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Bear sightings: September 10 - September 16, 2020

Park Trail - Day-use area - Campground Species Date
Banff Baker Creek Grizzly Bear Sep-16
Banff Moraine Lake Road Black Bear Sep-16
Banff Paradise Valley Trail Black Bear Sep-15
Banff Vista Lake Grizzly Bear Sep-14
Banff Rockbound Lake Trail Grizzly Bear Sep-14
Banff Fish creek parking lot Black Bear Sep-14
Banff 1a - Hillsdale Meadows Black Bear Sep-13
Banff Cave & Basin Facility Black Bear Sep-13
Banff Sulphur Mt Black Bear Sep-13
Banff 1a - Protection Mountain Grizzly Bear Sep-13
Yoho Lake O'hara Road Black Bear Sep-13
Banff Minnewanka Road - Lower Bankhead Black Bear Sep-12
Banff 1a - Corral Creek Grizzly Bear Sep-12
Banff Mistaya Canyon Trail Unknown species Sep-12
Banff Lake Louise Townsite Black Bear Sep-12
Banff 1a - Moose Meadows Black Bear Sep-11
Banff Temple road Grizzly Bear Sep-11
Banff Tunnel Mountain Village 1 Campground Black Bear Sep-10
Banff Two Jack Lakeside Campground Grizzly Bear Sep-10
Banff 1a - Fire Side Black Bear Sep-10
Banff 1a - Johnston Canyon Black Bear Sep-10
Banff Fish creek parking lot Grizzly Bear Sep-10

Reminder: It’s important to stay bear-aware all year. 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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