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 an advisory, noting the incident had spurred a closure of Highway 40 south of winter gate.

The cyclist wasn’t injured.


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Officials noted that while there is an advisory in effect for the area, bears can be encountered anywhere in the Kananaskis region at any time.

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In the advisory, Alberta Parks also offered some tips to help avoid surprise encounters with bears, including making plenty of noise, travelling in groups, keeping your pet on a leash and carrying bear spray.

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