It’s June — what are Black Bears up to?

Planning a visit and wondering whether you’ll see a Black Bear? Tune in to our monthly Black Bear feature where our ecologists let you know common bear behaviour for the month or season.

Love is in the air in June for some Black Bears!

It’s mating season, which runs from about mid-May through July.

It’s more important than ever to practice bear safety throughout your visit!

Here’s what our bears are up to this month:

Continue reading It’s June — what are Black Bears up to?

How to be a Bear Wise visitor

Black Bears live across Ontario in forested areas where they can find enough food, shelter, and denning sites. Our provincial parks are their home, and over 90% of our parks are in bear country.

A safe bear sighting during one of your adventures with Ontario Parks can be a lasting memory. Educating yourself about bears before your visit is important and the mark of a responsible park visitor.

We want to share space with bears, keeping our human visitors and all our wildlife residents safe.

If you’re planning a visit, here are some important safety tips about Black Bears:

Continue reading How to be a Bear Wise visitor