Be Bear Aware in Metro Vancouver Regional ParksBe Bear Aware in Metro Vancouver Regional Parks<div class="ExternalClass7E630085463343AEAFBB25D3C048A706"><p>Metro Vancouver has precautions in place to guard against human-bear interactions after several reported sightings of black bears in areas such as Belcarra Regional Park.</p><p>Bears are now active and their movements are often dictated by food supplies; they will rarely pass up a meal even if it means going near humans to get it. Bears that become comfortable near people can be more dangerous to humans or may have to be destroyed.</p><p>To keep bears wild and visitors safe:</p><ul><li>Never feed a bear and do not leave any garbage or unattended food</li><li>Clean up garbage and food immediately; use bear-proof bins provided</li><li>Never approach a bear</li><li>Change your route or plans to avoid bears</li></ul><p>If you see a bear, stay back 100 metres. If you <em>encounter</em> a bear, stay calm and slowly back away. Negative bear-human interactions may result in closure of some areas of the park. Visitors should also comply with all posted signs and requests from park staff.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue45-bearaware.jpg2018-07-30T07:00:00ZGP0|#76d09df2-5a56-4714-9d4a-56a599fd2fd4;L0|#076d09df2-5a56-4714-9d4a-56a599fd2fd4|Issue 45;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassD1DF8DCE0F8C44F1972AFC1AEFCDC6A9"><p>​Metro Vancouver has precautions in place to guard against human-bear interactions after several reported sightings of black bears in areas such as Belcarra Regional Park.</p></div>0A bear raids a picnic basket at White Pine Beach