Things to Know About Whistler's Bears
Welcome to Whistler, home of world-class skiing, epic mountain biking, and two species of bear. Living here means living in harmony with wildlife. It’s not uncommon to see a bear in your yard or on one of Whistler’s many trails. We love our bears (both black and grizzly) and as a Whistler resident (temporary or permanent!) it is our shared responsibility to reduce human-bear conflicts. Since most people that move here haven't grown up in bear country, we've put together a guide to help understand bear behaviour and build up your natural reaction to them. Being informed, aware and prepared when spring rolls around can help prevent dangerous situations for humans and bears alike.