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

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Bear Activity: July 13 to 19, 2012

(Banff National Park to Bow Valley Provincial Park)

For the Period: July 13 to 19, 2012

Bear Activity Trends

There was black bear activity reported in Quarry/ Grassi Lakes, Canmore Nordic Centre, Rundleview, Bow River, North Canmore, Canmore Golf Course,  Bow Flats, Yamnuska, BowValley Provincial Park and YMCA  zones this week. Grizzly bear activity was reported in  Quarry/ Grassi Lakes, Canmore Nordice Centre, TSR Resort, Mt Lady Macdonald, Alpine Club, Bow Flats, Gap Hill and Wind Valley zones this week.

Education Tidbit

Human use continues to increase in theBowValley; hence, wildlife and people are increasingly competing for a finite amount of space. This valley is home to several towns, while at the same time functions as a major movement corridor for many wildlife species, including bears, cougars, and elk.  Please help us reduce wildlife attractants by keeping aWildSmartGarden.

Top 10 Tips:

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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