Hikers warned as RCMP track ‘aggressive’ bear on Burnaby Mountain

Jun 25 2019, 4:08 pm

Hikers, outdoor enthusiasts, and residents are being warned to be vigilant, as reports of an “aggressive” black bear on Burnaby Mountain have surfaced this week.

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On Monday, Burnaby RCMP tweeted that they had received reports of the animal and were working with BC Conservation Officer Services to “locate the bear and determine the next steps.”

In a follow-up tweet, police also advised the public to use extra caution if using any of the trails on the Burnaby Mountain – particularly in the area of Trans Canada, Ridgeview, Burnwood, or Gnome’s Home trail.

Anyone who spots the bear is asked to contact police.

In the meantime, a list of bear safety tips and advice is available on WildsafeBC’s website.