BC boasts one of the highest populations of black bears in the world with their numbers being somewhere between 120 and 150 thousand animals. Pretty much all of BC is considered “bear country” with bears inhabiting everything from the coastal forests, through to the interior grasslands. From north to south and east to west in this province you’ll have a chance to see black bears.
Since we typically locate our homes, city, ranches and farms in prime bear habitat, it stands to reason that there will be an opportunity for conflict with these animals. Calls to the Conservation Officer Reporting Line regarding bear conflicts and bear sightings can number anywhere from 14,000 to 25,000 calls in a year