Coyotes live in urban areas around New Westminster and there are often sightings across the city, especially in the following areas:

  • Queen's Park
  • Glenbrooke Ravine

Coyotes may be aggressive if they become too familiar with human behaviour and unnatural food sources and, at this time of the year, when they are preparing for mating season.

If You Encounter a Coyote 

  • Raise your arms above your head and speak loudly and firmly. 
  • Do not run or turn your back on the animal.
  • If the coyote continues to approach, be loud and act aggressive to scare it off. 
  • Throw rocks, make loud noises.

How to Protect Pets

Take these measures to protect your pets as coyotes sometimes prey on smaller animals:

  • Keep cats indoors.
  • Walk small dogs on a short-leash.
  • Supervise your dog while off-leash in a designated off-leash area.
  • Walk dogs in high-pedestrian areas.
  • Feed pets indoors.

Report a Concern

City of New Westminster Animal Services Officers do not attend to concerns of nuisance or aggressive wild animal issues.

To report wildlife that is aggressive or causing property damage, call the BC Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277.

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Additional Resources

Coyote Safety Information