All of the Tri-Cities - as well as Anmore and Belcarra - is bear country, especially this time of year, so if you're visiting local trails or walking on rural roads, it's best to take precautions.
Here are some tips:
walk with a partner or with a group
make noise to let the bear know you are coming
keep your dogs leashed
If you do encounter a bear, stay calm. Stop and back up slowly. Never approach a bear.
Call 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP) to report a problem bear.