a sunny day out with your pet.

With its proximity to these incredible pet-friendly areas, you and your dog can enjoy the best downtown Kamloops has to offer. From lush green parks and beautiful walking trails to pet-welcoming restaurants and lively local events, City Gardens provides the perfect backdrop for a fulfilling, pet-friendly lifestyle.

Visit us at the City Gardens Sales Centre and Show Suite at 238 4th Avenue and discover the ideal home for you and your pet.

Author: Mandy Curtis Post Date: June 11, 2024

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