Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

Bear and Wildlife Encounters and Education

Report wildlife encounters to the BC COS RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277

"keeping wildlife wild and communities safe"

WildSafeBC is a program designed to reduce human-wildlife conflict through education, innovation and cooperation. WildSafeBC is designed, owned and delivered by the BC Conservation Foundation as a partnership between local funding bodies (such as municipalities and regional districts) and the Province of BC.


The Northern Rockies has partnered with WildSafeBC and the BC Conservation Foundation for the second year to host a WildSafeBC Program Community Coordinator from May to September 2019. You may have seen the Community Coordinator as they conduct a variety of educational activities in and around the community. 


Dial Toll Free 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP) to report wildlife-human interactions where public safety is at risk. In an emergency, contact the Northern Rockies RCMP detachment at (250) 774-2777. 

If you observe dangerous wildlife in a residential area involved in any of the following, please report the incident to the BC Conservation Office 24 hour, toll free call centre at:  1-877-952-7277

  • Accessing garbage or other human supplied food sources
  • Instances where wildlife cannot be easily scared off
  • Dangerous wildlife is in a public location like a city park or school during daylight hours
  • When a cougar or wolf is seen in a residential area
The British Columbia Conservation Foundation's Wildlife Alert Reporting Program (WARP) Map allows visitors to view recently reported sightings.

Observing dangerous wildlife in the woods, back country, forested areas or a wildlife interface is normal.  We recommend that anyone spending time in these areas should ensure that they are familiar with how to react should they encounter dangerous wildlife. 

The Ministry of Environment has the following resources to help provide tips and strategies on how to reduce conflicts:

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