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Bears in the Mountain National Parks

Banff, Yoho, Kootenay: Weekly bear report
June 25, 2015

Bow Summit, Banff National Park © Parks Canada / A. Taylor

Link of the week

Grizzly bears: current status 

Current related warnings and closures

BEAR WARNING: Rampart Creek Campground
BEAR WARNING- Num-Ti-Jah Lodge Area
AREA CLOSURE: Bow River Loop Trail 

Bear sightings: June 18 - June 24, 2015

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
Banff Bourgeau Lake Trail Black Bear Jun-24
Banff C-level Cirque Trail Head Grizzly Jun-24
Banff Tunnel Mountain Village 2 Campground Black Bear Jun-23
Banff Two Jack Main Campground Black Bear Jun-23
Banff Vermillion Lakes Grizzly Jun-23
Banff Lake Louise Campground Grizzly Jun-23
Banff Fenland Trail Grizzly Jun-23
Banff Cascade Ampitheatre Trail Black Bear Jun-22
Banff Sundance Canyon Grizzly Jun-22
Banff Great Divide Trail Black Bear Jun-22
Banff Spray River Trail Grizzly Jun-22
Banff Sulphur Mountain Trail Black Bear Jun-21
Banff Cascade Ponds unknown Jun-21
Yoho Mtn Stephen Trail Black Bear Jun-20
Banff Cory-Edith Pass Trail Grizzly Jun-19
Banff 1a-Sawback Black Bear Jun-19
Banff 1A-Moose Meadows Black bear Jun-19
Banff Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court Campground Black Bear Jun-19
Banff Minnewanka Day Use Area Black Bear Jun-19

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