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

For all public safety
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Bear Activity: May 4 to 10, 2012

(Banff National Park to Bow Valley Provincial Park)

For the Period: May 4 to 10, 2012

Bear Activity Trends

There was black bear activity reported in the Canmore Golf Course, Bow River, Rundleview, North Canmore, South Canmore, TSR Resort, TSR South, Bow Flats, Alpine Club, YMCA Zones this week. Grizzly bear activity was reported in Wind Valley, TSR South and Silvertip Zones this week.

Education Tidbit

Did you know bear spray expires? Manufactures of bear spray note that the propellant has a shelf life and over time the can may only spray a short distance, or not at all.  Both the Town of Canmoreand Town of Banffrecycle bear spray at Hazardous Waste Round ups.  The next one is on May 12th, 10 am – 4 pm,100 Glacier Drive Canmore.  Local retailers have donated 10% off coupons so you can purchase a new can of bear spray for a discount.

Learn how to spray bear spray at WildSmart Youtube:

Learn to live smart with bears:

Bear Cautions and Closures

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 pepper spray; and obey 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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