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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 17 to 23, 2012

(Banff National Park to Bow Valley Provincial Park)

For the Period: August 17 to 23, 2012

Bear Activity Trends

There was black bear activity reported in  Canmore Nordic Centre, Quarry/ Grassi Lake, Grassi Corridor, Rundleview, Silvertip, Alpine Club, Lac des Arcs, Exshaw, Heart Creek, YMCA, Bow Valley Provincial Park zones this week. Grizzly bear activity was reported in  Quarry/ Grassi Lake, Bow River, Bow Flats, Lac des Arcs zones this week.

Education Tidbit

Bear warnings and closures are posted to protect bears and people from conflicts.  Some people do not respect closures and either pull down the tape and or enter the area.  One may assume the risk is only to the person, but if a bear does attack someone in a closed area, this bear may be relocated or euthanized.  Fortunately theBowValleyand Kananaskis Country is home to many bike trails to choose from.  Before you head out on the trails, be sure to check the trail report.

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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