Bear spray doesn’t help much if it’s at the bottom of your pack or if you don’t know how you use it. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News) Bear spray doesn’t help much if it’s at the bottom of your pack or if you don’t know how you use it. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)

Bear spray doesn’t help much if it’s at the bottom of your pack or if you don’t know how you use it. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News) Bear spray doesn’t help much if it’s at the bottom of your pack or if you don’t know how you use it. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)

Wildlife Awareness and Safe use of Bear Spray Workshop in Fernie

Saturday September 18th at 10 am at the Fernie Info Centre on Highway 3

WildSafeBC is celebrating their sixth Annual BC Goes Wild September 2021.

Come along and learn how to respond to wildlife encounters and get hands on experience using inert bear spray (like the real thing but without the sting of the pepper). The safest wildlife encounter is one prevented.

Having bear spray accessible and knowing how to use it will give you the confidence to do the right thing. Stay calm, assess the situation, respond accordingly and not give in to the instinct to run, which can trigger the chase instinct.

Bear spray has been determined to be an effective deterrent that can reduce injury and potentially safe your life. Like a seat belt, it should be considered essential safety equipment when travelling in wildlife country.

If you can’t make our workshop, visit our website and do our free e learning course Bear Safety and Recreation and watch our How to Use Bear Spray Video, https://wildsafebc.com/learn/courses-and-training/.

Free of charge. For more information contact the WildSafeBC Coordinator, fernie@wildsafebc.com