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Report any sightings of bears, cougars or wolves
403.591.7755 (Local)

For all public safety
emergencies call 9-1-1

Bear Activity: August 10 to 16, 2012

(Banff National Park to Bow Valley Provincial Park)

For the Period: August 10 to 16, 2012

Bear Activity Trends

There was black bear activity reported in  Canmore Nordic Centre, Quarry/ Grassi Lakes, Bow River, Rundleview, Harvie Heights/ Benchlands, Deadmans Flats, Exshaw, Lac des Arcs, Heart Creek, Bow Valley Prov Park, Yamnuska, zones this week. Grizzly bear activity was reported in   Quarry/ Grassi Lake, Rundleview, Grassi Corridor, South Industrial, Harvie Heights/ Benchlands, Silvertip zones this week.

Education Tidbit

 Bears are attracted to ripened berries because of their sweet taste and high caloric value. Whether they are naturally occurring or planted on your property, you can expect bears to be attracted to berry patches around your home. You can reduce this attractant by picking berries as they ripen or consider removing the berry bushes.

Below is a list of berries or other fruit, bushes, shrubs and flowers that may attract a bear to your backyard.

Please report all bear sightings to 403 591 7755.


Be aware of your surroundings, know how to reduce the likelihood of encounters, and be prepared should an encounter take place. Always use caution by paying attention to signs of bear activity such as scats, tracks, and digging. Make lots of noise while hiking; hike in groups when possible; carry pepper spray; and obey closures.

The above summary is based upon a compilation of bear information provided by government agencies and unconfirmed sightings reported by the public over the last week. It is not intended to be used as a real time, complete record of where bears are in the valley.

Important Note:

Please do not use the comment box to report sightings of wildlife.

Report any sightings of a bear, cougar, wolf or any aggressive wildlife in Kananaskis or the Bow Valley to Kananaskis Emergency Services 403.591.7755

For current postings of Bear Warnings, Wildlife Warnings and Closures please visit the following page:
Kananaskis Country - Advisories and Public Safety

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