A dog has died after being attacked by a wolf at the Bulkley Valley Nordic Centre in Smithers.
BC Conservation Officers say it happened on Wednesday as a skier and his dog were on the trails.
They say a wolf came out and attacked the dog and then took off. A second wolf then followed the skier from a distance.
BC Conservation Officer Service’s Cam Schlay says the wolf attacked because it saw the dog as a threat.
Schlay says the skier did nothing wrong in this freak incident.
The Pooch Paradise and Pine Creek Trail, located in the lower portion of the Nordic Centre, will be closed for the next few days as conservation officers determine the wolves won’t pose a threat to anymore skiers and their pets.
Shclay says while this incident is rare, he says bringing bear spray could help protect you and others if an animal tries to attack.