Vancouver is home to a large range of wildlife.
We are not legally responsible for wildlife, but the:
- Parks Control By-law prohibits feeding any wildlife within parks
- Wildlife Feeding Regulation By-law prohibits feeding wildlife throughout the city
Important note Private property owners are responsible for keeping their land and buildings in a condition that it will not contribute towards a pest infestation.
We work with agencies and levels of government to deal with many wildlife issues within city boundaries, including Musqueam Lands – but not UBC and the University Endowment Lands.
Important note Report coyote sightings to the Stanley Park Ecology Society. All other coyote incidents, including feeding and aggression, should be reported immediately to the Provincial Report all Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) line at 1-877-952-7277.
Reporting other issues
Urban wildlife resources
Other governmental organizations
Local animal rescues
Many non-profit organizations in the Vancouver area care for certain categories of wildlife.