There are three different types of bear in Canada , the black bear, the grizzly bear, and the polar bear. The first three can be found all over Canada , from the peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the suburbs of major cities.
The black bear is not always black. In fact, it has been found in every shade between black, brown and white (not albino). Black bears are probably the one you are most likely to run into while walking down a trail.
Bears primarily eat vegetation and it is only really the grizzly bear, so called because of its colour not its attitude, that eat meat. Grizzlies have perfected the art of salmon fishing and can be found in rivers catching their dinner in northern British Columbia and the Yukon.
Bears do not often attack people but attacks do occur when a bear is surprised, threatened or frightened.
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