You may want to reconsider booking a new tee time.
Alberta Parks has issued a bear warning for Kananaskis Golf Course and its surrounding area following multiple bear sightings.
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Both black bears and grizzly bears have been seen in the area according to the warning, with the advisory coming into effect on Tuesday and continuing “until further notice.”
The Kananaskis Golf Course is located just south of the Kananaskis Mountain Lodge and north of Mt. Kidd RV Park in Kananaskis Country. It was reopened this spring after five years of renovations following the 2013 floods, and due to its close proximity to the Rocky Mountains, it is no stranger to wandering wildlife.
The advisory encompasses the entirety of the golf course and the nearby staff residence.
The warning also notes that, while the current alert is for this specific area, bears may be encountered in any area within Kananaskis Country, and to always be on alert for potential dangers.
The website provided these tips for avoiding an unwanted encounter with a bear:
- Make plenty of noise and travel in groups.
- Be aware of your surroundings. Look and listen for bears and their signs.
- Keep your pet on a leash.
- Carry bear spray. Make sure it’s easily accessible, and know how to use bear spray.
- Learn more about bear safety on our webpage or at WildSmart.
Sightings should be immediately reported to 403-591-7755.