Please report all bear sightings to Banff Dispatch at 403-762-1470

Bear sightings: May 16 - May 23, 2019

Park Trail - Day-use area - Campground Species Date
Banff Cascade Mt C Level Cirque Black Bear 22-May
Banff Cascade Mt C Level Cirque Grizzly Bear 22-May
Banff Minnewanka Lake Unknown species 21-May
Banff Tunnel Mountain Village 1 Campground Black Bear 21-May
Banff Minnewanka Road - Two Jack Lake Day Use Area Unknown species 20-May
Banff Fenland Trail Black Bear 20-May
Banff Spray River Loop East Side Unknown species 19-May
Banff 93 North - Herbert Lake Black Bear 19-May
Banff 93 South - Storm Mountain Lodge Black Bear 19-May
Banff Chateau Lake Louise Female Grizzly with offspring 19-May
Kootenay Floe Lake Trailhead Black Bear 19-May
Banff 1a - Johnston Canyon Black Bear 18-May
Banff Hoodoos Viewpoint Picnic Black Bear 18-May
Banff 1a - Baker Creek Grizzly Bear 17-May
Yoho Field Information Centre Black bear with offspring 17-May
Banff 1a - Morantz Curve Black bear with offspring 16-May
Kootenay Redstreak Campground Black Bear 16-May
Current wildlife warnings and closures

Although the chances of having an encounter with a bear are low, proper planning before you head out can help reduce your risk. By following a few “bear-aware” rules, you can help protect bears too.

Learn about Bear Safety