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Bear Activity: August 7 to August 13, 2015

There was no reported bear activity in the Town of Canmore this week. The radio collard grizzly bears in K – Ctry remain in the alpine, but alternative sources of food are now available this time of year. Remember to manage any attractants whether they be food and garbage in your campsite or fallen fruit in your yards.

There has been quite a bit of black bear activity this week, with reports in Lac Des Arc, Heart Creek, Three Sisters Resort, Gap Hill, Exshaw, Bow Valley Provincial Park and the Canmore Nordic Centre.

Grizzly bears were also reported in the Canmore Nordic Centre on the Banff, Meadow View and Terminator Trails.

Always remember to carry bear spray where it is quickly accessible rather than in your pack. Make noise and let wildlife know you are coming. Maps indicating the zone locations referenced in these bear summary reports can be viewed via the following link: www.wildsmart.ca/news/zones-reference-maps/.

We are interested in your feedback related to these weekly summaries . If you have comments please let us know – it only helps to make the information of greater value.

Bear Activity: July 31 to August6, 2015

There was no reported bear activity in the Town of Canmore this week. Many of the radio collard grizzly bears in K – Ctry are up high in the alpine – possibly a reflection of the relatively sporadic buffaloberry crop. Black bears were reported at the Canmore Nordic Centre, Deadmans Flats, Heart Creek, YMCA, Yamnuska and Bow Valley Prov Park. There was a grizzly bear reportedly hit by a train E of Exshaw but it could not be located nor was it confirmed to be a grizzly bear. Always remember to carry bear spray, even while walking on the trails in Town. Make noise and let wildlife know you are coming. Maps indicating the zone locations referenced in these bear summary reports can be viewed via the following link: www.wildsmart.ca/news/zones-reference-maps/.

Bear Activity: July 24 to 30, 2015

Black bear activity continues to occur in and around the Town of Canmore. Buffaloberries are sporadic in the valley and bears are on the move looking for that bumper crop. Black bears were reported in Canmore Nordic Centre, Quarry/ Grassi Lake, Rundleview, Grassi Corridor, South Industrial, TSR Resort, TSR South, Alpine Club, Exshaw, YMCA and Bow Valley Prov Park. Grizzly bear activity was reported in Wind Valley this week . Always remember to carry bear spray, even while walking on the trails in Town. Make noise and let wildlife know you are coming. Maps indicating the zone locations referenced in these bear summary reports can be viewed via the following link: www.wildsmart.ca/news/zones-reference-maps/.

We are interested in your feedback related to these weekly summaries . If you have comments please let us know – only helps to make the information of greater value.

Bear Activity: July 17 to 23, 2015

Black bear activity was widespread in the valley last week with only one confirmed grizzly bear report occurring. Black bears were reported in Georgetown, Bow River West, Canmore Nordic Centre, Quarry/ Grassi Lake, Rundleview, Grassi Corridor, Alpine Club, Deadmans Flats, Heart Creek and Bow Valley Prov Park. Grizzly bear activity was reported at Georgetown along the Bow river this week . Always remember to carry bear spray, even while walking on the trails in Town. Make noise and let wildlife know you are coming. Maps indicating the zone locations referenced in these bear summary reports can be viewed via the following link: www.wildsmart.ca/news/zones-reference-maps/.

We are interested in your feedback related to these weekly summaries . If you have comments please let us know – only helps to make the information of greater value.

Bear Activity: July 10 to 16, 2015

Bear activity was relatively quiet last week in the Bow Valley. Black bears were reported in Harvie Heights West, Harvie Heights Benchlands, Silvertip, Quarry/ Grassi Lake, Rundleview, Grassi Corridor, YMCA and Bow Valley Prov Park. Grizzly bear activity was reported at TSR South this week . Always remember to carry bear spray, even while walking on the trails in Town. Make noise and let wildlife know you are coming. Maps indicating the zone locations referenced in these bear summary reports can be viewed via the following link: www.wildsmart.ca/news/zones-reference-maps/.

We are interested in your feedback related to these weekly summaries . If you have comments please let us know – only helps to make the information of greater value.

Bear Activity: July 3 to July 9, 2015

Bear activity is being reported across much of the Bow Valley – likely an indication of the increased human use in many areas of the valley now that school is out. Black bears were reported in Georgetown, Canmore Nordic Centre, Quarry/ Grassi Lake, Bow River West, TSR Resort, Alpine Club, Yamnuska, YMCA, Bow Valley Prov Park and Wind Valley. Grizzly bear activity was reported at Canmore Nordic Centre, TSR South, Bow Flats and Yamnuska this week . Always remember to carry bear spray, even while walking on the trails in Town. Make noise and let wildlife know you are coming. The elk closure on Larch Island has been reopened. Maps indicating the zone locations referenced in these bear summary reports can be viewed via the following link: www.wildsmart.ca/news/zones-reference-maps/.

