Sunday July 31. Bear sightings have been reported by mountain bikers on Swine flu trail in Fernie the last few days. Be prepared and expect to encounter bears anytime.
If you encounter a bear:
Stop. Never try to run or bike form a bear.
If the bear doesn’t notice you, get your bear spray ready (just in case) and then slowly back out of the area quietly.
If the bear sees you, prepare your bear spray (just in case). Talk calmly to the bear and slowly back out of the area. Do not turn your back on the bear.
Check out: https://vimeo.com/123217603 or search “WildSafeBc Bear Spray” on Vimeo to learn more about the safe use of bear spray.