This time of year, bears throughout the province are out and about searching and competing for available food sources while gearing up for the winter months.
As we move into late summer and early fall, human-bear conflicts will be on the rise. In Pique Newsmagazine Sept 8, 2015 article, Michael Allen, who’s been studying the region’s bears for over two decades, said that Whistler’s alpine berry crop – a vital food source for local bears as they fatten up for winter – has virtually disappeared after a hot, dry summer.
“The simplest way to put it is that the bears ate the fall crop in the summer,” Allen explained.
“Because it was hot and dry for so long, everything ripened three to five weeks earlier, so bears started in on the berry crop in the first week of July and it peaked in about the first week of August. Normally the berries peak about the first week of September.”
Bear-watching tours provide the opportunity to watch the bears in their natural environment, while getting to know their personalities and even their names.
Whistler Discover Tours – Daily Bear Viewing Tours website
Whistler Blackcomb – Trip Advisor Reviews
Video of a large black bear in Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada.
These two black bears explore people’s backyards for food – be it garbage, berries or grass. While they’re at it, they take time to have some fun!
Getting into a sketchy mountain bike / bear encounter at whistler.
This hungry bear was walking in the village and smelled some good food behind a door. so what do you do? you ring the door bell!
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