Brown Bears (Ursa arctos) and Black Bears (Ursa americanus) are frequently seen along the Chilkoot Trail. It is the responsibility of hikers to properly store food and know how to safety travel in bear country. The park recommends that all hikers watch the 20 minute bear safety film at the Chilkoot Trail Center.
- Bear identification: black bears vs. brown bears
- How to safely use bear spray
- Parks Canada Bear Safety information