Metro Vancouver is urging caution about a bear seen in the area of the Seymour Valley Trailway and Rice Lake Loop.
“Please use caution when in the area, limit attractants and do not leave bags unattended. The Seymour Valley Trailway, Rice Lake Loop, Lynn Connector and Circuit 8 are now all open,” Metro Vancouver said in an advisory.
“Bears are now active and their movements are often dictated by food supplies. Bears are not picky eaters and will rarely pass up a meal even if it means going near humans to get it. Bears that become comfortable near people can be more dangerous to humans or may be destroyed.”
To keep bears wild and visitors safe, never feed a bear, do not leave any garbage or unattended food, clean up garbage and food immediately, and use bear-proof bins.
Never approach a bear. If you see a bear, stay back 100 metres. If you encounter a bear, stay calm and slowly back away.
Negative bear-human interactions may result in closure of some areas of the park.
The Seymour Valley Trailway will be undergoing repairs at 4-5 km until the end of July. Only one lane will be open while crews are working. The section will be unpaved gravel until the end of July. Please obey traffic controllers and be prepared to dismount in work zones.
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