Report-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.
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:
- Fill out the form.
- Call (705) 674-4455 ext. BEAR (2327) and leave a message.
- Send an email with your bear sighting information to email@example.com. 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.
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