Bears & Wildlife

Family of four black bears at the edge of a forest.

Bear-proof your home and community

Every year an average of 35 bears are destroyed in Prince George when they become used to unnatural food sources like garbage or fruit grown in gardens.

Wildlife attractants

A $300 fine can be issued for keeping wildlife attractants such as fruit, bird feeders, or garbage accessible to bears and other wildlife. 

Set your garbage cart at the curb only between 4 a.m. and 7 p.m. on collection days. Failing to follow this bylaw regulation will result in a $100 fine. Keep your garbage secure at all other times.

Learn how to be Bear Smart:

Tips on how to be Bear Smart

Avoid human-bear conflicts by following a few simple tips.