Big Bear Edu-Kit

In the middle ground between its reputation as a ferocious carnivore, and its ties to folklore as an overstuffed cuddly animal is the real thing: a curious loner with many human-like tendencies. Rent the kit to learn more about Bears.


  • Size: 28” x 20” x 17.5”
  • Weight: 100 lbs



  • Black, Whitetail Deer, and Coyote tracks and rubberized scat
  • A VHF radio tracking collar
  • Black and Grizzly Bear claws
  • Black bear fur samples (3 colour phases)
  • Canadiana Bag
  • Black Bear, Whitetail Deer, and Coyote skulls
  • Black and Grizzly Bear puppets
  • Young Grizzly and Black Bear full pelt 


  • Interpreting Bears - An Educator’s Manual
  • Bears by Kevin Van Tighem
  • The Great Bear Almanac by Gary Brown
  • Bears (Polar Bears, Black Bears and Grizzly Bears) by Deborah Hodge
  • Those Aren’t Teddy Bears by Kathleen Keefe
  • In the Path of the Great Bear by Carol McTavish


  • Bears and Man
  • Staying Safe in Bear Country
  • Grizzly Country by Andy Russell
  • 32 images of bears in Banff National Park

Reserving a Kit

For more information or to reserve an edu-kit today, contact the Friends of Banff National Park at 403-762-8918 or send us an email to

Click here to download a Big Bear Edu-kit PDF.

Click here to download an Edu-Kit Rental Form.