Halifax Peninsula HRM Off-Leash Sports Fields

Dogventures After Dark: Halifax Peninsula Edition

Sadly, Halloween is done for another year. Although we didn’t do much to celebrate, Dallas had lots of fun doing tricks for treats last night. And besides, we think the day after Halloween – November 1st – is even more exciting. Why is that? Well, it’s the day that many of HRM’s off-leash sports fields “open” for the season, of course.

We are recognizing Opening Day with our second edition of Dogventures After Dark. In this special post, we are pitting Halifax Peninsula’s four off-leash sports against each other in a head to head competition. We wanted to know which field is best for after-dark dogventures. Continue reading

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Point Pleasant Park in Halifax, Nova Scotia Off-Leash Dog Friendly

Point Pleasant Park: It’s for the dogs.

I can’t believe I haven’t talked about Point Pleasant Park until now. I mean, it’s pretty unlikely that this is the first you’re hearing of this huge (nearly 200-acre) wooded playground at the southernmost point of the Halifax peninsula. But maybe you don’t know just how dog friendly this park is.  Continue reading

Here’s to You, Halifax Common

This #fetchfriday I want to talk about the Halifax Common (aka “the Commons”). This doesn’t fit the mould of a lot of my previous posts, because the Halifax Common is well known to most Haligonians, us included. Nonetheless, I think this incredible grassy–or snowy–space in the heart of Halifax deserves a shoutout.

Update: This is not an off-leash area and although a lot of people use it as such, we have heard that there have been some complaints and by-law enforcement has been issuing tickets in this area lately. So proceed with caution.

For one great summer back in 2010, we lived on Hunter Street, so Dal and I were frequent fliers at the Halifax Common. (Did you know it’s the oldest city park in Canada?!) Now that we live in Dartmouth we don’t go all that often, but it still makes for a handy place to stop if we’re running errands downtown.

Its three biggest strengths are… Continue reading