Ideally, we can avoid bear encounters. First and foremost, we want to prevent  bears from entering our space by reducing attractants. For example, we need to dispose of fish guts properly, and only put  garbage out on the morning of garbage pick up. But some bear encounters are inevitable.

In three short videos, Haisla Nation Council Bear Aware Coordinator Kim Vroon, talks about defensive and predatory bears, the difference between them, and how to deal with each type.

And don’t get scared! Defensive bears are the most common type of bear you will encounter.  Predatory bears are extremely rare.


If you have any questions, contact Kim Vroon at, or 250-639-9361 Extension 203