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

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Bear Activity: September 21 to 27, 2012

(Banff National Park to Bow Valley Provincial Park)

For the Period: September 21  to 27, 2012

Bear Activity Trends

There was black bear activity reported in Harvie Heights/ Benchlands, Silvertip and Exshaw zones this week. There was no reported grizzly bear activity in the valley this week.

Education Tidbit

Three more black bears were relocated out of the Bow Valley over the last two weeks, including a sow with two cubs from Exshaw. In most cases these bears and others are accessing fruit trees in peoples backyards.  Often – they will end up on back decks looking for more food. They become a public safety hazard and are relocated out of the valley. Please do your part and consider removing available attractants like fruit from your property.

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 pepper spray; and obey 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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