Mountain bikers bluff charged by a Grizzly Bear last night in Fernie

Thursday July 5th.  A group of 4 bikers and their dog were bluff charged by a Grizzly bear last night by junction of the Oh Dear and Coal Discovery trails.

Fernie is Bear Country.  Be prepared and expect to encounter wildlife.  Make noise to warn bears of your presence and avoid surprising bears at close range, carry bear spray and know how to use it, travel in groups during daylight and don’t litter on the trails. 

Be prepared

Educate yourself about bears

Avoid encounters

Reaction planned

For more information on bear safety visit and watch the movie Staying Safe in Bear Country, available at the Fernie Library.