Alberta Park Closed After Bear Attacks Empty Tent

People exploring Banff National Park in Alberta, will not be allowed to access a stretch of it along Lake Minnewanka until August after a bear ended up in a backcountry campground, according to Global News.

According to Parks Canada’s website, the closure was put into effect on Tuesday (July 10) afternoon.

“A bear damaged an unoccupied tent at a backcountry campground,” reads a statement, which did not specify what type of bear.

The closure impacts the Minnewanka Lakeshore trail “and vicinity” from Stewart Canyon to the Banff National Park’s east boundary. It includes the Aylmer Pass trail. Meanwhile, all campgrounds along Lake Minnewanka are closed.

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