Despite very few bear sightings in Kapuskasing, the MNRF is asking the community to be cautious.

A Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Spokesperson says as fall rolls around the lake, forests, hiking trails or even campsites should still be treated as a bear’s natural habitat.

The spokesperson says prepare yourself for any encounters by planning any trips with safety in mind.

They say teaching your kids how to avoid attracting a bear, as well as how to properly store your food is a big step in securing your safety.

If you see a bear you can call the Bear Wise reporting line at 1-866-514-2327 and for further tips checkout below:

Be Bear Wise and Avoid Bear Encounters

Be Bear Wise and Keep Your Cottage Safe from Bears

Be Bear Wise while Camping