Learn essential wildlife awareness and use of bear-spray skills with wildlife expert & WildSafeBC Coordinator, Kathy Murray.
Free, all welcome.
Meet outside the Fernie Info Centre on Highway 3.
Come along and learn how to respond to wildlife encounters and get hands on experience using inert bear spray (like the real thing but without the sting of the pepper). The safest wildlife encounter is one prevented. Having bear spray accessible and knowing how to use it will give you the confidence to do the right thing (stay calm, assess the situation and respond accordingly) and not give in to the instinct to run (which can trigger the chase instinct). Like wearing your seat belt, if used properly, bear spray could help save your life and should be considered essential safety equipment when travelling in wildlife country