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Bears in the Mountain National Parks

Banff, Yoho, Kootenay: Weekly bear report 
September 24, 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

WARNING:The Radium Hot Springs Pool and surrounding area
BEAR WARNING-Redstreak Campground
RESTRICTED ACTIVITY ORDER: Sinclair Creek and Kindersley Pass Trail

Bear sightings: September 17-23, 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 Lake Louise Black Bear Sep-23
Yoho Field Black Bear Sep-23
Banff Sundance Trail Black Bear Sep-22
Banff Two Jack Lakeside Campground Black Bear Sep-21
Yoho Kicking Horse Campground Black Bear Sep-21
Banff Tunnel Mountain Village 1 Campground Black Bear Sep-20
Banff 93 South - Storm Mountain Grizzly Bear Sep-20
Banff Hoodoos Trail Surprise Corner to Hoodoos Grizzly Bear Sep-19
Banff Tunnel Mountain Village 1 Campground Grizzly Bear Sep-19
Banff Sulphur Mountain Gondola Trail Grizzly Bear Sep-19
Banff Banff Springs Golf Course Grizzly Bear Sep-19
Banff Sulphur Mountain Gondola Trail Black Bear Sep-18
Banff 1A - Protection Mountain Grizzly Bear Sep-18

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