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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: June 20 to June 26, 2014

(Banff National Park to Bow Valley Provincial Park)

For the Period:  June 20 to June 26, 2014

Bear Activity Trends

Reports of bears in the Bow Valley seem to be on the increase. This past week black bears were reported  in the Canmore Nordic Centre, Georgetown, Alpine Club, Lac des Arc, and Harvie Heights/Benchlands.  There continue to be several brown coloured black bears in the valley that are regularly being reported as grizzly bears. Multiple sightings of a single grizzly bear were reported in the TSR South Zone near the Stewart Ck golf course, TSR Resort, Grassi Corridor, Bow des Arc, Alpine Club, Silvertip, Harvie Heights/Benchlands, and Canmore Nordic Centre Zones. Many of the grizzly bear reports around Three Sisters have been from a single young collared sub adult bear.  Maps indicating the zone locations referenced in these bear summary reports can be viewed via the link of this page to the right:

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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