Update - Valley Trail Closure
CLOSURE - The Conservation Officer Service (COS) has requested the Valley Trail between The Point Artist-Run Centre, on Alta Lake, to the Alta Lake (Westside) Road entrance be closed.
OPENING - The Millar Creek Valley Trail has been reopened from the Northern Function Junction entrance (near Gescan) to the entrance at Westside Road.
The RMOW and COS thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Please remember, it is important to keep dogs on leash when out walking and maintain a distance of 100 metres from bears. If you encounter a bear, make your presence known by speaking in a firm, calm voice and slowly back away from the bear.
The use of bear bells, or such, will let a bear in the area know that somebody is approaching and they can move away.
Please report bear sightings by phoning the BC Conservation Officer Service (COS) at 1-877-952-7277. Early reporting allows the COS to assess situations and help keep our community members safe from conflict with wildlife and our bears safe and wild.The COS and RMOW thank the community of Whistler for their understanding of this situation and allowing the bear the time it needs. Please share this messaging with your friends and neighbours.