Please report all wildlife observations promptly to Banff Dispatch at

Some Parks Canada places have begun a safe, gradual reopening of some outdoor areas and services, including camping. Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and be well-prepared for their visit. Details here.

Bear sightings: July 23 - July 29, 2020

Park Trail - Day-use area - Campground Species Date
Banff Lake Minnewanka Dayuse Area Black Bear Jul-29
Yoho Yoho Info Center Facility Black Bear Jul-29
Banff Two Jack Lakeside Campground Grizzly Bear Jul-28
Banff Minnewanka Road - Two Jack Lake Day Use Area Black Bear Jul-28
Banff Vermilion Lakes Road Black Bear Jul-28
Banff Cascade Ponds Black Bear Jul-28
Banff Rockbound Lake Trail Black bear with offspring Jul-28
Banff C-level Cirque Trail Black Bear Jul-28
Banff Lake Louise Townsite Unknown species Jul-28
Banff 1a - Castle Junction Black Bear Jul-28
Banff Lake Minnewanka Trail - Stewart Canyon Black Bear Jul-27
Banff 1a - Moose Meadows Black Bear Jul-27
Banff Sundance Canyon Grizzly Bear Jul-27
Yoho Field Black Bear Jul-27
Banff Saskatchewan Crossing Black Bear Jul-27
Banff Corral Creek Black Bear Jul-27
Yoho Takakkaw Falls Road Black Bear Jul-27
Banff Banff Golf Course Unknown species Jul-26
Banff Spray River Loop Black Bear Jul-26
Banff 1a - Protection Mountain Campground Black Bear Jul-26
Banff Two Jack Main Campground Black Bear Jul-25
Banff 1a - Hillsdale Grizzly Bear Jul-25
Banff Sundance Canyon Black Bear Jul-25
Banff 1a - Morantz Curve Black Bear Jul-25
Banff Tunnel Mountain Village 1 Campground Black Bear Jul-24
Banff Bankhead Black Bear Jul-24
Banff Two Jack Lake Black Bear Jul-24
Banff Castle Lookout Trail Black Bear Jul-24
Banff 93 North - Crowfoot Lookout Black Bear Jul-24
Banff Moraine Lake Grizzly Bear Jul-24
Banff Rockbound Lake Trail Black Bear Jul-23
Banff Fenland Trail Black Bear Jul-23
Yoho Emerald Lake Black Bear Jul-23
Yoho Kicking Horse Campground Black Bear Jul-23
Banff Wenkchemna Opabin Pass Grizzly Bear Jul-23
Banff 93 North - Bow Lake Black Bear Jul-23

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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