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Bear Activity: November 24 to November 30

BEAR SUMMARY FOR THE BOW VALLEY.

(Banff National Park East Gate to Bow Valley Provincial Park)

For the period: November 24 to November 30, 2017.

Welcome to the last weekly bear report of 2017!

Summary.

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 grizzly bears in…

Dec.6 WildSmart Speaker Series – ‘Bison Return’ Film Screening

For our next upcoming Speaker Series event we will be screening the film ‘Bison Return’ at the Canmore Collegiate High School Theatre on Wednesday, December 6th at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). This documentary created by Fireweed Creative, is about the bison reintroduction in Banff National Park. The film will be followed by a short presentation from Parks Canada on the current status of the Banff bison. This is a free event but donations are very much appreciated.

Bear Activity: November 17 to November 23

BEAR SUMMARY FOR THE BOW VALLEY.

(Banff National Park East Gate to Bow Valley Provincial Park).

For the period: November 17 to November 23, 2017.

Welcome to the weekly bear report!

Summary.

There have not been any reported sightings of bears in the Canmore area this past week but there continue to be reports of grizzly bears (mostly males) still moving around the landscape in surrounding areas. This recent warm weather may keep them…

Bear Activity: November 10 to November 16

BEAR SUMMARY FOR THE BOW VALLEY.

(Banff National Park East Gate to Bow Valley Provincial Park)

For the period: November 10 to November 16, 2017.

Welcome to the weekly bear report!

Summary.

Collared bear data is showing that most of the female grizzly bears have either gone into their dens or they are staying very close to their den site. There have been no sightings of bears in the Canmore area this past week, however there continue to be grizzly bear sightings…

Bear Activity: November 3 to November 9

BEAR SUMMARY FOR THE BOW VALLEY.

(Banff National Park East Gate to Bow Valley Provincial Park).

For the period: November 3 to November 9, 2017.

Welcome to the weekly bear report!

Summary.

The bears are still awake! A black bear was seen yesterday in the Canmore area and a grizzly bear was recently spotted moving around in K-Country. These bears, I like to call them “procrastinating” bears, are still trying to eat…

Bear Activity: October 27 to November 2

BEAR SUMMARY FOR THE BOW VALLEY.

(Banff National Park East Gate to Bow Valley Provincial Park)

For the period: October 27 to November 2.

Welcome to the weekly bear report!

Summary.

It was a quiet week for bears in the Bow Valley and the cold weather and snowfall will likely speed up the process of the bears heading into their dens for their winter sleep. We can do our part in helping them go to bed safely by not leaving unnatural…

Bear Activity: October 20 to October 26

BEAR SUMMARY FOR THE BOW VALLEY.

(Banff National Park East Gate to Bow Valley Provincial Park)

For the period: October 20 to October 26.

Welcome to the weekly bear report!

Summary.

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. As long as there is food available for them, they will likely not…

Bear Activity: October 13 to October 19

BEAR SUMMARY FOR THE BOW VALLEY.

(Banff National Park East Gate to Bow Valley Provincial Park)

For the period: October 13 to October 19.

Welcome to the weekly bear report!

Summary.

Bears are still active and looking for food, especially easily accessible food such as crabapples and pumpkins. There continue to be reports of bears getting into fruit trees this week in Canmore. Please do your part in keeping wildlife WILD and…

Bear Activity: October 6 to October 12

BEAR SUMMARY FOR THE BOW VALLEY.

(Banff National Park East Gate to Bow Valley Provincial Park)

For the period: October 6 to October 12.

Welcome to the weekly bear report!

Summary.

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, especially…

Bear Activity: September 29 to October 5

BEAR SUMMARY FOR THE BOW VALLEY.

(Banff National Park East Gate to Bow Valley Provincial Park)

For the period: September 29 to October 5.

Welcome to the weekly bear report!

Summary.

This week black bears have been seen and reported on both sides of the valley in residential neighbourhoods. As the berry season draws to an end, these bears are looking for easily accessible food. Please help keep these bears safe, wild and…






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