Parts of Mundy Park in Coquitlam are closed to the public due to bear activity.
The City of Coquitlam is reminding residents to keep their distance if a bear is spotted, remain calm, and back away slowly.
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“Never leave food or backpacks or bags containing food out in the park,” the city said in a statement.
The city has also provided a map showing areas in red, where the park has been closed off to the public.
A list of bear safety tips and advice is available on WorkSafeBC’s website.
If you want to know about the bear activity in a park before you go, use this interactive map, courtesy of the British Columbia Conservation Foundation, (BCCF).
The maps give people an idea of where a bear encounter could potentially take place – and take the necessary precautions as a result. Search results can also be filtered by date, location, species, attractants, the type of encounter, the outcome, and the group/agency.