Port Moody is bear country and bears are commonly seen in all parts of the city. They are wild animals and must be repected at all times. It is important that residents be responsible to avoid bear encounters in our yards, neighbourhoods and on our park trails.
Manage attractants around your home
- Don't put your garbage, recycling or green carts out until 5:30am on your collection day. Carts set out before 5:30am do not comply with Bylaw No. 2816. Remove bird feeders between March 1st and December 1st
- Ensure BBQs are clean
- Keep composts tidy & odour-free
- Pick ripened fruit from trees & ground
If you see a bear in a residential area or your yard
- Remain calm
- Keep well away & do not approach it
- Make noise. From a safe location yell, “Hey bear, away bear!”, use an air horn or bang pots & pans to discourage bears from being in your yard
- Do not quietly view or photograph a bear. Let it know it is not welcome in your neighbourhood or yard
If you see a bear in a park or a trail
- Use caution on trails, or use sidewalks
- Make noise - use bear bells, talk or sing - they move out of the way if they hear you coming
- Keep dogs leashed & children near
- Stop and back up slowly
- Never approach a bear - they are wild animals
- Allow bear to cross trail or bikepath
- Remain calm and don’t panic!
Most bear sightings do not require reporting. Report nuisance or aggressive bears to the Conservation Officer Service at 1.877.952.7277.
This three-year old black bear was seen eating natural food in Shoreline Park. Salmonberry, red elderberry and black twin-berry are ripe throughout the park and enjoyed by varied wildlife
Last updated: 29/09/2011 6:33:41 PM