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Bear sightings: June 23 to June 29, 2022

Park Trail - Day-use area - Campground Species Date
Banff Lake Louise Lakeshore Trail Female Grizzly with offspring Jun-23
Banff Spray River Trail - 0 To 6 Km Female Grizzly with offspring Jun-23
Banff 1a - Sawback Black Bear Jun-23
Banff 93 North - Mistaya Canyon Black Bear Jun-23
Banff Mistaya Canyon Trail Black Bear Jun-24
Banff Chateau Lake Louise Female Grizzly with offspring Jun-24
Banff Tunnel Mountain Village 1 Campground Black Bear Jun-24
Banff Vermilion Lakes Road Unknown adult Jun-24
Banff Cascade Ponds Black Bear Jun-25
Banff Lake Minnewanka Dayuse Area Black Bear Jun-25
Banff 1a - Fire Side Grizzly Bear Jun-25
Banff 1a - Sawback Black Bear Jun-25
Banff Two Jack Main Campground Black Bear Jun-25
Banff Cascade Ponds Black Bear Jun-25
Banff Vermilion Lakes Black Bear Jun-25
Banff Plain Of Six Glaciers Trail Female Grizzly with offspring Jun-26
Banff Banff Springs Golf Course Black Bear Jun-26
Banff Sundance Canyon Black Bear Jun-26
Banff Lake Louise Campground Grizzly Bear Jun-26
Banff Johnson Lake Black Bear Jun-26
Banff Minnewanka Devils Gap Female Grizzly with offspring Jun-26
Banff Tunnel Mountain Village 1 Campground Black Bear Jun-27
Banff Lake Minnewanka Dayuse Area Black Bear Jun-27
Banff 93 South - Boom Lake Grizzly Bear Jun-28
Banff Stoney Squaw Trail Black bear with offspring Jun-28
Banff Cave And Basin Black Bear Jun-28
Banff Bath Creek Grizzly Bear Jun-28
Banff Stewart Canyon Black Bear Jun-28
Banff Minnewanka Lake Day Use Black Bear Jun-29
Banff Johnston Canyon Grizzly Bear Jun-29
Banff Minnewanka Road - Lower Bankhead Female Grizzly with offspring Jun-29
Banff Lake Minnewanka Trail - Stewart Canyon Unknown species Jun-29

Carry bear spray with you at all times on the trail, and know how to use it. Bear spray can be effective deterrent when used properly. Be aware that wind, spray distance, rain, freezing temperatures and product shelf life can all influence its effectiveness. Familiarize yourself with the proper use of bear spray (including the manufacturer’s specific instructions) and keep it readily accessible.

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