Grizzli male no. 122
© Parks Canada / Brian Spreadbury 

We had our first confirmed sighting of a grizzly bear near Castle Junction along the Bow Valley Parkway on March 22, 2017. 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 warnings and closures - Banff
Current warnings and closures - Yoho
Current warnings and closures - Kootenay

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