Bear Alert- Aug 25 Lost Lake

A black bear has been spotted multiple times at Lost Lake Park. This is a highly frequented area, where we lost three bears to human-bear conflict last year.

Keep dogs on leash to not aggravate the bear. Please be mindful of all garbage, wrappers and recyclables. Never leave a picnic unattended; black bears are curious and will follow their nose to anything that smells like food. It only takes once for a bear to identify something as a food source, and retain that knowledge.

Due to late snow pack this spring and an exceptionally dry summer, Whistler Valley’s berry crop is poorly developed. Bears will be entering hyperphagia, a state of excessive eating, in preparation for hibernation.

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Photo credit: Sandy Vatne