Kananaskis Country mountains closed after grizzly with cubs charged at people

Two mountain trails are closed in Kananaskis Country after a grizzly sow with cubs bluff charged people in Elbow-Sheep Wildland Provincial Park.

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Alberta Parks closed the area northeast of Highway 40 to the west side of Mist Creek, including Mount Lipsett and Mist Mountain trails, on Aug. 27 until further notice.

“Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in the Kananaskis region at any time,” Alberta Parks said.

A map of the bear closure in Elbow-Sheep Wildland Provincial Park, Alta. Alberta Parks

To avoid a surprise bear encounter, the agency advises you to make noise, travel in groups, be aware of surroundings, keep pets on leashes and carry bear spray.

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Report bear sightings at 403-591-7755.

Mount Lipsett in Elbow-Sheep Wildland Provincial Park, Alta. Getty Images

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