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Garibaldi Park trail closes after aggressive black bear charges group of people

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BC Parks ranger staff have closed a popular trail in the Sea to Sky corridor after they received multiple reports of an aggressive black bear in the area.

On Saturday, Sept. 28, the park rangers received numerous reports of the bear in the Garibaldi Lake area of Garibaldi Park.

The bear reportedly bluff-charged a group of ten to 20 people and was acting aggressively at the Taylor Creek bridge near Garibaldi Lake.

"BC Parks park ranger staff closed the trail into Garibaldi Lake and called the Conservation Officer Service in to provide assistance," BC Parks said in a statement.

"BC Parks will maintain the area closure until COS determines the area is safe."

BC Parks ranger staff are in the process of contacting school groups and individuals with camping reservations to inform them of the closure.

This article originally appeared here.

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