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.
Due to a bear sighting and attractants in Coquitlam River Park yesterday, the BC Conservation Service has set a live bear trap and nearby trails have been closed. Food & garbage was an attractant for the bear. For details on how to be bear smart, visit https://t.co/Et6GxZy6YE pic.twitter.com/OgiyWsG1Pb
— City of Coquitlam (@cityofcoquitlam) July 17, 2019
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.