Bear with me while you sleep at Whistler…

Just after 5.30am on Tuesday 29 July, outside Westin Resort & Spa while most were sleeping, feeling safe and sound…

“… garbage bear, pretty tame. May break car windows if it’s bad …”

“… runs off at the sound of key jingles or bear bells …”

“… runs off at camera flashes, though some will charge at you …”

“… average of three bears are shot dead every year for entering people’s kitchens …”

“… it alone has enough power to rip off doors …”

Note: All quotes are courtesy of a local I spoke to, after seeing him throw a box to chase the bear away from some beer bottles.