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Bear Conflict SolutionsIMAGINE any of these scenarios.

You’re making your way down a steep path at speed. Sun at your back, you’re completely in synch with your bike – expertly making each turn, avoiding that rock on your right, tree on your left (and again), one more sharp turn … and a BEAR!

It’s the end of a long day of outdoor activities. Now a campfire, food, relaxing … and an UNIVITED GUEST.

You’re taking it all in. The smells, the sounds, the spectacular view. Whatever was on your mind before you started out today is gone, forgotten. Your dog suddenly pulls hard on his leash and barks. You glance down at him and then quickly look up to see … a BEAR.

5 things to know before you go:

  1. Make yourself aware of recent and historical bear activity in the area.
  2. CARRY BEAR SPRAY and know how to use it.
  3. Attend a bear safety training course or information session.
  5. Travel in groups – evidence shows that the larger the group the less reported interactions.

The Bear Conflict Solutions Institute is committed to bear conservation through education and research. Attend a presentation in your area and support our on-the-ground research initiatives.

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Bear Conflict Solutions Institute Bear Conflict Solutions Institute
(formerly the Karelian Bear Shepherding Institute of Canada)
313 8th Avenue,
Canmore, Alberta T1W 2E6
Phone 403-609-2242 or email