Bears In Area by Tyler Brown | Jun 13, 2014 | News | 3 comments There is a family of black bears in the area at Mont Ste Marie. Please be cautious in your travels. If you are uncertain of the proper course of action should you encounter a bear, please view this information: Bear Encounters 3 Comments Danick Archambault on June 17, 2014 at 9:32 pm I will be up in Lac Sainte-Marie for the first time, renting a cottage for one week next week with my wife and kids. I was looking forward in riding the trails, but with this message, should I be worried…???! I usualy ride with buddies so am usually not to concerned about riding in wilderness but next week, no buddies with me…Also, I ride in the laurentians north of Montreal near Val-David, bears are not really an issue there…Let me know if bears are really an issue at MSM! Reply tyler on June 18, 2014 at 10:42 am Bears are really no more an issue at MSM than in the Laurentians. We haven’t had problems with encounters, but a family has been seen in the area. Anytime you are out in the wilderness you should be aware of the possibility of encountering wildlife. Makes me think of the time I came face to face with a cougar in Gatineau park! Reply Matt on June 20, 2014 at 1:42 pm Bear bell on the seat post is a cheap way to let wildlife know you’re in the area. Wouldn’t be worried at MSM though. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.