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First Grizzly Bear Sighting of 2011

08 Apr

Even though the snow keeps coming and it’s April 8th 2011, the bears are now starting to wake up. Dan Rafla of Parks Canada managed to snap the first photo of a grizzly bear in Banff National Park just a few days ago. This grizzly certainly has a sleepy face!

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The frist grizzly bear sighting in Banff National Park for 2011
Meanwhile, the ski resorts in Banff National Park are in incredible shape. Below are a couple of webcam snapshots from today. Fresh powder and cooler temperatures are creating some of the best spring skiing seen for years!

Lake Louise [Banff National Park] snapshot from today:
Lake Louise webcam snapshot
Sunshine Village [Banff National Park] snapshot from today:
Sunshine Village, Banff, ski cam snapshot from today

 

First Bear of Spring 2008 – Banff National Park

27 Mar
A big male grizzly was photographed on March 16th by a Trans-Canada Highway Project remote camera in the lower Bow Valley. Male grizzlies typically emerge out of their dens in mid-March. Female bears with their cubs tend to emerge mid-April.

This is an indicator that Spring is here and we need to be bear aware!

 
 
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