Canine Etiquette

Dogs and their responsible owners are welcome visitors in Port Coquitlam’s parks and trails. Here are some facts every dog owner should know.

Protecting Your Pet and the City

  • Keep your dog on a leash in all public areas, including parks and trails.
  • Do not let your dog approach too closely to others.
  • Do not allow your dog to jump up on anyone.
  • Do not allow your dog to dig holes in City parks or boulevards.

Poop and Scoop

  • Pick up all dog waste left by your pet and remove it to proper disposal.
  • There is no excuse for not picking up after your pet.
  • Under Metro Vancouver regulations, dog waste is banned from the landfill and cannot     be placed in garbage receptacles, including those in City parks.
  • Dog waste should be taken home and flushed down the toilet

Dog Licences

All dogs that have reached the age of six months must be licensed.


Personal safety around dogs is a growing issue for many park visitors. Only you know if your dog is dangerous or not and many people have very real fears about dogs.

The Environment

Even when on a leash, a dog can disturb wildlife and sensitive natural areas like streams, ponds, and nesting areas. Please keep dogs out of stream and garden areas and keep dogs on trails in natural areas. Residents of Port Coquitlam with complaints, questions or concerns related to animal control may contact the Bylaw Services Office at 604.927.5440 or by email at


Tax Office
Tel        604.927.5425
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Location and Mailing Address

1 st Floor, Port Coquitlam City Hall
2580 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 2A8

Business hours

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays).