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Bears in the Mountain National Parks

Banff, Yoho, Kootenay: Weekly bear report

It's almost time! The bears are out and the weekly bear report will begin again at the end of May. Bookmark this page and check it frequently. Please continue to travel with the appropriate bear safety skills and knowledge. © Dan Rafla / Parks Canada

Current Warnings and Closures

Prepare - Be Aware - Let bears know you're there

Prepare - carry bear spray & know how to handle an encounter
Be aware - look ahead & watch for tracks, droppings, and diggings
Let bears know you’re there - travel in a group & make noise