By Kootenay National Park
There has been plenty of bear activity in Kootenay National Park lately, prompting closures at the Olive Lake day-use area and the southbound brake check, as well as warnings at Redstreak Campground, Cobb Lake Trail, and the Olive Lake northbound brake check.
As many as 10 unique bears both brown and grizzly have been spotted wandering along roadways every day.
We are especially concerned because of the number of momma bears with cubs frequenting the dandelions and grasses near the highway, and are asking motorists to heed the posted speed limits and be extra cautious in these areas (near the south end of Kootenay on #93S). The bears are expected to stay in the area in the coming weeks until the snow melts at higher elevations. Motorists are asked to keep their distance and stay in their cars.