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Bears in the Mountain National Parks

Banff, Yoho, Kootenay: Weekly bear report
June 23, 2016


Banff Springs Golf Course - June 9, 2016. © Parks Canada / J. Reimer

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Protecting Bear Zones 

Current related warnings and closures

Wolf Warning: Bow Valley
Bear Warning: Num-Ti-Jah Lodge Area

Restricted Activity Order: Sinclair Creek and Kindersley Pass Trail

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

Bear sightings: June 17 to 23, 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
Yoho Kicking Horse Campground Black Bear June 23, 2016
Kootenay Cobb Lake Trail Black Bear June 22, 2016
Banff Whitehorn Rd/Lk Louise Grizzly x2 June 22, 2016
Banff Minnewanka Day Use Grizzly Bear June 22, 2016
Banff Protection Mountain Campground Grizzly Bear June 21, 2016
Banff Bourgeau Lake Trail Black Bear June 21, 2016
Banff Minnewanka Lake Shoreline Trail Black Bear June 21, 2016
Banff Sundance Canyon Trail Grizzly Bear June 21, 2016
Kootenay Stanely Glacier Trail Grizzly Bear June 20, 2016
Banff Moraine Lake Rockpile Grizzly Bear June 19, 2016
Yoho Takakkaw Falls Black Bear June 19, 2016
Banff Protection Mountain Campground Grizzly Bears x 3 June 19, 2016
Banff Niblock Gate Grizzly Bear June 19, 2016
Banff Whitehorn Rd/Lk Louise Grizzly Bear June 19, 2016
Banff Num-Ti-Jah Lodge/Bow Lake Grizzly Bear June 19, 2016
Banff Temple Day Use Area Wolves x 4 June 19, 2016
Banff Minnewanka Lake Stewart Canyon Black Bear June 19, 2016
Banff Silverhorn DUA Black Bear June 18, 2016
Banff Corral Ck DUA Grizzly Bear June 18, 2016
Banff Baker Creek Grizzly Bear June 18, 2016
Banff 1a - Moose Meadows Black Bear June 18, 2016
Banff Minnewanka Road - Two Jack Lake Day Use Area Black Bear June 18, 2016
Banff Cory Pass Black Bear June 18, 2016
Kootenay Olive Lake Day Use Area Black Bear June 17, 2016
Kootenay Redstreak Campground Black Bear June 17, 2016
Banff Mosquito Ck Campground Black Bear June 17, 2016
Banff Protection Mountain Campground Black Bear June 17, 2016
Banff Niblock Gate Black Bear June 17, 2016
Banff Bow Summit Grizzly Bear June 17, 2016
Banff Cascade Mt Amphitheatre Grizzly Bear June 17, 2016
Banff Cascade Fire Road Black Bear June 17, 2016
Banff Johnston Canyon Campground Black Bear June 17, 2016

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