Whistler is bear country. Help keep bears alive by not attracting them to homes and yards. Keep yourself safe by learning what to do in a bear encounter.

Wildlife Alerts

Report bear sightings in residential areas by phoning the BC Conservation Officer Service (COS) at 1-877-952-7277 or 604-905-BEAR. Whistler Conservation Officers are notified daily about sightings and immediately in emergencies.

Black bear and cubs photo by Sylvia Dolson
Whistler's Bears

Whistler and the Sea to Sky Corridor are home to both black and grizzly bears.

Garbage container knocked over
Bear Management

Whistler is committed to reducing human-bear conflict. We are proud to be a provincially designated Bear Smart community.


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