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Bear Activity: June 19 to 25, 2015

(Banff National Park to Bow Valley Provincial Park)

For the Period:  June 19 to 25, 2015

Welcome to the ongoing weekly bear reports for 2015.

Bear Activity Trends

The buffalberry season is almost upon us. The berry crop looks very good in places, berries are still green but could ripen this week. This will bring bears down into the valley bottom for the start of the berry season.. Black bears were reported in the Harvie Heights West, Harvie Heights/ Benchlands, Georgetown, Bow River West, Canmore Nordic Centre, Quarry/ Grassi Lake, Grassi Corridor, North Canmore, Silvertip, Alpine Club, Gap Hill, Bow Flats, Deadmans Flats, YMCA, . Grizzly bear activity was reported at Harvie Heights/ Benchlands, Grassi Corridor, Silvertip, Yamnuska this week . Always remember to carry bear spray, even while walking on the trails in Town. Make noise and let bears know you are coming. The elk closure on Larch Island in Canmore is still in effect: 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 – 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.

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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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