Parks Canada is warning visitors to Banff National Park to stay away from parts of Lake Minnewanka after a bear tore through a backcountry campsite.

All trails and campgrounds along the northern shore of Lake Minnewanka, just northeast of the Banff townsite, have been closed until further notice after a bear trampled a tent at a campsite.

Lakeshore Trail and an area from Stewart Canyon to the Banff National Park Boundary, including the Aylmer Pass trail, have all been closed as a safety precaution.

Wandering into the shuttered areas comes with a maximum $25,000 fine.

Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park.

The closures come just days after the agency announced restricted access to a number of trails around the Lake Minnewanka during grizzly bear feeding season.

Last month a bear charged and attacked a hiker near the northeast corner of Lake Minnewanka and black bear activity caused closures in the Spray River East trail area.

Parks Canada provides an online list of all seasonal or emergency closures in Banff National Park.

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Bear causes closure of Lake Minnewanka trails and campgrounds

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