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What The City of Calgary is doing to manage coyotes

We are developing a Coyote Conflict Response Guide that will be complete this spring – it is based on scientific research and best management practices employed by other urban jurisdictions across North America. The guide outlines consistent and appropriate responses to human-coyote conflicts, including a variety of tools such as communication, citizen and coyote behaviour modification and responses to human-coyote conflict.

While citizen safety is our number one priority, The City’s approach considers both public safety and the benefits of having a healthy coyote population to aid ecosystem balance. Public education and proactive management are key to managing how Calgarians co-exist with coyotes.

Reporting coyote sightings or encounters

  • In an emergency situation where there is immediate danger, call 9-1-1.
  • For non-emergency situations and to report coyote sightings, please call 311 (or 403-268-2489 outside city limits), or report online.


The following is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) about coyotes. Most of the information can also be found in our coyote awareness flyer.


Coyotes - FAQ