Keyhole Falls Trail closed indefinitely due to dangerous bear activity

May 11, 2017
Affected Communities: 
Electoral Area C, Resort Municipality of Whistler, Village of Pemberton

Bear sightings by members of the public, falls visitors and Innergex staff about unusual, aggressive and habituated behaviour have prompted provincial officials from Recreation Sites and Trails BC to close the Keyhole Hot Springs Trail.

This closure came into effect today, Thursday, May 11, 2017, and will extend indefinitely.

The following information is provided by Recreation Sites and Trails BC. We will update and post links to the Recreation Sites and Trails website when they are available.

Keyhole/Lilwatatkwa7 Hot Springs Trail is CLOSED indefinitely.
Location:Sea to Sky District, Km 42 Upper Lillooet FSR.

This public safety closure is due to the presence of at least four AGGRESSIVE BEARS in the hot springs area.

Food and garbage frequently left at the hot springs has taught these bears to obtain food from humans. These bears now directly associate food with people, are behaving aggressively, and are obtaining food from tents, and backpacks. In this type of situation bear attacks are VERY likely. Help us ensure your safety and the survival of these bears and DO NOT ENTER THE AREA.

Always be cautious and prepared for an encounter with bears when travelling in the wilderness.

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