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Rare Visitors

Black Bears Live Throughout Ontario

So when two appeared in the Park last week, there was a surprising level of excitement, so much so they left after a couple of days.

While the chances of you seeing or encountering a black bear are low, it is best you be prepared just in case.

  • Know how to prevent, recognize and handle an encounter with a black bear
  • Do not approach the bear. Slowly back away while watching the bear and wait for it to leave.
  • Never intentionally feed a bear. You could get injured. You also spoil the bear. Bears quickly learn to expect human food and are more likely to approach people than wild bears.
  • When camping make sure you are careful with your garbage and food.

Check out the Bear Wise site at http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/Bearwise/index.html for lots of advice and information