Bear spotting results in trail closures in Metro Vancouver park

Jul 18 2019, 6:00 am

Trails are closed off in yet another Coquitlam park due to a bear sighting.

According to the City of Coquitlam, the BC Conservation Service has set a live bear trap in Coquitlam River Park and nearby trails have also been closed.

“Food & garbage was an attractant for the bear,” wrote the city on Twitter.

Last week, parts of Coquitlam’s Mundy Park were also closed due to bear activity and a trap was set up.

A list of bear safety tips and advice is available on WildSafeBC’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.

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