We live in a wildlife corridor and can expect to share the area, especially the river valley, with many animals. We are fortunate to live in an area that has great biodiversity in the species that call this area home. Respecting these wild animals is key to maintaining their diversity and a healthy ecosystem.
General Tips About Wildlife
It is important NOT to:
- feed any wild animal in parks and natural areas
- feed any wild animal on private property (see Deer and Wildlife Feeding and Attractants Bylaw 28-21)
- approach any wild animal
- leave pet/bird feed outside in reach of deer or other wildlife
Predators like coyotes and cougars are most active at dusk and dawn. Be cautious in the river valley, especially at these times, or avoid the area. While driving, please remember to slow down for wildlife.
If you spot a cougar, bear or aggressive deer or coyote, please call the Report-A-Poacher line, monitored 24/7, at 1-800-642-3800. If you feel threatened or are under attack by a wild animal call 9-1-1.