Dale and Jessica Boshoff moved to Canada from Australia to live in the mountains, but they never imagined the most memorable part of the trip would be an encounter with a bear.
The Boshoffs were hiking with a friend on Mount Rundle near Canmore, when five minutes into their adventure, they came face to face with a grizzly.
A couple of minutes after the initial encounter, Dale started recording it on his smartphone.
In the video, he can be heard talking to the bear.
“Stay there bear-y, don’t follow us, don’t come toward us,” Dale tried to convince the grizzly. “I don’t want to use my bear spray.”
“Before I took my phone out, I was worried in the beginning, but then after a while I got a calming feel, like he’s not really interested in us. He just wants to use the path and we’re in the way,” Dale said.