Bow Valley Provincial Park

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  • Bear Warning - Three Sisters Campground

    Effective:  August 18, 2022

      • Effective Date: August 18th, 2022, until further notice
      • Where: Three Sisters Campground
      • Why: Black bear activity

    Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in the Kananaskis 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 on our webpage or at WildSmart.

    Please report all bear sightings immediately to 403-591-7755.

  • Bear Warning - Lac des Arcs Campground

    Effective:  July 31, 2022

      Effective Date: July 31, 2022 until further notice
      Where: Lac des Arcs Campground
      Why: Multiple reports of a black bear feeding on natural vegetation in close proximity to humans.

    Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in the Kananaskis 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 on our webpage or at WildSmart.

    Please report all bear sightings immediately to 403-591-7755.

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