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Bear Activity

WildSmart provides a weekly summary of bear activity in the Bow Valley between Banff Park Gate to Bow Valley Provincial Park. The summary is based upon a compilation of bear information provided by government agencies and unconfirmed sightings reported by the public each week.

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A can of bear spray which exploded while being left in the car on a hot day
Photo by: Jamin Mulvey
Bear 139 eating dandelions. His natural food for this time of year. Photo by: Jamin Mulvey
Brown bear fishing for salmon (waiting for a salmon to practically jump into its mouth) Photo by Jamin Mulvey
Here is an example of a proper backcountry camp set-up
The Far Side by Gary Larson





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