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

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Bear Activity: July 18 to July 24, 2014

(Banff National Park to Bow Valley Provincial Park)

For the Period:  July 18 to July 24, 2014

Bear Activity Trends

Berry season is in full swing and bear activity is very high in the valley right now. There have been 2 incidences involving bluff charges and one where physical contact was made with a hiker. Fortunately injuries were minor. There has been reported bear activity throughout the valley. This past week black bears were reported  in the Canmore Nordic Centre, TSR South, TSR Resort, Rundleview, Yamnuska, South Canmore, Quarry Lk/Grassi, Gap Hill, YMCA, North Canmore, Grassi Corridor, Bow Valley Provincial Park, and Harvie Heights  Zones.  Grizzly bear sightings were reported in the TSR Resort, Silvertip, TSR South, and Wind Valley Zones. Please be vigilant at all times and carry bear spray. Maps indicating the zone locations referenced in these bear summary reports can be viewed via the following link:

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 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 all bear sightings to
Kananaskis Dispatch

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

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