Bear sighting are not unusual in the Greater Sudbury area. It is important to understand bear behaviour and what steps you can take to avoid human-bear encounters.

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Bear Encounters


The City of Greater Sudbury maintains a Report-a-Bear map of bear sightings to determine patterns and intensity of bear sightings. We will not respond to bear sightings submitted through Report-a-Bear. Add your bear sighting to the map below:

  1. Fill out the online form.
  2. Call 705-674-4455 extension BEAR (2327) and leave a message.
  3. Send an email with your bear sighting information to Include location, date, how many bears and any other relevant information.

Your sighting will be displayed on the map below within a day or two of being reported. Your name, address and contact information will not be made public.

Report-a-Bear Map

View larger, interactive map.

Locations may not be precise. 

Most recent bear sightings (last 7 days):

Monday Monday        Tuesday Tuesday       Wednesday Wednesday
Thursday Thursday      Friday Friday          Weekend  Weekend

  Sightings reported more than a week ago. Older Bear Sighting