Even The Bears Are Polite Canadians

Bear bells aren't necessarily the best idea, most experts recommend clapping / yelling every minute or so instead.

Bears don't really associate bells with humans/other animals, whereas they do associate yelling, clapping, talking, or breaking branches with humans.

There is some debate as to the effectiveness, so it's really a personal choice for what you want to believe, but people should be aware they aren't guaranteed to help.

Aside from that, if you're hiking in bear country, definitely bring bear spray (which has proven effective in reducing the severity of bear attacks) and preferably travel in groups (4+ or 6+ is mandatory for some trails near me).

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