“The park is not, nor has it ever been, an off-leash area at any time of year. Dogs are not allowed on the main beach at all,” writes Joanne Siderius. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

“The park is not, nor has it ever been, an off-leash area at any time of year. Dogs are not allowed on the main beach at all,” writes Joanne Siderius. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

LETTER: No dogs allowed in Kokanee Creek Provincial Park

From reader Joanne Siderius

Kokanee Creek Provincial Park – especially the wildlife – needs our help. You might be forgiven for thinking that, on some days, Kokanee Creek Provincial Park has become an off-leash dog park.

The park is not, nor has it ever been, an off-leash area at any time of year. Dogs are not allowed on the main beach at all. Many birds and animals regard dogs as predators. And enormous harm can be done to young birds and animals by dogs.

There is a $115 fine for having your dog off-leash in the park. Do your part – keep your pets on a leash whenever you visit Kokanee Creek Provincial Park. Our amazing wildlife, and its home, are relying on you!

Joanne Siderius

Nelson