The RMOW has issued an alert after a grizzly bear sighting in Whistler. On Saturday, September 2, the Conservation Officer Service received a report of a grizzly bear in the Rainbow Lake area.
Residents and visitors to the Rainbow Lake area are reminded that this is grizzly bear habitat and to take caution when using trails, cautions RMOW. Carrying bear spray and hiking in a group can help.
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Please report all sightings of grizzly bears to the Conservation Office Service: 1-877-952-7277.
The District of Squamish has also issued an alert after reports of a cougar on a local trail system. COS has received two reports of a cougar sighting in the Mamquam Road/ Government Road trail system near the Shannon Estates townhouses in Squamish. Cougars can travel a wide area so please be alert and aware on all trails, District of Squamish warns.