Like many wildlife species, cougars call West Vancouver and the North Shore home. Cougars are most active between dusk and dawn but can be seen at all times of the day. Understanding their behaviour and why they may be close to trails or urban environments is the first step to keeping you and your pets safe in the rare event that you have an encounter with a cougar.

Cougar sightings are very rare. Even so, you should always be prepared to see a cougar when living and recreating on the North Shore.


If a cougar displays aggressive or threatening behaviour, report it immediately to the Conservation Officer reporting line.


Report a cougar sighting