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

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Bear Activity: June 4 to 10, 2010

(Banff National Park to Bow Valley Provincial Park)

For the period June 4 to 10, 2010

The following 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.


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 diggings. Make lots of noise while hiking; hike in groups when possible; carry pepper spray; and obey closures.

Education Tidbit

Grizzly bears were listed as Threatened this week by the Alberta government. For a review of the provinces Grizzly Bear Conservation in Alberta – 2009 Management Activities and recovery report please click here.

Bear Activity Trends

There has been grizzly activity in Stewart Creek, TSR South and Wind Valley Zones this week. Black bears were reported in Canmore Nordic Centre, North Canmore, South Canmore, South Industrial, Rundleview, TSR Resort, Bow Flats, Silvertip, Alpine Club, Lac Des Arcs, Bow Valley Provincial Park and YMCA Zones this week.

Important Notes

There have been daily reports of black bears within Canmore town limits this week. Please use caution when using the trails, particularly along the river and the periphery of town.

Bear Cautions/ Closures

Please report all bear sightings to 403-591-7755. For current postings of Bear Warnings and Closures please visit

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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