Bear sightings: June 9 to 15, 2017
Park Trail - Day-use area - Campground Species Date
Banff 93 North - Silverhorn Overflow Campground Grizzly Bear Jun/15
Banff 93 North - Num-Ti-Jah Lodge Black Bear Jun/15
Banff TCH - Banff - Taylor Creek Black Bear Jun/15
Banff 93 North - Waterfowl Lake Campground Grizzly Bear Jun/15
Kootenay Olive Lake Picnic Site Black bear with offspring Jun/15
Kootenay Olive Lake Picnic Site Grizzly Bear Jun/15
Kootenay Mcleod Meadows Campground Black Bear Jun/15
Yoho Spiral Tunnel Viewpoint Black bear with offspring Jun/15
Banff 93 North - Bow Summit Black Bear Jun/14
Banff 1a - Protection Mountain Campground Grizzly Bear Jun/14
Banff Castle Mountain Campground Black Bear Jun/14
Kootenay Kimpton Creek Trail Black Bear Jun/14
Yoho Emerald Lake Parking Lot Black Bear Jun/14
Banff 93 North - Silverhorn Overflow Campground Black Bear Jun/13
Banff 93 North - Waterfowl Lake Campground Grizzly Bear Jun/13
Banff 1a - Corral Creek Female Grizzly with offspring Jun/13
Banff Tunnel Mountain Village 1 Campground Grizzly Bear Jun/13
Banff Minnewanka Road - Lower Bankhead Black Bear Jun/13
Banff 1a - Johnston Canyon Black Bear Jun/12
Banff Johnston Canyon Campground Black Bear Jun/12
Banff 1a - Castle Junction Black Bear Jun/12
Banff 1a Jct Black bear with offspring Jun/12
Banff 1a - Baker Creek Black Bear Jun/12
Banff Lake Louise Ski Area Black bear with offspring Jun/12
Yoho Lake O'hara Road Black bear with offspring Jun/12
Yoho Field Black Bear Jun/12
Banff Lake Minnewanka Dayuse Area Black Bear Jun/11
Banff Cascade Mt C Level Cirque Grizzly Bear Jun/11
Banff Minnewanka Road - Cascade Ponds Black Bear Jun/11
Banff 93 North - Rampart Creek Campground Black Bear Jun/11
Banff 93 North - Saskatchewan Crossing Black Bear Jun/11
Banff 1a - Castle Junction Grizzly Bear Jun/11
Banff 93 North - Bow Summit Grizzly Bear Jun/11
Banff 1a - Moose Meadows Black Bear Jun/10
Banff 93 North - Mosquito Creek Black Bear Jun/10
Banff 93 North - Waterfowl Lake Campground Black Bear Jun/10
Banff Lake Minnewanka Trail - Stewart Canyon Black Bear Jun/09
Banff Lake Minnewanka Dayuse Area Black Bear Jun/09
Banff 1a - Baker Creek Black bear with offspring Jun/09
Banff Lake Louise Campground Grizzly Bear Jun/09

Current warnings and closures

RESTRICTION: Sunshine Meadows, Citadel Pass and Healy Pass Areas of Banff National Park
RESTRICTION: Bow Valley Parkway mandatory seasonal travel restriction
AREA CLOSURE: Trails located on the slopes of Sulphur Mountain, located below the Rimrock Resort
WARNING: Elk calving season has begun

AREA CLOSURE: McArthur Creek Valley
AREA CLOSURE: Odaray Prospect and Odaray Plateau

RESTRICTION: No Stopping Zone, Olive Lake Area
AREA CLOSURE: The Olive Lake day use area picnic site and interpretive trail
WARNING: Bears frequenting the area
GROUP OF 4 ACCESS: Sinclair Creek – Kindersley Pass Trail, minimum group size of four people

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Safe travel in bear country

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

Grizzly couple © Parks Canada / Alex Taylor
Alex Taylor / Parks Canada