A young, female grizzly in Banff
A lot of people are afraid of meeting wild animals when they go out to enjoy nature, but attacks by animals are really very rare. Your car trip is much more dangerous than a walk in the woods. Nevertheless, it’s good to be prepared for wild animals, if you plan to go out hiking or camping. In the spring, bears are very hungry, and they’re also protecting their cubs, so parks staff will often close areas where people have seen bears. There is some excellent information on the Bear Aware website about staying safe in bear country.
A black bear