We are interested in your feedback related to these weekly summaries . If you have comments please let us know – only helps to make the information of greater value.

Bear Activity: June 26 to July 2, 2015

Buffalberry season is here – some areas in the Bow Valley now have ripe red/ orange berries. This will bring bears down into the valley bottom to feed, so be aware of bears feeding trailside or in other areas where bufflaberry grows. Black bears were reported in the Harvie Heights West, Canmore Nordic Centre, Quarry/ Grassi Lake, TSR Resort, Alpine Club, Gap Hill, Bow Flats, Yamnuska and Wind Valley. Grizzly bear activity was reported at Harvie Heights West, Silvertip, TSR Resort and Heart Creek this week . Always remember to carry bear spray, even while walking on the trails in Town. Make noise and let bears know you are coming. The elk closure on Larch Island in Canmore is still in effect: www.albertaparks.ca/canmore-nordic-centre/advisories-public-safety/advisory/larch-island.aspx Maps indicating the zone locations referenced in these bear summary reports can be viewed via the following link: www.wildsmart.ca/news/zones-reference-maps/.

We are interested in your feedback related to these weekly summaries . If you have comments please let us know – only helps to make the information of greater value.

Bear Activity: June 19 to 25, 2015

WThe buffalberry season is almost upon us. The berry crop looks very good in places, berries are still green but could ripen this week. This will bring bears down into the valley bottom for the start of the berry season.. Black bears were reported in the Harvie Heights West, Harvie Heights/ Benchlands, Georgetown, Bow River West, Canmore Nordic Centre, Quarry/ Grassi Lake, Grassi Corridor, North Canmore, Silvertip, Alpine Club, Gap Hill, Bow Flats, Deadmans Flats, YMCA, . Grizzly bear activity was reported at Harvie Heights/ Benchlands, Grassi Corridor, Silvertip, Yamnuska this week . Always remember to carry bear spray, even while walking on the trails in Town. Make noise and let bears know you are coming. The elk closure on Larch Island in Canmore is still in effect: www.albertaparks.ca/canmore-nordic-centre/advisories-public-safety/advisory/larch-island.aspx Maps indicating the zone locations referenced in these bear summary reports can be viewed via the following link: www.wildsmart.ca/news/zones-reference-maps/.

We are interested in your feedback related to these weekly summaries . If you have comments please let us know – only helps to make the information of greater value.

Bear Activity: June 12 to 18, 2015

Bears continue to be active in and around the Town of Canmore. Black bears were reported in the following Zones this week: Harvie Heights/ Benchlands, Canmore Nordic Centre, Quarry/ Grassi Lake, Bow River West, Canmore Golf Course, Rundleview, South Canmore, North Canmore, Cougar Creek/ Eagle Terrace, Deadmans Flats, TSR Resort, TSR South, Bow River East, Yamnuska, . Grizzly bear activity was reported at Alpine Club and Bow River East, this week . Always remember to carry bear spray, even while walking on the trails in Town. Make noise and let bears know you are coming. Be aware that elk are calving at the moment and the moms can be quite aggressive if they feel their calves are being threatened by people. There is currently an elk closure on Larch Island in Canmore: www.albertaparks.ca/canmore-nordic-centre/advisories-public-safety/advisory/larch-island.aspx Maps indicating the zone locations referenced in these bear summary reports can be viewed via the following link: www.wildsmart.ca/news/zones-reference-maps/.

We are interested in your feedback related to these weekly summaries . If you have comments please let us know – only helps to make the information of greater value.

Bear Activity: June 5 to 11, 2015

Bears are quite active in the Bow Valley at the moment. Black bears were reported in the following Zones this week: Harvie Heights/ Benchlands, Georgetown, Canmore Nordic Centre, Canmore Golf Course, North Canmore, Rundleview, Quarry / Grassi Lake, Grassi Corridor, South Canmore, Bow River, Silvertip, Cougar Creek/ Eagle Terrace, Deadmans Flats, TSR South, Bow des Arcs and Gap Hill. There was no grizzly bear activity reported this week but there were a few reports where the species could not be identified. They occured in in Harvie Heights West, Harvie Heights/ Benchlands and Cougar Creek/ Eagle Terrace. Always remember to carry bear spray, even while walking on the trails in Town. Make noise and let bears know you are coming. Be aware that elk are calving at the moment and the moms can be quite aggressive if they feel their calves are being threatened by people. Maps indicating the zone locations referenced in these bear summary reports can be viewed via the following link: www.wildsmart.ca/news/zones-reference-maps/.

We are interested in your feedback related to these weekly summaries . If you have comments please let us know – only helps to make the information of greater value.






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