Alberta Parks closes popular skiing area due to grizzly and cubs

A popular backcountry skiing area in Kananaskis has been closed indefinitely due to a grizzly bear and her three cubs roaming in the vicinity and potentially denning for the winter.

Last Wednesday (Nov. 21), the Black Prince area in K-Country was closed after Alberta Parks noticed one of its collared grizzlies, bear 94, was in the area with three cubs, looking to set up a den site.

John Paczkowski, park ecologist for Kananaskis Country, confirmed on Tuesday (Nov. 27) the 11-year-old mother is still moving around and the area will remain closed until further notice. Read the full story at the Rocky Mountain Outlook.