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Bears in the Mountain National Parks

Banff, Yoho, Kootenay: Weekly Bear Report
September 18, 2014 

September 9, 2014
© S. Ham

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Relocating Facilities

Current Warnings and Closures

Group Access - Moraine Lake Highline Trail
Group Access - Upper Bryant Creek Valley
BEAR WARNING - Two Jack Campgrounds
GROUP ACCESS - Moraine Lake Area

BEAR WARNING- Field Townsite

GROUP ACCESS - Sinclair Creek and Kindersley Pass Trail

Bear Sightings: September 11 - 17, 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 Eiffel Lake Trail Grizzly Sep-17
Yoho Field Black Bear Sep-17
Banff Banff Springs Golf Course Black Bear Sep-17
Banff Minnewanka Road - Cascade Ponds Black Bear Sep-17
Banff Hidden Lake Grizzly Sep-15
Banff Consolation Lake Trail Grizzly Sep-15
Banff Paradise Valley Grizzly Sep-15
Banff Saddleback Trail Grizzly Sep-15
Banff Sulphur Mt Trail Black Bear Sep-15
Banff Two Jack Main Campground Black Bear Sep-14
Banff Banff Springs Golf Course Grizzly Sep-13
Banff Johnston Canyon Campground Black Bear Sep-13
Banff Castle Mountain Hostel Grizzly Sep-13
Banff Banff Townsite Black Bear Sep-13
Banff Boom Lake Trail Grizzly Sep-12
Banff Cave And Basin Grizzly Sep-11
Banff Helen Lake Trail Grizzly Sep-11

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