They may become aggressive or dependent.
Wildlife attracted to roads are often killed by cars.
In picnic areas or campgrounds do not leave
food and garbage, it attracts trouble.
Beware of wild
life on roads
Pull over to view wildlife.
Give bears space, you are in their territory.
Take precautions in wild areas & parks,
keep dogs on a leash.
you FACE A BEAR OR COUGAR
Pick up small children, face the animal
and retreat slowly.
Do NOT RUN or play dead.
IF the animal is threatening, act aggressive;
shout, wave a stick, throw a rock.
Wildlife and thousands of visitors
must share these coastal ecosystems,
so please do not disturb living plants or wildlife.
NOTE: Aggressive encounters with wildlife
VERY rare, and usually occur when humans corner an animal. Please
give all animals plenty of space.
1-800-663-9453 BC Conservation Officer (Wildlife)
when the surf is high
Enjoy the storm waves from a safe distance only.
Do not venture on rocky headlands or beaches.
Beach logs are especially hazardous.
when the ocean SEEMS calm
Never turn your back on the ocean.
When on rocks never approach the waters edge.
Observe beaches before hiking,
they may flood suddenly.
Ocean and weather conditions
can change very quickly.
Beware dangerous rip currents & cold water.
Even in warm weather,
avoid deep water swimming.
aware then PREPARE
Know the day's weather forecast,
tides & sea conditions.
Dress & equip yourself
for the weather & your activity.
Watch for warning signs
Local weather: 250-726-3415
to BC Weather Office
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve Information