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Bears in the Mountain National Parks

Banff, Yoho, Kootenay: Weekly Bear Report
July 24, 2014 


© Parks Canada / D. Rafla

Link of the Week

Banff National Park Wild Images - Wolves & Bears: Time & Space

Current Warnings and Closures

BEAR WARNING - Rampart Creek Campground
BEAR WARNING - Num-Ti-Jah Lodge Area
BEAR WARNING - Two Jack Campgrounds
BEAR WARNING - Tunnel Mountain Village I, II and Trailer Court Campgrounds
AREA CLOSED - LM9 and LM11 campgrounds, Lake Minnewanka
GROUP ACCESS - Lake Minnewanka
GROUP ACCESS - Moraine Lake Area

GROUP ACCESS - Sinclair Creek and Kindersley Pass Trail

Bear Sightings: July 17-23, 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
Banff Highway 1A
Lake Louise Ski Hill Road Junction
Black bear Jul-23
Banff Highway 93 North
Coleman Picnic Area
Black bear Jul-23
Banff Lake Louise Townsite Black bear Jul-23
Banff Fireside Grizzly Jul-23
Banff Tunnel Mountain Village 1 Campground Black bear Jul-22
Banff Sulphur Mt Gondola Black bear Jul-22
Banff Highway 93 North
Saskatchewan Crossing Warden Station
Black bear Jul-22
Banff Lake Louise Drive Grizzly Jul-22
Banff Banff Townsite Black bear Jul-21
Banff Banff Townsite Grizzly Jul-21
Banff Cave And Basin Grizzly Jul-21
Yoho Kicking Horse Campground Black bear with offspring Jul-21
Banff Highway 1A
Lake Louise Ski Hill Road Junction
Black Bear Jul-21
Banff Lake Louise Townsite Grizzly Jul-21
Banff Two Jack Main Campground Black Bear Jul-20
Banff Sundance Canyon Black Bear Jul-20
Kootenay McLeod Meadows Campground Black Bear Jul-19
Banff Highway 93 North
Saskatchewan Crossing Warden Station
Black bear with offspring Jul-19
Banff Lake Louise Campground Grizzly Jul-19
Banff Johnston Canyon Campground Black Bear Jul-18
Banff Marvel Lake Female Grizzly with offspring Jul-18
Banff Wonder Pass Female Grizzly with offspring Jul-18
Yoho Kicking Horse Campground Black Bear Jul-18
Banff Skoki Lodge Grizzly Jul-18
Yoho Field Townsite Black Bear Jul-17
Yoho Emerald Lake Nature Trail Black Bear Jul-17
Banff 93 North - Num-Ti-Jah Lodge Grizzly Jul-17
Banff Minnewanka Lake Shoreline Trail Black Bear Jul-17
Banff Vermilion Lakes Grizzly Jul-17
Banff Eohippus Lake Grizzly Jul-17
Banff Two Jack Lake Black Bear Jul-17

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