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Greater Sudbury

Report-a-Bear

BearReport-a-Bear is set up as a way for residents to share bear sightings within Greater Sudbury. This map is for information only, not for reporting emergencies. 

There are two types of bear encounters: An emergency encounter and a non-emergency encounter. 

If a bear poses an immediate threat to personal safety, call 9-1-1.

Examples of emergency encounters when a bear:

  • enters a school yard while school is in session;
  • enters or tries to enter a home;
  • wanders into a public gathering;
  • kills pets or livestock;
  • or stalks people and lingers at the site. 

For non-emergency encounters all the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Bear Wise reporting line at 1-866-514-2327 if you wish to report a bear sighting and you require information about bear encounters.

Examples of non-emergency encounters when a bear is:

  • roaming around, checking garbage cans;
  • breaking into a shed where garbage or food is stored;
  • in a tree;
  • pulling down a bird feeder or knocking over a barbecue;
  • or moving through a backyard or field but is not lingering. 

OR

You can use the City’s Report-a-Bear web feature and share local bear sightings information.

There are three ways you can add your bear sighting to the map below:

  1. Fill out the form.
  2. Call (705) 674-4455 ext. BEAR (2327) and leave a message.
  3. Send an email with your bear sighting information to bear@greatersudbury.ca. Please let us know where you saw the bear, what day/time you saw it, how many were there and any other pertinent information you can think of.

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

The City of Greater Sudbury will not respond to bear sightings submitted through Report-a-Bear. The information will be used by City staff to determine patterns and intensity of bear sightings.

For more information about what to do if you see a bear or how to minimize human-bear interactions, please visit the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry's Bear Wise website.


Report-a-Bear Map

Most recent bear sightings (last 7 days):

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