Bear Update for the Bow Valley (April 27, 2018)

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Bear Update for the Bow Valley (April 27, 2018)

Photo by Jamin Mulvey

Many bears have already emerged from their dens and warmer spring weather finally seems to be here. This means it is time once again to be bear aware! There has been grizzly bear activity in the Kananaskis Valley and reports of black bears in the Bow Valley in the past week. Black bear tracks have also recently been spotted at the Canmore Nordic Centre.

Photo by Jamin Mulvey

Photo by Jamin Mulvey

You can reduce the risk of bear encounters if you remain vigilant when recreating outdoors! Make lots of noise to alert animals of your presence, travel in groups, keep dogs on leash, be aware of your surroundings and recognize signs of wildlife (i.e. tracks/scat), and carry bear spray in an easily accessible location and know how to use it.

Keep an eye out for our weekly bear report which will start up again very soon!

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.

Please remember BEARS CAN BE ENCOUNTERED ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!

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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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