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

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Bear Activity: May 24 to May 30, 2013

(Banff National Park to Bow Valley Provincial Park)

For the Period:  May 24 to May 30, 2013

Bear Activity Trends

This is the first weekly activity report for the year. Subsequent reports will posted every Friday. Black bear activity was reported this week at the Canmore Nordic Center zone, Quarry -Grassi Lk zone and the TSR South zone.  Grizzly bear activity in the valley was reported as well in the TSR South zone. As a reminder, maps indicating the zone locations referenced in these bear summary reports can be viewed via the link of this page to the right: 

Education Tidbit

As spring has arrived, bear activity has been increasing inthe valley. With snow still in the high country bears are in the valley bottoms searching for food following the long winter.  There are several brown coloured black bears in the valley that have been reported a grizzly bears. Be aware that colour is not always a reliable indicator of species. If you have comments or suggestions on these bear activity reports, they can be forwarded to .

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 all bear sightings to
Kananaskis Dispatch

For current postings of Bear Warnings, Wildlife Warnings and Closures please visit the following page:
Kananaskis Country - Advisories & Public Safety: Trail Reports

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