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Bears in the Mountain National Parks

Banff, Yoho, Kootenay: Weekly Bear Report
July 17, 2014 


© A. Taylor

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Group Access Restrictions

Current Warnings and Closures

BEAR WARNING-Num-Ti-Jah Lodge Area
AREA CLOSED: LM9 and LM11 campgrounds, Lake Minnewanka
BEAR WARNING : Two Jack Campgrounds
BEAR WARNING : Tunnel Mountain Village I, II and Trailer Court Campgrounds
GROUP ACCESS : Moraine Lake Area
GROUP ACCESS : Lake Minnewanka

RESTRICTED ACTIVITY ORDER-Sinclair Creek and Kindersley Pass Trail

Bear Sightings: July 10-16, 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.

KootenaySimpson River MonumentGrizzly16-Jul
Yoho Sherbrooke Lake Trail Black Bear 16-Jul
Banff 93 North - Waterfowl Lake Campground Grizzly 16-Jul
Banff 93 North - Num-Ti-Jah Lodge Grizzly 16-Jul
Banff 93 North - Rampart Creek Hostel Black Bear 16-Jul
Banff Lake Louise Townsite Black Bear 16-Jul
Banff Tunnel Mountain Village 1 Campground Black Bear 16-Jul
Banff Lake Louise Townsite Black Bear 15-Jul
Banff Lake Minnewanka Dayuse Area Black Bear 15-Jul
Banff Spray River Grizzly 15-Jul
Banff Saskatchewan Crossing Resort Fc Lodge Black Bear 15-Jul
Banff Protection Mountain Campground Black Bear 14-Jul
Banff Two Jack Main Campground Black Bear 14-Jul
Banff Two Jack Lakeside Campground Black Bear 14-Jul
Banff Minnewanka Road - Cascade Ponds Black Bear 14-Jul
Banff Banff Townsite Black Bear 14-Jul
Kootenay Cobb Lake Trailhead Black Bear 14-Jul
Yoho Lake O'Hara Parking Lot Black Bear 13-Jul
Banff 1a - Baker Creek Black Bear 13-Jul
Banff 93 North - Bow Summit Grizzly 13-Jul
Banff Peyto Lake Viewpoint Picnic Grizzly 13-Jul
Banff 93 North - Bow Lake Grizzly 13-Jul
Banff Fish Lakes Mo18 Campsite Black Bear 12-Jul
Banff Banff Townsite Grizzly 12-Jul
Banff Two Jack Lakeside Campground Grizzly 12-Jul
Banff Bourgeau Lake Trail Grizzly 12-Jul
Banff 93 North - Bow Summit Black Bear 11-Jul
Banff Saskatchewan Crossing Black Bear 11-Jul
Banff Rampart Creek Campground Black Bear 11-Jul
Banff Taylor Creek Grizzly 11-Jul
Banff Protection Mountain Campground Grizzly 10-Jul
Banff Waterfowl Lakes Campground Black Bear 10-Jul
Banff 93 North - Rampart Creek Hostel Black Bear 10-Jul
Banff Banff Springs Hotel Black Bear 10-Jul

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