Parks Canada warning tourists to stay back from wildlife

A tourist is seen getting too close to a bear (left) in Banff National Park in this still image taken from video. (Credit: Ray Blanchard)

By Taline McPhedran, CTV News, July 2, 2017 

As many Canadians spend this long weekend visiting national parks, Parks Canada is reminding people to stay away from animals.

Especially since videos and pictures of people standing unbelievably close to wild animals are becoming more common.

In late June, a wildlife photographer captured a tourist walking up to a bear behind a bush in Banff National Park to take a close-up picture.

“I was thinking, ‘Whoa! I better tape this,’” said Ray Blanchard. “I was waiting for the bear to come out of the bush.”

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