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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 24 to 30, 2012

(Banff National Park to Bow Valley Provincial Park)

For the Period: August 24 to 30, 2012

Bear Activity Trends

There was black bear activity reported in Canmore Nordic Centre, Rundleview, North Canmore, Quarry/ Grassi Lakes, Grassi Corridor, Bow River, South Canmore, TSR Resort, TSR South, Gap Hill, Deadmans Flats, Lac des Arcs, Exshaw, Bow Valley Prov Park, zones this week. Grizzly bear activity was reported in  Canmore Golf Course zone this week. This bear may have been a black bear.

Education Tidbit

Ever wonder how healthy are our grizzlies?

Understanding the relationship between grizzly bear health and their habitat. From the Wildsmart Speaker Series, here’s Gordon Stenhouse from the Foothills Research Institute Grizzly Bear Research Project presentation.  Check out the Podcast.

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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