Top 5 Best Places to See Black Bears

Bears are among the first animals that children learn to recognize.  To get an overview of where you can observe black bears, read on!

Where Do  Black Bears Live?

The American black bear can be found throughout North America from Canada to Mexico in at least 40 states of the USA.

The Best Places to See & Encounter Black Bears

Yellowstone  National Park, USA

Yellowstone National Park is the oldest and perhaps most famous national park in the USA. Black bears are most commonly seen in the northern part of the park along the road corridor from Elk Creek to Tower Falls.

Yosemite  National Park, USA

If you’re looking for megafauna in Yosemite National Park, it’s the black bears you should look out for. The largest mammal in the Sierra Nevada mountains, an adult male black bear usually weighs between 300 and 350 pounds.

Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

We’re spoiled.  Those of us who grew up in the rich wilderness of Vancouver Island see black bears constantly in their natural habitat.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA

According to park rangers, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is now home to 1,600 black bears, and the number is rising. That’s a lot of bears! However, there is no guarantee that you will see black bears during your visit.


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