Please report all bear sightings immediately to Parks Canada Dispatch at 1-877-852-3100.

Bear sightings - May 6 to 19
Park Trail - Day-use area - Campground Species Date
GlacierGlacier Park east boundary pulloutBlack bearMay 9
GlacierBeaver Valley pulloutBlack bearMay 9
GlacierBeaver Valley pulloutBlack bearMay 11
GlacierBeaver Valley pulloutBlack bearMay 15
GlacierStone Arch pulloutBlack bearMay 15
GlacierBeaver Valley lookoutBlack bearMay 17
GlacierSir Donald campgroundGrizzly bearMay 17
GlacierHemlock Grove trailGrizzly bearMay 18

Bear safety

To minimize the potential of a bear encounter you should:

Stay alert on the trails

  • Make noise
  • Look for fresh bear sign
  • Travel in groups
  • Keep your dog on a leash
  • Carry bear spray and know how to use it
  • If you encounter a bear, give it LOTS of space

Safely store bear attractants

  • Keep food, garbage, recyclables, pet food and BBQ’s in bear-proof storage or hard-sided vehicles.