Berry pickers, bikers and hikers be prepared and expect to encounter bears if you are travelling through berry patches. A bear and her two cubs of the year have been reported daily on the Montane trail network by the new bridge on the inclusive trail.
Bear sightings also reported on the road to Rosen Lake left of the Y. The bear was on the side of the road eating berries. Grizzly bear sightings reported in Sparwood Heigths and black bear sightings by the hospital on Pine Avenue.
The safest bear encounter is one prevented. Make noise to warn bears of your presence and avoid surprise encounters.
Fernie black bear family mowing the lawn! Photo courtesy of Marcie Welsh
For more information on bear safety go to www.wildsafebc.com