Road trip through southern BC ruined by dog ban

Our summer road trip through southern BC was to end in Nelson.

Our summer road trip through southern BC was to end in Nelson. We both had been looking forward to time in this delightful town.

To our dismay, we were warned by a uniformed man that dogs were banned from the downtown area. It was hot, our dogs are small, leashed and well behaved, there was very little for us to do but leave.

On our way back to our car, we encountered four large dogs owned by local people who seem not to be oblivious to this bylaw.

We are well travelled and have never encountered this situation. Our dogs had been welcomed in all the hotels along the trip from Vancouver and yet, the streets of Nelson were denied to them!

Surely it would be more cost efficient for bylaw officials to ticket bad owners than to ban visitors with dogs.

Maria Kotrly

West Vancouver