Add some variety to the usual Buttertubs trail by including a loop through Nanaimo’s Third Street Park. Park at the Miners Cottage off Jingle Pot Road. Parts of this route make up the first segment of the Trans Canada Trail on Vancouver Island.
Another favourite off leash dog park. Check out https://www.nanaimo.ca/docs/recreation-parks/recreation-facilities-and-schedules/dogbrochure.pdf for more details.
Check out this small nursery run by volunteers of NALT for all the native plants you need in your garden. It is currently open Wednesday and Saturday and is dog friendly. Click here to check out their website.