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Bear Activity: May 29 to June 4, 2015

(Banff National Park to Bow Valley Provincial Park)

For the Period:  May 29, 2015 to June 4, 2015

Welcome to the first weekly bear report for 2015.

Bear Activity Trends

Bears have been moving around quite a bit over the past week. There are a couple of brown black bears that are being reported as grizzly bears in the valley. Black bears were reported in the following Zones this week:  Canmore Nordic centre, Quarry / Grassi Lake, Grassi Corridor, South Canmore, Bow River, Alpine Club, Deadmans Flats, TSR South, Bow des Arcs. Grizzly bear activity was reported in Harvie Heights West. Always remember to carry bear spray, even while walking on the trails in Town. Make noise and let bears know you are coming. Be aware that elk are calving at the moment and the trail on the south side of the Bow river downstream of the engine bridge is currently closed due to aggressive elk (w calve) . 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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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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