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Bearsmart Blog

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.

Who’s to blame?

Getting bear smart is a shared responsibility. Officials can't do it alone. We need your help. People need to deter bears from their properties themselves.