Bear Stalks Family Along Hiking Trail in Whistler

A young family recorded a scary encounter with a bear during a hiking trip in Whistler, in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

This footage, filmed by Brighton Peachey, shows a bear stalking the family along a hiking path. Peachey can be heard saying “do not run” to her child and husband who are walking slowly away from the animal.

The couple then shouts and waves their arms in an attempt to scare the bear off.

In an Instagram post Peachey said, “We later learned they’ve had to close this area multiple times because of this bears increasing aggressive behavior”.

“This was scarier than the time I was mock charged by a bear because I had my kids with me & felt helpless. The bear was not intimidated by us at all, he just kept following us.”

According to news reports the bear eventually trailed off and never became aggressive towards the family. Credit: Brighton Peachey via Storyful

Video transcript

BRIGHTON PEACHEY: OK, he's following you, babe. Hey, bear! Hey, bear! Hey!

- Hey, bear!

BRIGHTON PEACHEY: Do not run. Hey, bear!

- Go by mom.

- [INAUDIBLE].

BRIGHTON PEACHEY: Hey, bear!

- Hey, bear! Hey!

BRIGHTON PEACHEY: Holy shit, he's following us.

- Go!

BRIGHTON PEACHEY: Hey!

- Home!

BRIGHTON PEACHEY: Hey!

- No!

BRIGHTON PEACHEY: Go home!

- Go!

BRIGHTON PEACHEY: Hey!

- Go! Go!

BRIGHTON PEACHEY: OK.

- OK. You guys, go up there.

- Oh, come on.

BRIGHTON PEACHEY: Don't run. Do not run.

- Can we play dead yet?

BRIGHTON PEACHEY: Hey! Hey! Hey!

- Can we play dead now? Can we play dead?

BRIGHTON PEACHEY: Griffin, walk faster please.

- OK.

BRIGHTON PEACHEY: Hey, bear!

- He doesn't want to bother us, but we don't want to get very close.

BRIGHTON PEACHEY: Hey!

- Why?

BRIGHTON PEACHEY: Hey!

- What happens [INAUDIBLE]?

- This is not a time for you to [INAUDIBLE]. Stay in front of me.

BRIGHTON PEACHEY: --following us.

- He's been following us up the trail. Has no intention of--

- Can we give him--

BRIGHTON PEACHEY: Hey, bear! Hey!

- We shouldn't have done that.

- You wanted to see a bear.

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