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Bears in the Mountain National Parks

Banff, Yoho, Kootenay: Weekly bear report 
March, 2016

Bear 122 in 2015 - Banff National Park

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We had our first confirmed sighting of a grizzly bear (#122) near Muleshoe on Saturday March 5, 2016 along the Bow Valley Parkway in Banff National Park. Please remember to leash dogs, be aware of your surroundings and ensure your bear spray didn't freeze over the winter. Carry bear spray with you at all times on the trail, and know how to use it. Spring has arrived in Banff National Park!

Current related warnings and closures

Area Closure: Mt Rundle-Bear in area

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

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