The Conservation Officer Service has reopened the Squamish Estuary trail network following a two-week closure to protect both the public and a sow and her yearling foraging in the area.
The trail network was initially closed following two separate surprise attacks involving individuals and the bears on Thursday, November 3. No further activity or conflicts have been reported since the closure, says the District of Squamish.
“Please use extra caution if recreating through the area, consider travelling in pairs or groups, and be sure to make as much noise as possible to avoid surprising wildlife. Most importantly, as per the BC Wildlife Act, the public is reminded that all dogs MUST be on leash in designated Wildlife Management Areas,” says the District.
To report any wildlife sightings or encounters to the Conservation service, call the Hotline at 1.877.952.7277.