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.
Keeping People and Bears Safe
You can help keep bears and humans safe by learning about bear safety and how to avoid conflicts.
- Keeping you and bears safe
- What to do if you encounter a bear
- Reporting bear sightings
- Bear safety and garbage
- Bear safety at your home
- Bear safety on the trail
- Bear safety and camping
- Bear safety on the road
- Bear safety and your dog
Whistler and the Sea to Sky Corridor are home to both black and grizzly bears.
Whistler is committed to reducing human-bear conflict. We are proud to be a provincially designated Bear Smart community.
The Wildsafe BC Wildlife Alert Reporting Program map provides updates on wildlife sightings and the response of the B.C. Conservation Officer Service (COS) and other agencies.
- Check the map for wildlife activity, encounters and responses by the Conservation Officer Service in Whistler or other parts of B.C. Species that are included are black bears, grizzlies, bobcats, cougars, coyotes, and more.
- You can also sign up for email or Facebook alerts for specific alert locations (e.g. Whistler or your neighbourhood in Whistler).
Note: Wildlife incidents that are reported to the COS without a specific address are entered on the map with a generic “Whistler Village” location.