The Top 7 Calgary Dog Parks

Ready to get the wiggles out and give the world a sniff in Calgary? We've cooked up a list of the most popular off-leash dog parks in Calgary for you to explore with your best friend.

Calgary boasts over 3,000 acres of designated off-leash dog park in their park system— that's over 17% of their total parkland! With more than 150 parks to choose from, we focused on 7 of the most popular to feature here.

Click on the parks in the map below for more info on the parks, and scroll down for Instagram photos of each park!

Top 7 Dog Parks in Calgary

  1. Nose Hill Park
  2. River Park
  3. Rotary Park
  4. Sue Higgens Park
  5. Edworthy Park
  6. Bowmont Off Leash Area
  7. Tom Campbell’s Hill

The Dog People

1. Nose Hill Park

5620 14th Street NW Calgary, AB T3K 2P6 | map

Life is a journey best travelled with dogs. #thebearbrothers #nosehillpark #yyc

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One of the largest parks in North America, Nose Hill's generous off leash dog areas allow tons of natural space to relax and unwind far from city life.

2. River Park

5139 14 Street Sw Calgary, AB T3E 1P1 | map

Nothing better than being the mama of these two muppets #yycnow #yyc #participaction #150playlist #dogwalk

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River Park and neighboring Sandy Beach and Britannia off leash areas offer a generous diversity of terrain to enjoy.

3. Rotary Park

617 1 Street NE Calgary, AB T2E 3B3 | map

I luv my city and my son

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A beautiful closed-in park with kid's playground and splash park amenities.

4. Sue Higgens Park

Deerfoot Trail and Southland Drive Calgary, AB T2J | map

Calgary's largest off leash dog park is a fully fenced doggie paradise. Nature trails and romping zones abound.

5. Edworthy Park

Spruce Dr SW Calgary, AB T3C 3B2 | map

This natural park is a fun one to let your dog explore. Take a trail free wander through trees and grass and pretend you're far away from it all.

6. Bowmont Off Leash Area

8660 Bearspaw Dam Rd NW Calgary, AB T3L 1S4 | map

The sun is shining. It's +20 and I am wet. Today is a perfect Friday. Enjoying bow River after a play at Bowmont dog park.

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This is a great park for hiking so pack a leash for some adventures together, then finish your excursion with a stop at the fenced in off leash zone.

7. Tom Campbell's Hill

25 St. George's Dr. NE Calgary, AB T2E 5E4 | map

This review says it all:

This hilltop park has some world-class views of the city. Run your dog up and down the hill for maximum exhaustion.

Have too many plans to exercise your dog properly while you’re in Calgary? Rest easy knowing that you can easily hire a local dog walker who will be happy to help our. Your dog will thank you!