Please report all bear observations promptly to Banff Dispatch at

Bear sightings: July 28 to August 3, 2022

Park Trail - Day-use area - Campground Species Date
BanffBankheadBlack BearJul-28
BanffTwo Jack Main CampgroundBlack BearJul-28
BanffEdith MtBlack BearJul-28
BanffRockbound Lake TrailBlack BearJul-29
BanffRampart Creek CampgroundBlack bear with offspringJul-29
BanffLake Minnewanka Shoreline TrailBlack BearJul-29
Banff93 South - Boom LakeGrizzly BearJul-30
BanffTunnel Mountain Village 1 CampgroundBlack BearJul-30
BanffBanff Springs Golf CourseBlack BearJul-30
BanffVermillion LakesBlack BearJul-31
BanffTwo Jack Lakeside CampgroundFemale Grizzly with offspringAug-01
BanffJohnson LakeBlack Bear 
BanffJohnston Canyon Upper FallsBlack Bear 
Banff1a - Protection MountainBlack BearAug-03
Banff93 North - Rampart Creek CampgroundBlack BearAug-03
Banff93 North - Saskatchewan CrossingBlack BearAug-03
BanffLake Louise CampgroundBlack BearAug-02
KootenayNuma Creek TrailGrizzly BearJul-30
KootenayFloe Lake TrailheadGrizzly BearJul-30
Kootenay93 South - Boom LakeGrizzly BearJul-30
Banff93 North - Mosquito CreekBlack BearJul-29
KootenayRedstreak CampgroundGrizzly BearJul-28
Banff1a - Morantz CurveBlack BearJul-28

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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