Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Be "Bear Wise" this summer at Algonquin Park

Our guides, naturalists and office receive a lot of questions about the liklihood of seeing a black bear on one of our Algonquin Park trips and what to do if it happens. White it is rare to see a bear on a 3 or 5 Day Algonquin canoe trips, it is not unusual to see black bears around both the Algonquin Log Cabin and the Algonquin Cottage Outpost.

Due to the increased frequency in human and black bear interaction. Ontario Parks has released a new website focusing on being "Bear Wise." Please click on the links below for answers to frequently asked questions.

What To Do If You Encounter a Bear
How to Recognize a Potentially Dangerous Encounter
What Campers Can Do
What Cottagers Can Do
Are Black Bears Exhibiting Increased Boldness?
Ontario's Black Bear Population
What You Can Do
What You Should Know About Black Bears
Bears in your schoolyard. What you can do.
What Your Community Can Do
What Farmers Can Do
What Your Food Business Can Do
Bears Travel a Long