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Bear Spray becomes the norm in Canmore & Kananaskis Country

Runners & bikers take carrying bear spray seriously this summer


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Some of the events being held at the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park this year will require riders and runners to carry bear spray.  Many of the organizers and recreationists in the area have taken it upon themselves to embrace the new bear spray policy by sharing the news and educating their audiences.


We were so impressed; we wanted to share their communications with you.



5 Peaks Adventures Ltd


Grizzly Mountain Events

Bear spray carrying options video:


24 Hours of Adrenaline



Companies making bear spray holsters











Bear Spray Workshops this weekend


Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park

Friday July 18th, 6 pm in the Stadium area

(parking limited to 24 Hour participants)




Parks Day at Willow Rock Campground

Sunday July 20th, 2014 10 am – 3 pm (all events)


Bear spray training: 11:30 am & 1:30 pm



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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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