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EVENT: Kananaskis Bear Day 2017

Location: Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park, just outside of Canmore

As bears start to come out of their dens, Alberta Environment & Parks and Bow Valley WildSmart will host Bear Day

The family-friendly event is an opportunity to learn more about the area's grizzly bears and serves as a reminder to once again be bear aware.

There will be indoor and outdoor activities, including bear spray demonstrations, bear talks, and a bear trapping demonstration.

In addition, there will be a presentation from the Stoney Nakoda First Nation on grizzly bear conservation in Kananaskis. 

Bear Day runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Here's the full schedule:

  • 9:30 am: Bear safety talk
  • 10 am: Bear spray demonstration
  • 10:30 am: Stoney Traditional Use Study on Grizzly Bear Management
  • 11 am: Bear spray demonstration
  • Noon: MLA Cam Westhead - Bear Day Official welcome
  • 12:30 pm: Bear trapping demonstration
  • 1:15 pm: Bear spray demonstration
  • 1:45 pm: Bear safety talk
  • 2:15 pm: Bear spray demonstration
  • 2:45 pm: Bear spray demonstration