Grizzly bear warning issued for Lake Louise area
Parks Canada map of grizzly bear advisory in the Lake Louise area (Parks Canada)
Published Tuesday, August 23, 2016 12:24PM MDT
Last Updated Tuesday, August 23, 2016 12:25PM MDT
Parks Canada officials are asking Lake Louise visitors to take precautionary measures following recent grizzly bear activity.
Campers, travellers and hikers are encouraged to exercise additional caution in the following areas:
- Lake Louise townsite
- Tramline Trail
- Bow River Trail
- Louise Creek Trail
- Lake Louise Campground
Anyone who spots a bear is asked to report the sighting to the visitor centre or call Banff Park Dispatch 403-762-1473
To reduce the likelihood of a bear encounter, Parks Canada recommends:
- Making noise while hiking
- Keeping pets leashed
- Slowing in shrubby areas and while navigating blind corners, especially important for cyclists and runners
Parks Canada says travellers in the area should carry, and be well versed in how to operate, bear spray.
For more information on the warning, which went into effect on Tuesday morning, visit Banff National Park of Canada.