Reporting Suspicious Activities

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Use this new field guide to get tips on how to observe and record relevant evidence and how to report an offence. The Field Guide: 

  • Provides detailed information on note-taking and collecting necessary information on the who, the when, the where and the what of proving that an offence has occurred.
  • Lists the most common environmental offences and describes the key elements of each one.  The most common environmental offences are organized under fishing, hunting and trapping, pollution, forest practices, cultural and archeaological sites, parks and protected areas, species at risk, and boating.
  • Includes the section number of the statute or regulation as well as contact information for the relevant officials to call to report particular types of offences. 

Find out fast who to contact if you see a suspicious activity.
Click on the suspicious activity below and the contact information for relevant enforcement authorities will appear in a window along with a description of the activity.  Please also contact your local Guardian Watchmen program if you think that something is not right. 

When reporting suspicious activities you can leave your name or remain anonymous.

Find out how to document suspicious activities

Download a printable version of the contact information and how to document suspicious activities for handy reference.

Who to Contact if you See a Suspicious Activity…

How To Document Suspicious Activities

When you see something suspicious, it is important to properly record what you are observing. Follow these steps:

  1. Take a photo or video of the activity you are concerned about.

  2. Record all pertinent information including date, time, location, description of the suspects, details of the incident, description of transportation involved (vessel #, model, colour, etc.) and any other relevant information.

  3. Do not approach or confront people, your safety comes first.

  4. Call the local Guardian Watchmen.

  5. Call the relevant number listed above.

Please report any suspicious activities immediately. The detailed information you collect is very important for the Guardian Watchmen and other relevant authorities to follow up on your report.