BEAR SUMMARY FOR THE BOW VALLEY
(Banff National Park to Bow Valley Provincial Park)
For the Period: October 21 to 27, 2011
The following 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.
BEARS CAN BE ENCOUNTERED ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!
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.
This will be the last bear activity report for the season. Please continue to report sightings or bear activity should they occur. We would appreciate feedback related to the weekly summary. If people find it useful (or not) or they feel something is missing from the report, please let us know and we will consider including it for next season. Have a great winter and we’ll be back next spring!
Bear Activity Trends
There was grizzly bear activity reported in the Georgetown Zone this week. Black bear activity has been reported at South Canmore and Quaite Valley Zones.
There are still a few bears out so continue to be vigilant. Please be cautious when walking around town and keep dogs on leash.
Bear Cautions and Closures
Please report all bear sightings to 403 591 7755.
Please do not use the comment box to report sightings of wildlife.
Report all bear sightings to
For current postings of Bear Warnings, Wildlife Warnings and Closures please visit http://tpr.alberta.ca/parks/kananaskis/trailreport.aspx