COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 3, 2020 – Do you know what to do if you come across a bear?
Coquitlam is offering bear safety tips to local trail users after a black bear recently approached a jogger on the Coquitlam Crunch trail. The Crunch trail north of Panorama Drive has been closed until further notice for the public’s protection (check www.coquitlam.ca/crunch for updates).
While it’s fortunate the jogger was not injured, the incident serves as a reminder that Coquitlam is bear country, and care should be taken in local natural areas and forests.
Preventative measures to avoid close encounters with wildlife include:
For more information about bear safety, visit www.coquitlam.ca/bearsmart. Tourism Coquitlam also provides helpful trail safety tips in the See & Do section at www.visitcoquitlam.ca.
Reporting Bear Conflicts
To report wildlife attractants such as garbage, improper storage of attractants or wildlife accessing attractants, call the City at 604-927-3500.
To report wildlife that is aggressive or causing property damage, call the Conservation Officer Service the 24/7 reporting line at 1-877-952-7277.