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Bears in the Mountain National Parks

Banff, Yoho, Kootenay: Weekly Bear Report
September 25, 2014 

September 11, 2014

Link of the Week

If you see a bear by the road 

Current Warnings and Closures

GROUP ACCESS - Moraine Lake Highline Trail
GROUP ACCESS - Upper Bryant Creek Valley
BEAR WARNING - Two Jack Campgrounds
GROUP ACCESS - Moraine Lake Area

BEAR WARNING- Field Townsite

GROUP ACCESS - Sinclair Creek and Kindersley Pass Trail

Bear Sightings: September 18 - 24, 2014

If you see a bear, please let us know! Call Park Dispatch (24 hrs) at 403-762-1470.

The bear report does not indicate "where the bears are" but "where bears have been recently seen". Fewer sightings means fewer observations, not necessarily fewer bears. Bears move around and may be seen anywhere, anytime, even close to town.

Park Trail - Day Use Area - Campground Species Date
Yoho Spiral Tunnels Grizzly Sep-24
Banff Mount Norquay Ski Area Black Bear Sep-23
Banff Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court Campground Black Bear Sep-23
Kootenay Redstreak Campground Black Bear Sep-23
Banff Sulphur Mt Black Bear Sep-21
Banff 1a - Moose Meadows Black Bear Sep-21
Banff 93 North - Bow Summit Grizzly Sep-21
Yoho Elizabeth Parker Hut Acc Grizzly Sep-21
Kootenay Radium Hot Springs Facility Black Bear Sep-20
Banff Moraine Lake Grizzly Sep-20
Banff Ptarmigan Lake Grizzly Sep-20
Banff Minnewanka Road - Two Jack Lake Day Use Area Black Bear Sep-19
Yoho Lake O'Hara parking lot Black Bear Sep-19
Yoho Emerald Lake Road Black Bear Sep-18
Yoho Spiral Tunnels Black Bear Sep-18
Yoho Field townsite Black Bear Sep-18
Kootenay Simpson River Black Bear Sep-18

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