An aggressive bear seen at the Lynn Headwater Regional Park has prompted the closure of the park.
Metro Vancouver closed the park yesterday.
Metro Vancouver has also shut down the Connector Trail between Lynn Headwaters Regional Park and the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve because of the aggressive bear.
The trail was shut down at the request of the Conservation Officer Service. The Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve has also been closed to the public.
Conservation Officers continue to search for a black bear that bit a 10-year-old girl at Rice Lake Park in North Vancouver.
It is suspected it was the same bear that bit the 10-year-old on Friday.
The girl was walking along a trail with her family on Friday afternoon when a bear approached them. As the family and a bystander tried to scare the bear away, the bear bit the girl. She was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The COS has received multiple sightings of a small black bear in the park. Discarded food and garbage have been noted by CO’s in the area. CO’s believe the bear is exhibiting signs it was food-conditioned and habituated to humans.
Meanwhile, Metro Vancouver is also warning about a bear sighting on the BCMC route on Grouse Mountain trail.