Cochrane trail users are being warned of a bear sighting this afternoon. 

Several residents took to social media today warning locals of the bear. 

The bear was spotted in the Riversong/Riviera community several times this morning and into this afternoon. 

A reminder to be bear aware both in and outside of town:

  • Carry bear spray (be sure to check the expiration date.
  • Make noise
  • Keep all pets on a leash and close to you at all times.
  • Be aware of your surroundings on walking on trails
  • Be respectful of the space and needs of wildlife 

If you do encounter a bear or any other wildlife that could be a public safety concern you are asked to call the 24-hour Report-A-Poacher line at 1-800-642-3800.

Fish and Wildlife officials have been contacted.