A bear named Boo has once again escaped from his enclosure at Kicking House Mountain Resort, near Golden, B.C.

The eight-year-old grizzly dug a hole under the fence line of his 22 acre refuge which was reinforced after his previous escape.

He found a small area between bedrock and underground steel plates.

Ironically, it is five years to the day since his first escape.

Officials believe that in both instances, Boo has escaped in hopes of finding a mate.

The resort is currently conducting helicopter and ground searches, and has put out Boo's favourite treats to attract him back to his refuge.