No Stopping Zone Introduced on Trans-Canada Highway to Protect Feeding Bears
Too focused on getting the picture she wants, this woman doesn’t notice how close the bear has gotten. Photo: Fox NewsThere is now a section of the Trans-Canada Highway that has a no-stopping zone in order to protect bears feeding along the roadway. The 10 km stretch of road runs from the Alberta-British Columbia border to the town of Fields, BC. It is in place to ensure that the bears have room to feed along the road without motorists stopping to take photos and potentially get too close to the bears.
The closure began after drivers spotted a white bear feeding along the roadway causing traffic jams as they took pictures. The bear was spotted earlier in the spring in Banff National Park and has since moved west into Yoho National Park. Similar measures have also been put in place in Jasper National Park. These safety measures will be in place until at least July 9th in order to protect the bears, as well as unsuspecting tourists trying to get a close-range picture.
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