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Bear Activity: September 11 to 17, 2015

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

For the Period: September 11 to 17, 2015

Welcome to the ongoing weekly bear reports for 2015.

Bear Activity Trends

There have been regular black bear sightings in the town of Canmore this week. The bears are being drawn in by the numerous fruit trees including crabapple, cherry  and mountain ash trees. With the continued bear activity , at all hours of the day, it is especially important to carry bear spray even when walking in residential areas and on the trails in town.

The warning sign at the engine bridge in Canmore has been taken down.  Black bear reports in the Canmore area include Cougar Creek/Eagle Terrace, Silvertip, South Canmore, Rundleview, Canmore Nordic Centre, Grassi Corridor, Quarry/Grassi Lake, TSR Resort, Lac Des Arc, Dead Man’s Flat and Exshaw, .

There was one grizzly bear report this week at the Heart Creek Trail.

Hunting season has begun so be on the lookout for animal remains left from successful hunts that could attract bears and other animals.

Maps indicating the zone locations referenced in these bear summary reports can be viewed via the following link:

We are interested in your feedback related to these weekly summaries.  If you have comments please let us know – it helps to make the information of greater value.  If you would like to provide feedback, you can take the quick survey below.


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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