|An "at risk" campsite|
|The attractants in this site include a camp stove, full cooler, drink bottles, citronella bug spray, and an open bag of candy.|
|A "bare" campsite|
|When away from your site, you may leave out camping furniture (eg: lawn chairs, lanterns, and tents).|
"Bare Campsite" Rules
Follow these rules whenever these items are not in use or whenever your campsite is unattended for any length of time i.e. at night or when going for a hike, swim or to the washroom.
Reduce odours that attract bears
1. Store ALL FOOD and WILDLIFE ATTRACTANTS in the animal-proof facilities provided or, as a last resort, in a hard-sided vehicle/RV (not in a tent). If no facilities exist, hang your food and garbage out of bear reach. Use 100-feet of rope to hang your food between two trees well away from your tent/cooking area.
2. NEVER take food into your tent, not even a snack.
3. Use the designated grey water disposal grates; do not dispose of grey water near a human-use area.
4. Keep your fire pit clean and free of food residue.
What Attracts Bears?
Anything that has an odour or could be considered food may attract wildlife to your site.
- Coolers - full/empty
- Food and Condiments Did you know? Bears have an acute sense of smell. They can detect faint odours up to a kilometer away.
- Garbage/Wrappings/Plastic Bags
- Pet Food/Bowls
- Bottles/Cans: full & empty
- Toiletries/Suntan Lotion/Insect Spray
- Camp Stoves & Barbecues
- Containers of Gasoline/Oil
- ANY items associated with food preparation or clean up (soap, dish clothes, towels, & clothing worn while cooking.
- Grey Water Pails
Keep your pet on a leash at all times. Do not leave pets unattended outside especially at night. They may attract dangerous wildlife.