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Bear Activity: October 14 to October 20

Keep your yard bear free by placing pumpkins in windows

(Banff National Park East Gate to Bow Valley Provincial Park)

For the Period: October 14 to October 20, 2016

Welcome to the ongoing weekly bear reports for 2016.


While we’ve had minimal reports of bears around town this week, we’ve had many reports of pumpkins being out on doorsteps! Please be proactive and remember to keep pumpkins inside of windows. Pumpkins act as a wildlife attractant to all sorts of animals, not just bears.


Current Bow Valley Closures and Warnings

*No current bear warnings in the Bow Valley.

Additional bear warnings and closures available here for anyone visiting Kananaskis Country and Alberta Parks.

For more information on areas in the Bow Valley frequented by bears at this time of year visit our human-bear conflict summary map.

The information above 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.

And Now some Paws-itive News

Tired of listening to the news where some people seem to be confused about “the facts”? Here at WildSmart we’re doing some fact checking of our own. Here is a list of some common bear myths and why they’re just not right.

How bear myths get made...

How bear myths get made…
Farside comic by Gary Larson




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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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