Ursus & Us: Bear Day

Event Date:
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Pothole Park, Invermere [In the event of truly inclement weather, this event will be postponed to a later date]

1720 4th Avenue, Invermere

There’s no denying bears are a part of life in the Columbia Valley. Join us at our annual, family-friendly bear awareness day with fun activities, workshops and displays. Chat with local wildlife experts, learn how to keep bears wild and stay safe in bear country with hands-on bear spray lessons. Sample some of Kicking Horse Coffee’s Grizzly Claw blend, and enter to win some draw prizes.

Celebrate the amazing animals that roam our local landscape at this FREE EVENT! 

Time: noon – 3pm

Participating groups include Wildsight InvermereWildSafeBC, BC Conservation Officer Service, District of InvermereInvermere Public Library and Black Star Studios and KIcking Horse Coffee 

Also part of Ursus & Us is the photographic presentation on Friday evening, June 15, 7pm at DTSS by John E. Marriott, one of Canada’s premier professional wildlife and nature photographers. Get inspired about bears and other wild animals through John’s exceptional photographic vision and share his passion for all things WILD. View the event here.

More info on our Wildsight Invermere branch, click HERE.

Ursus& Us 2017: Greg Kruger, BC Conservation Officer, beside Floyd Sam and Andrea Smillie (holding grizzly skull) of WildSafeBC, shows the McRobbie family the live trap he uses to deal with bear conflicts, at the Ursus & Us / Bear Awareness Day, organized by Wildsight Invermere at Pothole Park in downtown Invermere.