The Conservation Officer Service (COS) has received reports of a sow and three cubs in the Alta Vista South area. The sow has bluff charged people in this area and is beginning to show defensive behaviour towards humans. It is important to give these bears a lot of space and do not approach them. By giving these bears space you are helping to ensure that they do not become habituated.
Report any bears in residential areas by phoning 604-905-BEAR (2327). Early reporting allows the COS to intervene before a bear becomes habituated, and allows them to shepherd the bear back into the wild.