Bear safety and awareness

  • Date
    Saturday, 18 April, 2020
  • Time
    From 03:30 pm to 04:30 pm PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Vancouver
  • Price
  • Address
    MEC Vancouver
    111 2nd Ave East
    Vancouver, BC

As you are aware, the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, and further restrictions on events and gatherings have been instituted by provincial governments across the country. The health and safety of our participants, staff and partners is our top priority. At this time, several health agencies are recommending the cancellation of large gatherings and the practice of social distancing.  We are taking precautionary steps to lessen the public health risk associated with COVID-19 in Canada and are cancelling MEC clinics and events until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but hope you understand why we came to this decision.

Registered participants who have paid for registration will have entry fees refunded. 

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!


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