Parks Website to Track Bear Activity

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According to some recent posts from Trailex the bears are starting to come out. Very timely that Parks Canada has announced that a website to track bear activity in the Canadian Rockies is nearing completion. For those that missed it, the Calgary Herald reported that Fatal Bear Attacks have led to the site. According to the story:

Information received from the public, biologists and Parks Canada staff will be posted on the website to warn mountain-goers about where the animals have been spotted. It will also caution trail-users of danger areas, such as a section of the park that's sporting a good crop of berries -- a favourite staple for bears.

Another obvious benefit is that in addition to helping one avoid bear encounters the site will also help protect the bears. The story reported that five grizzlies died in the Banff, Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay national parks. If you are interested you can read the story online until Canada.com limits its access to only subscription holders.