Town of Canmore

Be Bear Aware

Updated July 17, 2019: Alberta Parks has closed an area including the Highline Trail and surrounding areas, including areas within the Town of Canmore, due to a grizzly bear sow with cubs. View the advisory here.

The Town of Canmore does not issue closures for wildlife and relies on the expertise of Alberta Environment and Parks to determine what areas need to be closed and what areas can stay open.

In Canmore, you are in bear country!  Learn more at

Report a bear, cougar, wolf or any aggressive wildlife in Kananaskis or the Bow Valley to Kananaskis Emergency Services 403.591.7755. For all public safety emergencies, call 9-1-1

We ask that public in the Bow Valley:

  • Carry bear spray
  • Make noise
  • Keep dogs on leash
  • Respect closures

Be bear-aware and do your part by keeping your property clear of animal attractants. For more information:

Wildlife attractant management in the Bow Valley

Be bear smart

Safe travel in bear country


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