Management in Action

Bears in the mountain national parks

Our relationship with bears has changed over time, with both good and bad results. Today, we work with partners from around the world to be leaders in bear management, finding solutions—both simple and complex—to protect both bears and people in our mountain parks.

Protecting bear zones

Parks Canada is working to restore, connect and protect spaces that meet a bear’s needs in the Mountain National Parks.


Bear Guardians provide information to visitors about bears and how to view them respectfully and safely.


Canada’s mountain national parks have long been at the forefront of research, involvement and innovation.


What is aversive conditioning? Become an expert in bear management lingo with the help of these quick definitions.

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