Animal Bylaw

The Animal Bylaw promotes responsible pet ownership and balances safety and enjoyment for all residents. The bylaw exists to protect people and pets.


Here's the Scoop


  • Dogs must be on a leash that is two metres or less in length at all times, except in designated off-leash areas.
  • Dogs must be on a leash on or within one metre of trails, in and out of off-leash areas.
  • Dog owners are required to show leashes in off-leash areas if requested by an officer.

Stop and Scoop

  • All poop must be picked up and put in a garbage can.
  • Dog walkers must always be able to pick up after their dogs.
  • You are required to carry extra bags and show them if asked by an officer.
  • Failure to pick up after your pet could result in a $250 fine. 

Look for the Waste Bag Dispensers throughout the city. Take a Bag? Replace It!

Location Map for Waste Bag Dispensers

Determination of a Dangerous Dog

A dog’s behaviour will determine whether it is dangerous, not its breed.

Fines and Penalties

  • Dogs are not allowed in playground areas.
  • Licences for dangerous dogs will have an increased fee.


Animal Bylaw 11/2013

Frequently Asked Questions


24 hours Animal Control Services Complaint Line - 780-458-7700
(Found/lost dogs, excessive barking, animal conflicts etc.)

For general comments about off-leash areas/designations, please email:

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Last edited: January 8, 2021