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Bear Activity: October 28 to November 3

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

For the Period: October 28 to November 3, 2016

Welcome to the ongoing weekly bear reports for 2016.


Another quiet week for Bow Valley bears. However the lack of snow on the valley floor and the warm weather this weekend means that the bears are still awake and active. Remember to make noise while recreating, remain aware of your surroundings and carry bear spray.


Current Bow Valley Closures and Warnings

*there are no warning or closures in the Bow Valley at this time

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

While we’re out hitting the slopes and getting into the winter season it is easy to imagine that the bears are about to start their long nap. However bears don’t keep a schedule. When they go to sleep depends on multiple factors including the scarcity of food and the amount of snow.







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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