Urban wildlife control
Vancouver is home to a large range of wildlife - everything from coyotes, eagles, and dolphins to deer, raccoons, and skunks.
The City is not legally responsible for wildlife, though the Parks Control Bylaw prohibits feeding wildlife within parks.
The City works with other 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.
See the chart below for more information.
|Aggressive or threatening behaviour||Coyote||Ministry of Environment
|Aggressive or threatening behaviour||Urban wildlife other than a coyote||Ministry of Environment
|Being fed||Pigeons and other birds||3-1-1|
|Being kept as a pet||Prohibited animals (venomous reptile or amphibian, bear, fox, wolf, cougar, crocodile, etc)||3-1-1|
|Being kept in a vehicle in hot weather||Pet animal||3-1-1|
|Being neglected or abused||Pet or farm animal||SPCA
|Causing problems but has not invaded a private home||Urban wildlife (bears, cougars, coyotes, deer, foxes, raccoons, rabbits, squirrels, etc)||Ministry of Environment
|Dead||Marine mammal (seal, otter, etc); Urban wildlife (raccoons, rabbits, squirrels, skunk, etc)||3-1-1|
|Dead or injured||Bear, cougar, or deer||Ministry of Environment
|Has invaded a private home that you OWN (single family home, strata, or co-op)||Urban wildlife (raccoons, rabbits, squirrels, skunk, etc)||Find an accredited pest control service.
NOTE: Permits are required for removing wildlife that is native to BC.
|Has invaded a private home that you RENT||Urban wildlife (raccoons, rabbits, squirrels, skunk, etc)||Your landlord. If they do not deal with the problem, then call 3-1-1.|
|Injured, in distress, or orphaned||Marine mammal (seals, otters, etc)||Marine Mammal Rehabilitation Centre
or 604-735-4777 (emergency pager)
|All situations||Rat or mouse||Find out how to get rid of rats and mice|