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BEAR ESSENTIAL PROGRAM

Effectively Managing Bear Attractants

Bear Encounters  & Reporting Sightings

Being Bear Aware on Local Trails

The Bear Essential Seminar

The Bear Facts

Applicable Legislations & Additional Resources

With its location adjacent to forested mountains, bears are common in Port Moody. While bears generally prefer to avoid people, encounters between bears and people do occur. The most important action is to prevent encounters to the largest extent possible through the effective management of attractants. This proactive approach strives to keep both people and bears safe by reducing the likelihood that bears will become habituated and dependent upon human generated food sources (e.g., garbage, bird feeders, etc.).


report invasive species

Report Bear Sightings

The City’s Bear Essentials Program works to support efforts of the Provincial government who has the mandate and jurisdiction to manage wildlife throughout BC. Initiated in 2000, the City’s Bear Essentials Program serves to provide education and awareness to the community about bear behaviour and empower the community to minimize adverse human-bear interactions through the proper management of waste and other non-natural attractants. The success of the City’s program depends upon Port Moody residents and business adopting and following bear smart practices.

Ultimately, keeping people and bears safe is a community-wide responsibility.

Report bear sightings and other wildlife concerns to the
B.C. Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277

Last updated: 15/02/2016 1:04:45 PM