A favourite park among the dog walking set as the trail around the upper dam is a designated off leash area.
Another favourite off leash dog park. Check out https://www.nanaimo.ca/docs/recreation-parks/recreation-facilities-and-schedules/dogbrochure.pdf for more details.
River Valley Trail Maps which can be downloaded onto portable devices.
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.