Penticton and the surrounding areas are home to deer, black bears, cougars, rodents and other animals. However, there are steps we can take prevent human-wildlife interaction.

Have you had a wildlife encounter? Report it to the B.C. Conservation Officer Service RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277.

Urban Deer

Deer are a natural part of our environment. However, the presence of deer in our residential areas has increased, due to the abundance of food found in gardens and orchards and a lack of natural predators in urban areas.

Deer can cause property damage and may be aggressive toward pets and humans. Here you’ll find information about what to do in a deer encounter and ways you can protect your property.

Be Bear Smart

Pest Control

Here you’ll find information about how you can minimize encounters with unwanted wildlife and pests.

Other Tips and Resources