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The Town of Parry Sound is full of wildlife, including reptiles, birds, and mammals. Wildlife is always best viewed from a distance.

With an increase in black bear activity in the community, the public has voiced their concern. Join expert speaker Dr. John Beecham, Bear Biologist/Consultant, for an engaging experience where you can learn how to co-exist with black bears in safe and respectful ways.

Nuisance Prevention

To prevent nuisance animals the Town of Parry Sound requires that you keep all garbage stored in an enclosed container, if it is stored outside. This container can be as simple as a garbage can with a lid or it can be something more secure - like a shed.

Feeding Wildlife

The Town of Parry Sound does not have a municipal bylaw prohibiting people from feeding wildlife. The Town supports the Ministry of Natural Resources view that feeding wild animals may do more harm than good.


If you feel there is an immediate threat to a person from wildlife call the police at 911.

Non-Emergency Nuisance Bear

To report a nuisance bear call the Bear Wise reporting line: 1-866-514-2327.

Other Resources:

The Ministry of Natural Resources or call them at 705-746-4201

Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary or call them at 705-732-6368

Contact Us


Town of Parry Sound
52 Seguin Street
Parry Sound, ON P2A 1B4
T. (705) 746-2101
F. (705) 746-7461

Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET
Closed on statutory holidays