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Bear Activity: November 23 to November 29

Welcome to the last weekly bear report of 2018! As most of the bears are now moving into their dens, this will be the last bear report for the season. There have not been any reported sightings of bears in the Bow Valley this past week but there continue to be reports of bears still out of their dens in surrounding areas…

Dec.5 WildSmart Speaker Series – ‘The Rules we Make that Coyotes Break’

Join University of Calgary Professor Shelley M. Alexander, Ph.D. for ‘The Rules we Make that Coyotes Break: Understanding human experience of wildlife co-existence,’ at the Canmore Collegiate High School Theatre on Wednesday, December 5 at 7 pm. This presentation will explore connections between human experiences, beliefs and behaviours towards carnivores. This is a free event…

Bear Activity: November 16 to November 22

Collared bear data is showing that most of the female grizzly bears are at or in their dens. There have not been any recent sightings of bears in the Bow Valley but bears in surrounding areas, moving around the landscape in search of food, are still being reported. Be vigilant when…

Bear Activity: November 9 to November 15

GPS data is showing that collared grizzly bears in the Bow Valley and Kananaskis Country area have either gone into their dens or are staying very close to their den site. That being said, there are non-collared bears still out and about looking for food and fresh grizzly bear tracks were seen yesterday down in…

Bear Activity: November 2 to November 8

The bears are still awake! Although no recent bear activity has been seen in the Bow Valley, several grizzly bears (both male and female) continue to move around Kananaskis Country searching for some more last minute calories. So while you are busy waxing your cross-country skis, you should still be thinking about…

Bear Activity: October 26 to November 1

It was a quiet week for bears in the Bow Valley and cold weather will likely speed up the process of bears heading into their dens. Grizzly bears continue to be seen moving around K-Country searching for food, and there has been a decrease in black bear activity, likely due to the fact that…

Bear Activity: October 19 to October 25

If you are wondering if the bears have gone into their dens…the answer is NO! Most of the bears in the Bow Valley and K-Country are still out and about looking for more food, and a grizzly bear was recently seen west of Canmore. Halloween is around the corner so please be proactive and help keep your children and the children in your neighbourhood safe by…

Bear Activity: October 12 to October 18

Bear activity seems to be slowing down a bit in the Bow Valley but bears are still awake and looking for food, especially easily accessible food. Halloween is around the corner and with that, pumpkins are starting to make an appearance. Please be proactive and remember to keep pumpkins inside of windows…

Bear Activity: October 5 to October 11

The bears are still out and about looking for food for the next month and a half to fatten up for the winter, and many elk have recently been seen in and around town and on school…

Bear Activity: September 28 to October 4

Happy Thanksgiving weekend! Just because there is snow on the ground, it does not mean that the bears have gone to sleep. Bears will still be looking for food for the next month and a half to fatten up for the winter, and bears continue to be drawn into residential…






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