Bear safety and awareness - Aug15

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  • Date
    Thursday, 15 August, 2019
  • Time
    From 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm UTC
  • Organizer
    MEC North Vancouver
  • Price
    Free
  • Address
    Mountain Equipment Co-op North Vancouver
    212 Brooksbank Ave
    North Vancouver, BC

If you hike, bike, camp or run in bear country, check out this free bear safety clinic. It’s full of tips and advice for anyone who plays outside, and was created with help from experts at Parks Canada.

Skill level: beginner

Format: knowledge-based, small group class

You’ll learn

· Black bears vs. grizzly bears, and how to tell them apart

· What to do if you see a bear

· Where you’re at risk of encountering a bear

· Bear behaviour

· How to avoid bears

· Bear spray and other tools to keep you safe

Important notes

The advice we give in this clinic is a guideline, but MEC is not liable for the information provided.

Who’s teaching the clinic?

Our clinics are taught by friendly MEC staffers who are ready to answer any questions and share all the stuff they love about being outside. Everyone’s welcome!