Wolf Sightings across Ontario

by Melissa, Sandra, Stan
(Milton, Stoney Creek, Freelton, Acton, Lambton County)

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Melissa from Milton, Ontario, wrote to tell us of her Wolf sighting ... Walking my two little dogs this morning down at mill pond Milton, Ontario, around 10 am; my husband and I parked our car in the small parking area beside the railroad tracks, we had our dogs off the leash and are always very cautious of our surroundings always in that area for other dogs and wildlife. We were about 200 yards from the top of the trail looking up the small incline of the trail, and right there before us, stood in the middle of the trail at the very top looking down at us, out of nowhere, was the huge grey and white what we thought first was a husky, then automatically realized it was not a husky or Coyote it was a huge Wolf, I kid you not. We quickly picked up our dogs and walked swiftly back to our car, good thing the dogs did not see the animal, they would have barked at it for sure. my brother who I told the story to, thought it might be a Coy-wolf - hybrid of a wolf and coyote. He recently saw a documentary how these hybrids animals from Algonquin Park are migrating to southern Ontario and will be the next main species for the next 50 years. we love the trail at the pond, it is cool place to walk the dogs on a warm day, and peaceful, but no more, I don't care what time of the day it is, will not take that risk even with my 2 little dogs on a leash. So for all those out there please beware when walking your dogs down there.


Sandra wrote to tell us ..... A friend of ours was confronted by a lone Wolf while walking his dog near the marina on the North Service Road in Stoney Creek. The Wolf was out around 10:00 pm on the path near the tennis courts. There is a park right next to these tennis courts. This hasn't been the first time a Wolf has been spotted in this area.

A reader from Freelton told us ..... I'm quite sure I saw a grey/brown skinny Wolf at the back of our property bordering highway 6 and 97. Far too big for a Fox, and would have to have been a massively tall Coyote. It was all alone as far as I could see.

One of our readers from Acton, Ontario, wrote to say ..... I was just driving home from Burlington I was coming up Guelph line and turned right on 25 side road about 2 km down the road a big Wolf jumped out onto the side of the road I did not think that were near this area but I have seen them up north, so I know what it was it was a Grey Wolf

Stan, from Lambton County wrote to say ..... Last Saturday morning I was having coffee and looked out my back window to spot a large dog-like creature. It was about 100 yards away at the most. It was larger than a few Coyotes I have seen. It was walking briskly along the bush near the bank of the Bear Creek which straddles our property near Zion Line. I thought it might be a "Coywolf" but after viewing pictures and looking at a Grey Wolf video, determined, that is what it resembled most. Unfortunately, when I got the camera, it was gone.
Thank you all for sending us these reports of your Wolf sightings - I find it very interesting to read about Wolves in Southern Ontario!

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South Pickering Wolf sighting
by: Anonymous

Wolf sighting at Frenchmen's Bay School on Dec.15th 2021. He was just walking through the schoolyard on the prowl for some geese in the field. He was way to big to be a coyote. So don't let your dog off leash.

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Wolf spotted, Clinton Ontario August 3 2021
by: CountryLife

Driving down Telephone Road between Porters Hill Line and Whys Line. I was driving up on what I thought was a coyote eating something, until I got closer it was evident that this was not a coyote. This was easily 100+lbs. I got within about 20 yards and he darted into a large wooded area right off the side of the road and as I drove by to see what he was eating I was shocked it was literally the ass end of a white tail deer. Please update the site so we can add pics. I have 2 really good pictures of him, he was absolutely massive. Anyone in the area please be careful, they are not a friendly stuffed animal, they will EAT YOU.
By the way, I spotted one just outside of Mitchell, Ontario in fall 2020.

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Pickering Wolves
by: Min

2 wolves spotted multiple times near waterfront in Pickering, they are definitely not scared whatsoever.

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Wolf Sighting
by: Anonymous

Saw a wolf at the Oshawa Airport Golf Course.

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Dead on tracks (Wolf)
by: Anonymous

Found what appears to be a Wolf dead on the railway tracks just west of Woodstock.
I have pictures but I can't find how to share them.

You can submit pictures to us by going to our "Wolves" page and scrolling down until you come to "Enter the title of your story here" and once you put in a title, there is space for you to write about what you saw, and add pictures.

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2021
by: Maisie

Hi, I am pretty sure I spotted a wolf on hwy 8/97 this morning, between Trussler & Blenheim Rd. It had a dark coat, was larger than a German Shepherd and trotted at a high rate of speed, crossed the road from one field to another and continued on into a wooded section. I am always on the lookout for wildlife so this was quite a surprise on my morning commute! :)

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Was that a wolf?
by: Anonymous

I live near Alvinston, ON and on two occassions I have spotted running through the same field what was definitely not a coyote or a dog. It was about the size of a medium dog. It was either dark grey or brown. I see foxes and coyotes as they are both in the area. This was neither. Wondering if anyone else has spotted a wolf?

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Wolf seen on the Lake
by: Jen Burchat

We live at Park Haven Lake near Innerkip, Ontario. Today while my husband was checking his minnow trap, he saw a huge wolf standing in the middle of Park Haven Lake. The wolf ran off across the lake to the west marsh end near the 401 when it saw my husband.

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I wish we had wolves in Lambton County.
by: Anonymous

Info about the Wolf here, narrated by Robert Redford - Wolf


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Beautiful Red Wolf
by: Anonymous

I live 5 minutes from Beaverton and one afternoon I saw a beautiful red wolf run across the road. I was amazed at how healthy he looked. I have seen many coyotes over the years, this was not one of them. Looked it up and I’m convinced it was a red eastern or now they are called Algonquin wolf. Less than a week later my husband saw two wolves taking down a deer near the area I saw it in.

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Wolf or Coywolf in Belleville
by: Anonymous

I was driving to work this morning at approximately 5:45 am. I was on Palmer Rd headed north to Moira Street West when it ran in front of me on the road. I had seen it in my peripheral and had slowed down preparing for it to run in front of me. I came to a complete stop and it also stopped once it crossed and looked right at me. It was grey brown and far too big to be a coyote and it most certainly was not a dog. I told a co-worker about it and she stated she had also seen the same type animal right in the industrial area where we work the very same morning.

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Sightings in Blandford-Blenheim
by: Anonymous

Hi. I live in the hamlet of Windfall (near Woodstock, Ontario) and over the past few months eastern wolves have made themselves known here. It seems to be a pack of five and they are very organized. We have seen them post sentries during a hunt and have heard them off and on during the night. There are also many coyotes in this area. But these are definitely wolves.

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