Temporary closures for Westwood dog off-leash area

BC Hydro conducting maintenance work on powerlines


Starting February 1, the dog-off leash area in Westwood Lake Park will be closed during working hours while BC Hydro crews perform powerline maintenance. Crews will be working between the hours of 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Those wishing to use the area are permitted to do so outside of the mentioned working hours.

The project is expected to be completed by March 31.

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Key Points

  • BC Hydro will be replacing the wooden poles from the Jinglepot Sub-station located on Jinglepot Road and East Wellington Road to Harewood Mines Road near Lincoln Road. The work is expected to start Monday, February 1 and complete by March 31.
  • Working hours for this project are from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. During the mentioned working hours the Westwood Lake dog off-leash area will be closed to the public.
  • BC Hydro owns the land and they grant the City of Nanaimo access to have an off-leash dog area located there.


"While this project is underway we encourage dogs and their people to use one of the 11 other off-leash areas located in Nanaimo."

Manager, Park Operations
City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • The City of Nanaimo has a total of 12 dog off-leash areas. They are located in the following parks: Beaufort, Beban, Cable Bay, Colliery Dam, Diver Lake, Gallows Point, Invermere Beach, May Richards Benett Pioneer, Northfield Rotary Lookout, St. George Ravine, Westwood and Wardropper.


Al Britton
Manager, Park Operations
City of Nanaimo

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