Bear warning issued for Banff National Park-area campground

A grizzly bear is seen in this undated handout photo.
A grizzly bear is seen in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Boyce

Parks Canada has issued a bear warning for the Mosquito Creek campground and the Mosquito Creek Hostel area, which are in Banff National Park.

The government agency said that a grizzly bear was seen in the area.

The warning was put into place on Wednesday.

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Parks Canada said park users should remember the following when in an area frequented by a bear:

• Pay attention for bears when travelling in this area
• Make noise while hiking
• Keep all pets on a leash and a close eye on children
• Carry bear spray and know how to use it
• Store all food, cookware, utensils, coolers, etc. properly by hanging it from the food-hanging poles and cables, or in the secure storage lockers provided in the campground
• Keep a clean campsite. All litter and garbage must be packed out.

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Bear sightings should be reported to Banff National Park dispatch at 403-762-1470.

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