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Hiking Tips

Precaution and pre-planning are the best ways to avoid an unwanted encounter with wildlife. First, check for trail closures and warnings while planning your trip. Second, learn how to avoid encounters and how to recognize signs of bears and other wildlife.

You can avoid bear encounters by:

  • Always carrying bear spray and air horns. They work!
  • Traveling in groups whenever possible.
  • Making lots of noise and being aware of your surroundings.
  • Leaving wildlife corridors to wildlife and recreate elsewhere.
  • Respecting all trail closures and warnings.
  • Walking your dog on a leash unless in a designated off-leash area.

Report cougar sightings to 403.591.7755
For all public safety emergencies, call 9-1-1

Important Links:
Weekly Bear Activity Summary
Trail Closures and Warnings




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