Banff National Park, Alberta
If you plan to spend time in the Canadian Rockies, and beautiful parks such as Banff or Jasper, you should take some time to learn about the regions largest mammal, the grizzly. Knowing the basics about grizzlies will help you protect yourself, the bears, and the knowledge will make your trip to the Canadian Rockies a learning experience.
Think of it as the National Geographic Channel, live.
In order to provide the best information bears (links to which you’ll find below) CanadianRockies.net partnered with the Eastern Slopes Grizzly Bear Project (ESGBP).
ESGBP was initiated in 1994 to address the urgent need for scientific information about the cumulative effect of human development and activities on grizzly bears in this area. The ESGBP actively promotes the application of this information in management and conservation contexts.
Canada’s Central Rockies Ecosystem (CRE), which includes Banff National Park and Alberta’s Kananaskis Country, is one of the most developed landscapes in North America where grizzly bears still survive.
Part of ESGBP’s mission is to make sure the information collected about this region’s bears – their status, the challenges they face, and what can be done to help them – is widely available. There is a range of information on this site – a vacationer will find fundamental information about grizzly bears to supplement a trip, and a grizzly bear researcher will find copies of most of the research papers we have published.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE FUTURE OF GRIZZLY BEARS!