Two grizzly bear sightings on the evening of August 1

UPDATE August 4, 2018

As of Saturday morning (Aug 4), the Conservation Officer Service has not received any further reports of confirmed grizzly bear sightings in Squamish. Calls of a possible grizzly in the Dentville area this morning turned out to be a brown/black bear accessing unsecured garbage. 

This week's sightings are a reminder to stay ever-vigilant in Squamish as we live among wildlife. Do not become complacent:

  • Always make yourself known when out on trails, dikes and wooded areas etc.
  • Secure ALL garbage and food.
  • Keep dogs on leash.

Continue to report all bear sightings so that Conservation Officers can do their best to ensure public and wildlife safety.

24/7 Hotline: 1.877.952.7277 (RAPP)

August 2, 2018:

The District of Squamish and the Conservation Officer Service would like to alert the public about two sightings of a grizzly bear on the evening of August 1st. The sightings occurred in the area along the confluence of the Mamquam and Squamish Rivers and south along the Squamish River dike and estuary.

At this time, the area will not be closed but the location and situation is being monitored very closely and updates will be provided as new information becomes available.

In order to ensure a safe outcome for both the public and the grizzly bear, the District of Squamish and the Conservation Officer Service are asking the public to exercise a high level of caution in the area. Dogs must be on leash and it is advised that people do not bike or run in the area. Do not walk alone.

Please call any bear sightings to the Conservation Officer Service 24/7 Hotline: 1.877.952.7277 (RAPP) 

For more information on grizzly bears:

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August 02, 2018

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