The City of Edmonton is home to a variety of urban wildlife such as coyotes, squirrels, geese and deer. Learn how to keep your property pest free and get some tips for interacting with wildlife in their habitat.
Dealing with Small Animals
You may legally trap pest animals such as skunks, gophers, porcupines, squirrels, ground squirrels, magpies and crows on your own property.
Animal Care & Control Centre no longer offers wildlife trap rental services. Citizens are encouraged to seek the help of privately operated wildlife and pest control companies or modify their property to deter wild animals.
Dealing with Large Animals
Large animals such as moose, deer, urban coyotes, and even the occasional bear, cougar and wild boar in the city are the responsibility of Alberta Fish and Wildlife Officers.
The City's Park Rangers and the police are normally called to assist the Wildlife Officers in situations involving potentially dangerous wildlife.
These amendments are intended to address both individuals' behaviour and property conditions that may lead to increased negative interactions between coyotes, people and companion animals or the creation of nuisance conditions that may cause public or health safety concerns. These matters may lead to safety issues such as property damage, food conditioning and habituated coyote behaviour.