Any Cochranites looking to hit a hiking trail west of town should steer clear of the Plain of Six Glaciers Trail.
"Due to a grizzly bear and cub in the area, an area closure is in place for the Plain of Six Glaciers Trail." reads a statement from Parks Canada.
Located in Banff near Lake Louise, the popular trail will be closed until at least June 16, 2023.
"Violators may be charged under the Canada National Parks Act: maximum penalty $25 000."
To avoid a surprise encounter with a bear you are reminded to:
- make plenty of noise and travel in groups when hiking
- always be respectful of all wildlife and be aware of your surroundings look and listen for the signs of bears
- always keep your pet on a leash
- always carry bear spray and that it is easily accessible