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Bears in the Mountain National Parks

Banff, Yoho, Kootenay: Weekly bear report
August 25, 2016


Lake Louise  © Parks Canada / A. Taylor 

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Protecting Habitat - Access Restrictions 

Current related warnings and closures

It’s Berry Season

BEAR WARNING: Lake Louise Townsite and Area
Trail closure: Upper Bryant Creek Valley 
Allenby Pass - Seasonal trail restriction 
Wolf Warning: Townsite of Banff
Bear Warning - Tramline Trail, Bow River Trail, Louise Creek Trail, and Lake Louise Campground area
Minnewanka Area Seasonal Trail Restrictions 
Wolf Warning: Bow Valley

Restricted Activity Order: Sinclair Creek and Kindersley Pass Trail - Group of 4

Area Closed: McArthur Creek Valley 
Area Closed: Odaray Prospect and Odaray Plateau

Bear sightings: Aug 18 to 24, 2016

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 Helen Lake Trail Grizzly Bear Aug-24
Banff Plain Of Six Glaciers Trail Black Bear Aug-24
Banff Moraine Lake Road Black Bear Aug-24
Banff Lake Louise Campground Grizzly Bear Aug-24
Yoho Lake O'hara Black Bear Aug-24
Banff Lake Agnes Trail Grizzly Bear Aug-24
Banff Johnston Creek Ink Pots Grizzly Bear Aug-24
Banff Johnston Canyon Upper Falls Grizzly Bear Aug-24
Banff Lake Louise Campground Black Bear Aug-23
Banff Tram Line Trail LL Grizzly Bear Aug-23
Banff Johnston Canyon Campground Grizzly Bear Aug-23
Banff Cascade Amphithieatre Trail Grizzly Bear Aug-23
Banff Castle Mountain Campground Black Bear Aug-23
Banff Lake Louise Townsite Grizzly Bear Aug-22
Banff Lake Louise Drive Grizzly Bear Aug-21
Banff Minnewanka Road - Upper Bankhead Black Bear Aug-21
Banff Vermillion Lakes Black Bear Aug-21
Banff Corral Creek Black bear with offspring Aug-20
Banff Fish creek parking lot Grizzly Bear Aug-20
Banff Moraine Lake Road Grizzly Bear Aug-20
Banff Sundance Canyon Grizzly Bear Aug-20
Banff Castle Mt Lookout Trail Black Bear Aug-19
Banff 1a - Protection Mountain Campground Black Bear Aug-19
Banff Bow Lake Grizzly Bear Aug-19
Banff Hector Lake HE5 Campsite Grizzly Bear Aug-19
Banff 1a - Sawback Black Bear Aug-19
Banff Tunnel Mountain Village 1 Campground Black Bear Aug-19
Banff Fenland Trail Black Bear Aug-19
Banff Johnson Lake Grizzly Bear Aug-19
Kootenay Olive Lake Picnic Site Black Bear Aug-18
Kootenay Redstreak Campground Black Bear Aug-18
Banff 1a - Corral Creek Grizzly Bear Aug-18
Banff Boom Lake Trail Unknown species Aug-18
Banff Cascade Ponds Black Bear Aug-18
Banff Sundance Trail Unknown species Aug-18
Banff Johnston Canyon Campground Black Bear Aug-18
Banff 1a - Muleshoe Black Bear Aug-18
Banff 1a - Sawback Black Bear Aug-18
Banff Tunnel Mountain Village 1 Campground Black Bear Aug-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