Trapping and Regulations

To solve problems regarding trapping of various animals such as muskrats, racoons, coyotes, and beavers, certain dates and times have been created for provincial trapping seasons. Always make sure you have proper permits, permissions, and trapping licenses. Please view the Provincial Trapping Season schedule for the Lower Mainland on page 96 in the Hunting and Trapping Synopsis PDF [2.95MB], especially for connection with beaver natal periods.

Other unlawful regulations include Feeding dangerous wildlife - Under Section 33.1:

  1. A person who intentionally feeds or attempts to feed dangerous wildlife commits an offence.
  2. A person commits an offence if the person, with the intent of attracting dangerous wildlife to any land or premises, provides, leaves or places in, on or about the land or premises food, food waste or any other substance that could attract dangerous wildlife to the land or premises.
  3. Subsection (2) does not apply to a person who is engaging in hunting or trapping dangerous wildlife in accordance with all other applicable provisions of this Act and the regulations.

To solve and avoid problems that cause conflict, please view these regulations on pages 14 and 18 of the Hunting and Trapping Synopsis. PDF [2.95MB]

Please view our Hunting and Trapping section for more information on trapping.