All visitors, residents and business owners within the town of Banff know that it is a privilege to live within a national park. With that privilege comes a responsibility to keep people and wildlife safe.
Wildlife may be present within town as they move through the valley bottom searching for food, habitat and mates. They may also seek protection within town to avoid predators. Whatever the reason, we all must understand and take appropriate actions towards behaving responsibly around wildlife.
Your role in keeping yourself and wildlife safe
Ideally, we do not want large animals within the town of Banff but they can, and do, travel through town. If you see wildlife:
Wildlife such as elk, coyotes, ground squirrels, grizzly bears and wolves need to find their own natural food sources, not human foods. Do your part by ensuring you: