Dogs on Leash at Esquimalt's Gorge Park October 18-20, 2019

September 16, 2019

Head & Tail of the Gorge Regatta will be taking to the Gorge Waterway October 19th and 20th.  In preparation of and during the event, dog walkers are kindly asked to keep their pets on leash October 18th, 19th and 20th. 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Hosted by the University of Victoria men’s and women’s rowing programs on the Gorge Waterway in picturesque Victoria, B.C. The Head of the Gorge starts just shy of the Johnson Street Bridge and runs under three bridges to the finish line in front of Esquimalt Park. The Tail of the Gorge starts in beautiful Portage Inlet, runs under the proud new arches of the Craigflower Bridge, and finishes at the Esquimalt Gorge Park.

The Pacific Northwest uses this regatta to mark the transition to winter training and rewards themselves with incredible racing during the day and enjoying the hospitality of Victoria in the evenings.  Head of the Gorge encourages costumes and that gives the entire event a festival atmosphere. During this time, dog owners are kindly requested to keep their pets on leash in the park. Off leash dog areas are available nearby at Saxe Point Park and Macaulay Point Park.