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Bears in the Mountain National Parks

Banff, Yoho, Kootenay: Weekly Bear Report
August 28, 2014 


Banff Townsite - Aug 27, 2014
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Comparing Black Bears and Grizzly Bears

Current Warnings and Closures

AREA CLOSED- Helen Lake trail and surrounding area
Group Access - Moraine Lake Highline Trail
Group Access - Upper Bryant Creek Valley
BEAR WARNING - Two Jack Campgrounds
BEAR WARNING - Tunnel Mountain Village I, II and Trailer Court Campgrounds
GROUP ACCESS - Lake Minnewanka
GROUP ACCESS - Moraine Lake Area

GROUP ACCESS - Sinclair Creek and Kindersley Pass Trail

Bear Sightings: August 21 - 27, 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 Rundle Riverside Trail Black Bear Aug.27
Banff Tunnel Mountain Village 1 Campground Black Bear Aug.25
Banff Cave And Basin Black Bear Aug.25
Kootenay Olive Lake Day Use Area Black Bear Aug.25
Kootenay Redstreak Campground Black Bear Aug.25
Yoho Kicking Horse Campground Black Bear Aug.25
Banff Banff Springs Golf Course Black Bear Aug. 24
Banff Spray River Loop Black Bear Aug. 24
Banff Lake Louise Fish Creek Road Unknown species Aug. 24
Banff Eiffel Lake Trail Unknown species Aug. 24
Banff Stewart Canyon Unknown species Aug. 23
Banff Banff Townsite Grizzly Bear Aug. 23
Banff Sulphur Mt Trail Black Bear Aug. 23
Banff Fenland Trail Black Bear Aug. 23
Banff Larch Valley Trail Grizzly Bear Aug. 23
Banff Helen Lake Grizzly Bear Aug. 23
Kootenay Marble Canyon Grizzly Bear Aug. 23
Banff Fireside Black Bear Aug. 22
Banff Banff Townsite Black Bear Aug. 21
Banff Banff Recreation Grounds Black Bear Aug. 21
Banff 93 North - Bow Summit Grizzly Bear Aug. 21

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