Possible grizzly sighting on Rainbow Lake trail 

Conservation Officer Service received report on May 31

click to enlarge WWW.SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

The Conservation Officer Service (COS) is warning hikers on the Rainbow Lake Alpine Trail to be vigilant after they received a report of a possible grizzly bear sighting on Friday, May 31.

"The bear was feeding on natural attractants and did not display defensive behaviour," a bear alert from the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) reads.

Trail users are encouraged to travel in groups and make noise as they walk; always carry bear spray and know how to use it; watch for signs of bears such as scat; avoid hiking at dawn or dusk; and respect all posted trail closures.

If you see a bear, don't approach it. Instead, keep your distance and back away slowly.

Last summer, the RMOW closed the Sproatt Alpine Network and the Rainbow Lake Trail after two incidents of human-wildlife conflict with a grizzly bear.

COS asks the public to report bear sightings by calling 1-877-952-7277.

For more information, click here.


Readers also liked…

Latest in Whistler

More by Alyssa Noel

© 1994-2019 Pique Publishing Inc., Glacier Community Media

- Website powered by Foundation