Canoe Camping: Bear Safety

Knowing bear safety is an important part of canoe camping when you’re in bear territory. Here are some tips to keep in mind…

Canoe Camping: Bear Safety

Chances are if you’re canoeing and camping in Canada, Alaska or forested areas in the continental US, you’ll be in bear territory, even as far south as Florida. Major canoeing areas like the Boundary Waters and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail are definitely bear country.

As our friends at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources say:

“The best way to avoid bear problems is to not attract them in the first place.”