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Posted on: November 13, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Elk Warning

Elk Warning

WHAT: Female elk displaying defensive behaviour.

WHERE: Tunnel Mountain trails and the area surrounding and including the Banff Centre

WHY: Female elk have aggressively charged people in defense of their space.

  • Stay 30 meters away from all elk;
  • Keep your distance from wildlife, give them the space they need;
  • Walk on open roads rather than forest trails to avoid stumbling upon females elk or calves;
  • Keep children within arm’s reach and always keep dogs on a leash;
  • Travel in groups and carry a walking stick, pepper spray or umbrella.

Please report all elk sightings in town to Banff Dispatch: 403.762.1470

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