Lions Bay is situated on a mountainside, surrounded by forest with several rivers feeding into the beautiful Howe Sound. This surrounding area is well suited for wildlife and is home to many species in addition to bears. In 2011 Lions Bay received its Bear Smart accreditation from the Ministry of Environment, and we are committed to reducing human contact with wildlife.
Understanding and respecting the importance of keeping wildlife wild helps keep residents safe and allows us all to to enjoy the splendour of where we live. Large predators seek smaller prey, so it's important we do not provide attractants or shelter for wildlife in, or around our homes.
Brochures with information about species and how to reduce contact and conflict are available at WildSafeBC - Brochures.