Clockwise from top left: Alissa Plouffe of Cowansville, Que., shares this photo of a bear cub standing in a pine tree in Cranbrook, B.C. “Mother bear and her second cub were observing from a nearby tree,” says Alissa.; Brenda Cairns of Gilbert Plains, Man., sent along this cute pic of a mother bear and her three cubs—which were all different colours—in Riding Mountain National Park, Man. “It was a wonderful experience to see them up close,” says Brenda.; Tony Joyce of Port Moody, B.C., captured this awesome shot of a family of black bears crossing the road to reach a blueberry field in Coquitlam, B.C.