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Bears in the Mountain National Parks

Banff, Yoho, Kootenay: Weekly bear report 
October 8, 2015

Banff National Park © Parks Canada / A. Taylor

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Wildlife Guardians

Current related warnings and closures

AREA CLOSED: Odaray Prospect and Odaray Plateau
RESTRICTED ACTIVITY ORDER: Sinclair Creek and Kindersley Pass Trail

Bear sightings: October 1-7, 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
Yoho Field Townsite Black bear Oct-8
Banff Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court Campground Black bear Oct 07
Banff Pipestone Trail Grizzly Oct-7
Banff Rundle Mt Practice Area Grizzly bear Oct 06
Banff Spray River Loop East Side Grizzly bear Oct 06
Banff Helen Lake Grizzly Oct-5
Banff Tunnel Mountain Road Black bear Oct 04
Banff 1a - Protection Mountain Grizzly Oct-4
Banff Banff Springs Golf Course Grizzly bear Oct 03
Banff 1a - Baker Creek Grizzly Oct-3
Banff Lake Louise Campground Grizzly Oct-3
Yoho Nigel Pass Trail Grizzly Oct-2

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