Dog Study

Study of Dog Restrictions on Cadboro Bay Beach and Gyro Park

Cadboro Bay Beach provides essential opportunities for healthy recreation, community connections, and watersports/boating for families with and without dogs. It is also a site with adjoining residential properties that can be disproportionately impacted by off-leash dogs. Moreover Cadboro Bay Beach is located within the Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary, adding a Federal dimension to the considerations governing its use.

From March to August 2020, CBRA’s Beach Committee conducted extensive research and carefully reviewed public input on this topic. Research findings were provided to Saanich Council in CBRA’s August 31, 2020 report. On September 28, 2020, CBRA presented its work to Saanich Mayor and Council (video below).

On March 23, 2021, CBRA highlighted its recommendations to Saanich Council in a letter, encouraging resourcing of improvements as Saanich deliberates its 2021-25 financial plan.

Further Reading:

Mayor Fred Haynes paid a visit to the information kiosk available in Cadboro-Gyro Park in June 2020, organized by CBRA Directors. From Left to Right: Eric Dahli, Fred Haynes, Liz Miller.

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