The safest bear encounter is one prevented. Several bear sighitngs on Dike trail and Ridgemont trails in Fernie

Be alert when travelling in bear country especially this time of year.  Look for signs of bear activity, scat, tracks.., make noise to warn bears of yor presence, travel in groups.  Bears have been seen on the Dike trail between the Quatrine Appts and the Leroux Mansion in Fernie and  on Ecoterrorist and Whats up Doc bike trails.   If you find evidence of bear activity in your neighborhood ask yourself why the bear was there?  In this case it is evident that this bear had been feeding on apples in someone’s yard.  Did you know that a hungry bear can eat up to 300 apples in one day?