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Bear Activity: August 7 to August 13, 2015

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

For the Period: August 7 to August 13, 2015

Welcome to the ongoing weekly bear reports for 2015.

Bear Activity Trends

There was no reported bear activity in the Town of Canmore this week. The radio collard grizzly bears in K – Ctry remain in the alpine, but alternative sources of food are now available this time of year.  Remember to manage any attractants whether they be food and garbage in your campsite or fallen fruit in your yards.

There has been quite a bit of black bear activity this week, with reports in Lac Des Arc, Heart Creek, Three Sisters Resort, Gap Hill, Exshaw, Bow Valley Provincial Park and the Canmore Nordic Centre.

Grizzly bears were also reported in the Canmore Nordic Centre on the Banff, Meadow View and Terminator Trails.

Always remember to carry bear spray where it is quickly accessible rather than in your pack. Make noise and let wildlife know you are coming. Maps indicating the zone locations referenced in these bear summary reports can be viewed via the following link:

We are interested in your feedback related to these weekly summaries . If you have comments please let us know – it only helps to make the information of greater value.


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 bear spray; and obey warnings and 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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