The Cat Lake recreation sites and lake have been closed indefinitely as of today, May 27, by the Conservation Officer Service and Recreation Sites and Trails BC.
The site has been closed due to the presence of an aggressive bear. This bear is actively seeking food from campers and entering tents to acquire it.
“Please avoid the area at all times. We will update when new information is available,” district says.
To find alternate camping locations, please visit squamish.ca/camping. The District reminds people to use bear-aware camping practices.
People are being reminded to always secure food and garbage and to never keep food in their tent. The District of Squamish and Conservation Officer Service are also urging Squamish residents to take extra steps in securing attractants, specifically garbage and organics totes, to protect a sow and her two cubs in the district.
The family unit is covering large distances between Loggers East and Garibaldi Estates in search of food. As the sow is being protective of her cubs and their current non-natural food sources, she may display defensive behaviour.