Are you Bear Aware?

May 2, 2018

Bears have recently been spotted at Riverview. Please ensure that you use caution while on the property.

The BC Conservation Foundation reminds us that the best encounter with a bear is no encounter.

To reduce your chances of a bear encounter:

  • Make noise and talk loudly as you walk
  • Do not wear headphones
  • Avoid secluded or isolated areas

If you do encounter a bear:

  • Remain calm. Face the bear, without making eye contact, and slowly back away
  • Avoid running or sudden movements

Safety tips

  • Keep young children close to you at all times
  • Keep your pets on a leash at all times
  • Never approach or feed a bear

The BC Conservation Office Service (COS) handles all issues regarding bears. To report any issues you may encounter please contact BC COS at 1-877-952-7277.