If you’re heading out to Banff National Park, you may want to be on alert.
A wolf warning was recently issued for an area within the park, as a wolf was sighted on Monday evening.
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According to the warning from Parks Canada, the wolf had shown “bold behaviour” when spotted near the Fireside day use area along the Bow Valley Parkway.
The warning encompasses that area as well as the stretch of parkway up to Castle Junction and includes any campgrounds or day use areas in between.
The warning will remain in effect until further notice.
Parks Canada recommends anyone heading into the outdoors to bring bear spray with them (and know how to use it) and to keep their children and animals supervised at all times.
Approaching, enticing, or feeding wildlife should be avoided, as well as leaving out any food, pet food, or garbage when in the area.
If approached by a wolf, the Parks Canada warning recommends acting aggressively towards it to discourage it from approaching you or those you are with.
Carnivore sightings in the area should be reported to 403-762-1470.