BEAR SUMMARY FOR THE BOW VALLEY
(Banff National Park to Bow Valley Provincial Park)
For the Period: June 15 to 21, 2012
Bear Activity Trends
There was black bear activity reported in the Harvie Heights West, Georgetown, Canmore Nordic Centre, Quarry/ Grassi lake, TSR South, Silvertip, Cougar Creek/ Eagle Terrace, Alpine Club, Deadmans Flats, YMCA, Bow Valley Prov Park, Zones this week. Grizzly bear activity was reported in Grassi Corridor, Silvertip, Alpine Club, Stewart Creek, TSR South, Wind Valley, Bow des Arcs, Lac des Arcs, Quaite Valley, YMCA, Bow Valley Provincial Park and Bow River Channel Zones this week.
Dogs can have numerous negative impacts on wildlife populations. An off leash dog is at risk of being attacked by numerous species in theBowValleyincluding bears, cougars, coyotes and elk. Please leash your pets to keep them safe and wildlife safe from being involved in conflicts with people and dogs. Learn more about the impacts of dogs on wildlife at:
Please report all bear sightings to 403 591 7755.
BEARS CAN BE ENCOUNTERED ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!
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.
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Report all bear sightings to
For current postings of Bear Warnings, Wildlife Warnings and Closures please visit http://tpr.alberta.ca/parks/kananaskis/trailreport.aspx