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6 Ways to Celebrate National Dog Day

Celebrate with your best friend on national dog day.

It’s National Dog Day and we’ve got 6 Ways to Celebrate with your Furry Friend!

Everyone knows that man’s best friend is a dog, which is why it’s so important to celebrate together on National Dog Day! Whether they’re your fur baby, your protector, service animal or just a pal, spend time celebrating their loyalty and the joy they have brought you. Here are our 6 ways to head out for the day with your dog buddy!

1. Take them to a dog beach

On a hot summer day, there’s no better way to keep cool than taking advantage of our awesome beaches. On National Dog Day you don’t want to leave your furry friend behind, so why not head out to one of the dog beaches in the area. Just remember to wait until it cools down so no paws get burned! Here are some of our Kelowna and West Kelowna dog beaches:

2. Enjoy the dog days of summer with our the local hiking trails

Whether you are walking your dog, or your dog is walking you, there are plenty of dog-friendly hikes and trails in the area. Here are some of the best trails to take your pup on.

Go for a hike with your furry friend.

3. Do a tasting at a dog-friendly winery

For something different, try a tasting at one of the dog-friendly wineries in the area! There are 15 wineries in the area that allow our furry friends:

4. Enjoy the lake on a SUP

If your dog loves to swim this is the activity for you! Your pooch will love riding on a Stand Up Paddle board or swimming along with it. Grab your SUP or rent one here and start having fun with your dog.

Advanced Stand Up Paddle, SUP, Board lessons out of Naramata.

5. Jump on a Kayak and going exploring with them

SUP not your style or skill level? That’s okay! Hop on a kayak and explore the lake while your best pal rides along with you or swims by your side. If you don’t have your own don’t worry we have you covered with Kayak rentals.

6. Grab a Ball and have some Fun at a Dog Park

Looking for just a fun way to hangout with your dog? Why not try out one of the local dog parks where you can throw a ball, run off leash and socialize with other dogs. Here are the top dog parks in the Central Okanagan.

You can see more dog parks in Kelowna here! 

Grab a ball and head to the dog park

There you have it! Now you have some great ways to spend the day with your best friend while enjoying the best the Okanagan Summers have to offer! If you are looking for more fun activities start browsing today with GiftGator. 

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