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  • Bear Warning - Bears and Berries

    August 20, 2017

    Due to a bountiful berry crop this year, park visitors are asked to be very vigilant about bear safety while hiking, recreating and camping in bear country.  Avoid areas with berry bushes, strictly follow all preventative practises when out in bear country. Bear Smart

    Remember, bears depend on the berry crop to gain enough weight to survive the winter; please respect their need to feed themselves and their young.  Should you come across any wildlife closures, please follow the directions; never cross into closed areas.

    Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in the South 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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