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

Bear sightings - August 30 to September 5
Park Trail - Day-use area - Campground Species Date
Glacier Perley Rock trail Grizzly bear August 30
Glacier 1885 trail Black bear September 1
Glacier Illecillewaet picnic area Black bear September 3
Mount Revelstoke Nels Nelsen Ski Jump Black bear September 5

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.