Please report all bear observations promptly to Banff Dispatch at

Bear sightings: July 21 to July 27, 2022

Park Trail - Day-use area - Campground Species Date
Banff1a - Moose MeadowsBlack bear with offspringJul-21
BanffJohnston CreekBlack BearJul-21
BanffMinnewanka Road - Upper BankheadGrizzly BearJul-21
BanffCarrot CreekBlack BearJul-21
BanffMoraine LakeGrizzly BearJul-22
BanffCave And BasinBlack BearJul-22
BanffTwo Jack Main CampgroundBlack BearJul-22
BanffLake Louise CampgroundGrizzly BearJul-23
BanffVermillion LakesBlack BearJul-23
Banff1a - Protection Mountain CampgroundBlack BearJul-23
BanffTwo Jack Lakeside CampgroundBlack BearJul-24
BanffCascade PondsBlack BearJul-24
Banff1a - Protection Mountain CampgroundBlack BearJul-24
BanffChateau Lake LouiseFemale Grizzly with offspringJul-24
BanffVermillion LakesBlack BearJul-24
BanffParadise ValleyGrizzly BearJul-25
BanffStewart CanyonUnknown adultJul-25
BanffTunnel Mountain Village 1 CampgroundBlack BearJul-25
BanffBourgeau Lake TrailGrizzly BearJul-26
BanffRockbound Lake TrailBlack bear with offspringJul-26
BanffTwo Jack Main CampgroundBlack BearJul-27
Banff93 North - Rampart Creek CampgroundBlack BearJul-27
YohoField MtBlack BearJul-27
KootenayMarble Canyon CampgroundBlack BearJul-27
Banff93 North - Coleman Picnic AreaBlack BearJul-26
Banff1a - Morantz CurveBlack BearJul-26
KootenayMcleod Meadows CampgroundBlack BearJul-25
YohoEmerald Lake Road/Natural Bridge JctBlack BearJul-25
YohoTakakkaw Falls Fc CampgroundBlack BearJul-24
YohoYoho Info Center FacilityBlack BearJul-24
BanffSaskatchewan Crossing Resort Fc LodgeBlack BearJul-23
Banff93 North - Rampart Creek HostelBlack BearJul-23

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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