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

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Bear Activity: October 19 to October 25, 2012

(Banff National Park to Bow Valley Provincial Park)

For the Period:  October 19 to October 25, 2012

Bear Activity Trends

There was no black bear activity for the Bow Valley this week. There was a single grizzly bear report on Three Sisters Parkway. 

Education Tidbit

Most black bears in the Bow Valley area are now headed into their dens. Grizzly bears are up high at densites or continuing to forage in the alpine. As a result of the reduced bear activity, this will be the last posted summary for the season. Be aware that there could still be sporadic bear activity and to continue to be vigilant while outside this fall. We welcome any comments you may have regarding the weekly bear summary. Comments 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 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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