There are a few locations for the American Dog Tick in British Columbia, although it is much more common in Eastern North America (Lindquist et al. 2016). Lindquist et al. (2016, 88) indicates that the American Dog Tick has expanded its range in Saskatchewan and Manitoba and is "established considerably further north and west than 50 years ago."
This tick may be a pest in eastern residential areas (Gregson 1956).