Learn about living with bears; creating bear smart communities; recreating in bear country; bear safety at work; and managing bears (for wildlife officials).
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A Bear’s Bill of Rights

Bears deserve to have some rights. For example, a bear has the right to expect that you will be an educated resident of bear country and be willing to accommodate the needs of bears into your lifestyle and daily habits; and ...

Why Bears?

Bears play an important role in the environment. We are just beginning to learn how bears positively impact the environment...

Hyper What?

With snow dusting the mountain tops and temperatures dipping down to the single digits, the chill in the air is signifying winter is just around the corner...

How Dangerous Are Bears?

Most interactions between bears involve considerable tolerance and restraint. They usually display the same tolerance towards people...

Surviving Without Food

With fall officially upon us the bruin world is starting to prepare for their long slumber ahead. At this time of year, bears are feeding up to 20 hours a day to stock up on their own fat reserves.

Salmon, Bears, Trees, and the Web of Life

While local waterways in and around Whistler are void of salmon runs due to natural fish barriers such as waterfalls and tight canyons, Pemberton and Squamish waterways team with salmon nearing the end of their life cycle in the fall.