Pinto Creek Canyon Natural Area

Alberta Parks


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  • Bear Closure - Bear Closure

    Effective:  September 17, 2021

      Please be advised an area around Pinto Creek Canyon Natural Area has been closed due to a bear encounter.

      Officers have closed the area to give the bear room to continue feeding on the carcass and move away from the area. The closure is clearly marked with signage and closure tape. Please do not enter the closure for your own safety. Under the Wildlife Act, it is unlawful to enter an area closed by a wildlife officer.


    Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in the Central Region at any time. To avoid a surprise encounter with a bear:

    • Make plenty of noise and travel in groups.
    • Be aware of your surroundings. Look and listen for bears and their signs.
    • Keep your pet on a leash.
    • Carry bear spray. Make sure it’s easily accessible, and know how to use bear spray.
    • Learn more about bear safety review the Bear Smart Brochure.

    Map of Affected Area

Safety Links

Provincial Sources for Advisories