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

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Bear Activity: September 7 to 13, 2012

(Banff National Park to Bow Valley Provincial Park)

For the Period: September 7  to 13, 2012

Bear Activity Trends

There was black bear activity reported in Harvie Heights, Grassi Corridor, Cougar Creek/ Eagle Terrace, Silvertip, TSR Resort, Bow Flats, YMCA and Bow Valley Prov Park  zones this week. There was grizzly bear activity for TSR South and Wind Valley zones this week.

Education Tidbit

It is hunting season in certain parts of the Bow Valley. Please be aware of indications of a succcesfully hunted animal; ravens congregating in trees or carnivore activity in specific areas over multiple days. Bears will typically look for the remains of hunted animals at this time of year – this is a key source of food for them in the fall. If you would like more information re hunting areas in the Bow Valley – please call 403 678 5508.

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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