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Surveillance video captures bear walking through Whistler, B.C., hotel lobby

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The Four Seasons Hotel in Whistler, B.C., had an unexpected visitor when a black bear entered the lobby of the hotel. – Aug 31, 2020

It’s not unusual to see bears and other wildlife in Whistler, B.C., but one bear seemed to want to get a taste of the high life recently.

On July 13, a black bear wandered into the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel in the world-renown ski resort’s upper village.

The bear wandered through the lobby, checking out the furnishings, before deciding to check out without any issue, with the manager safely escorting it at a distance.

A spokesperson for the hotel said Monday no guests saw the animal on the property.

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While this is not common, staff at the hotel have been trained to handle wildlife encounters because of the resort’s proximity to nature and the surrounding mountains, the spokesperson said.