Bears are an amazing part of Whistler – let’s keep them wild. Bears and people are safest when we don’t see each other often. Help keep bears safe by managing your attractants, giving them space, and calling the COS early when you see a bear in a residential area.

Keeping people and bears safe

You can help keep bears and humans safe by learning about bear safety and how to avoid conflicts

Whistler’s bears

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

Bear management

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


General Inquiries
Luisa Burhenne, Manager of Climate and Environment

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