Alberni Valley Bear Smart Community Program

Every year hundreds, and in some years over a thousand, bears are destroyed as a result of conflicts between people and bears. In rare instances, people are also injured or even killed as a result of these conflicts. Most of these problems begin when people allow bears to access non-natural food sources such as garbage.

Learn how to be more Bear Smart by reviewing the following resources and implementing the recommendations.

Bear Smart - Province of British Columbia City of Port Alberni Bear Smart Community Brochure

Wild Safe BC has completed the Bear Hazard Assessment for Bamfield and Anacla. Check out the following links for full details:

Bamfield and Anacla Bear Hazard Assessment

Bear Hazard Assessment presentation

avbs logo To report a bear encounter where public safety is at risk call the Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-RAPP (7277)

For information on:

  • The Ministry of Environment Bear Smart Community Program
  • How to Bear Proof Your Property
  • How to Become a Volunteer with the Alberni Valley Bear Smart Committee