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Bear Guardians



Banff National Park

GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 51.217206807233396
Longitude: -115.76980590820312

Banff National Park’s Bear Guardians reach park visitors “where they are”, with relevant, engaging messages and activities.  Taking teams of roving park interpreters on the road, the Bear Guardian program is prevention (of unhealthy roadside situations for bears, and unsafe roadside situations for humans) and learning (by drivers and bears!) in equal measure.  Bear Guardians spend about half their time patrolling secondary roadways in the park to prevent or manage bear jams, according to protocols and training provided by Resource Conservation staff.  At other times they are set up at high-use day use areas along those roadways, with attractive exhibits designed to encourage conversations about bear ecology, behaviour, and conservation in Banff National Park.

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