Located only a short 8-minute drive from downtown Nanaimo, Colliery Dam is an excellent spot to take your pup on an off-leash adventure. There are a number of trails to choose from; the upper loop is the designated leash-free area. And if you’re doggo’s feeling frisky, feel free to toss a ball or stick into the little lake – if it’s a hot one, they’ll thank you dearly 🐾