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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: October 10 to October 16, 2014

(Banff National Park to Bow Valley Provincial Park)

For the Period:  October 10 to October 16, 2014

Bear Activity Trends

Reported bears sightings have been very low this week. We are still several weeks away, however, from bears entering dens for the winter. It also continues to be hunting season in some parts of the Bow Valley - and there may be the remains of succcessfully killed animals in the forested areas around Canmore and the Hamlets within the MD of Bighorn. There was one report of a grizzly bear in the Silvertip Zone.  The only black bear activity was reported in the TSR South, Rundleview, and Bow Valley Provincial Park Zones. There have also been cougar reports in the YMCA and Gap Hill Zones. Always remember to carry bear spray, even while walking on the trails in Town. Make noise and let bears know you are coming. Maps indicating the zone locations referenced in these bear summary reports can be viewed via the following link:

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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