Learn about living with bears; creating bear smart communities; recreating in bear country; bear safety at work; and managing bears (for wildlife officials).

Bear Smart Blog

Spirit Bear: May Your Land Always Be Yours

The Great Bear Rainforest is a massive and diverse ecological system with an area spanning the westcoast from northern Vancouver Island to southeast Alaska. Intricately linked as ocean, mountain, and forest where 1000 year-old cedars tower over fjords and granite, The Great Bear Rainforest is home to the rare white Spirit Bear.

5 Reminders About Your Dog in Bear Country

Bear-dog conflicts can be prevented. If you are a dog owner in bear country my bet is the last thing you want is a bear charging back to you following your dog! Here are a five things to keep in mind:

4 Thoughts About Bear Encounters

If you’ve been watching the news this week you no doubt came across the report of a bear attack near Timmins, Ontario resulting in serious injuries to a 30-year old man, the death of his dog, and the resulting death of the bear. The story is horrible as it is rare and we’re thankful the story didn’t end with the man’s funeral.

Joy of Bears to hit the shelves in late Spring

While the bears have been in a deep slumber, the elves at Get Bear Smart have been busy preparing for the upcoming season. We're set to launch our Bear Smart Restaurant program; expand our reach with enhanced social media and digital communications; continue work on our habitat replacement program; and last but not least, we've created 112 pages of pure bruin joy.