Vermilion Provincial Park

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  • Bear Warning - Black bear in park

    Effective:  October 4, 2022

      A black bear and her cubs have been spotted on back country trails in Vermilion Provincial Park.  

      - make lots of noise when on the trails and hike in groups when possible

      - carry bear spray and know how to use it

      - if you see a bear, give it space and slowly head back or go around if possible, giving the bear plenty of room 

      - keep food locked away in a hard sided trailer or vehicle at all times and keep campsites clean and free of garbage

      - dump grey/dish water into outhouses









    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.

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