Payne Lake Provincial Recreation Area

Alberta Parks

Advisories

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  • Bear Warning - Bears are Awake

    Effective:  March 5, 2021

      Bears are coming out of hibernation and will be in the area.  In springtime, bears are looking for fresh green forage and other food.  Please enjoy your hike or ride following proper bear country safety procedures. 

       

    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 review the Bear Smart Brochure.

Safety Links

Provincial Sources for Advisories