Grizzly bear charges cyclist in Kananaskis Country, prompts closure – Calgary |

Alberta Parks has issued a warning to the public after they say a cyclist was charged by a grizzly bear in the Kananaskis region.

On May 12, Alberta Parks issued a lawsuit, noting that the incident had led to the closure of Highway 40 south of the Winter Gate.

The cyclist was not injured.

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Officials noted that although there is a council in force for the area, bears can be found anywhere in the Kananaskis region at any time.

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In counseling, Alberta Parks also offered some tips for avoiding surprising encounters with bears, including making a lot of noise, traveling in groups, keeping your pet on a leash, and carrying bear spray.

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