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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: July 4 to July 10, 2014

(Banff National Park to Bow Valley Provincial Park)

For the Period:  July 4 to July 10, 2014

Bear Activity Trends

Bears in the valley continue to be very active with many reported sightings throughout the valley. This past week black bears were reported  in the Canmore Nordic Centre, Bow River, Gap Hill, Silvertip, YMCA, Bow Flats, TSR Resort, TSR South, Dead Mans Flats, and Rundleview Zones.  Brown coloured black bears are still in the valley leading to misidentification of them as grizzly bears. Grizzly bear sightings were reported in the Alpine Club, Georgetown, and Grassi Corridor Zones.  Interestingly, the collared grizzly bear that spent much his time in the TSR South zone near the Stewart Creek golf course in June is now just west of Bragg Creek. 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 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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