Canadian Bear Spray

Canadian Bear Spray

For nature lovers north of the border

You want to explore the Canadian wilderness knowing you’re safe, which is why finding the best bear spray available can help give you the confidence you’re looking for. SABRE is the #1 brand trusted by police and consumers worldwide and is also the manufacturer of Frontiersman® Bear Spray and SABRE WILD® Bear Spray.


When scrolling through our bear spray products, you'll notice two brands available in Canada: Frontiersman XTRA 1.0% and SABRE WILD MAX.

Depending on your retailer preference and location in Canada, you will find either brand. You can venture confidently with either Frontiersman XTRA or SABRE WILD MAX since both formulations come with the same quality SABRE is committed to giving customers.

Frontiersman XTRA 1.0% and SABRE WILD MAX offer:
  • 31% more heat (1.00% capsaicin)
  • 36% more spray per burst
  • 160% further range (9-10.5 meters)

Located in the United States? Shop our Frontiersman® Bear Spray.


At SABRE, your safety is our #1 priority. We have issued a voluntary recall on some canisters of FRONTIERSMAN, FRONTIERSMAN XTRA, SABRE WILD, and SABRE WILD MAX Bear Spray. These canisters contain BOTH A YELLOW NOZZLE AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING EXPIRATION DATES - 3/2024, 4/2024*, 8/2024, 9/2024, 10/2024, 11/2024, 12/2024.

*if purchased from MEC

Benefits Frontiersman Bear spray offers includes:

Excellent Stopping Power
High-strength formulas guaranteed via in-house High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) laboratory.
Frontiersman and SABRE WILD both offer 0.857% capsaicin, plus 0.753% related capsaicinoids.
Frontiersman XTRA and SABRE WILD MAX both offer 1.00% capsaicin, plus 0.84% related capsaicinoids.

Greater Protection
A 5-10.6 meter range to allow substantial distance between you and a bear.

Field tested and proven effective by the Elmendorf Air Force Base (Elmendorf, AK) and Brown Bear Resources (Missoula, MT).

Massive Protective Barrier
High emission system releases large protective barrier of up to 32g (1.13 oz) per 1-second burst quickly to provide optimal protection between you and the charging bear.

Immediately Accessible
Hip & chest holster do not have cumbersome straps to restrict immediate access to your canister or scare the bear; Glow-in-the Dark safety wedge help locate spray in the dark.

Black Bear Encounter

Wildlife Photographer, Curtis Matishwyn, encounters a black bear and uses SABRE Wild Max Bear Spray. Watch the video below to learn what to do when you encounter a bear.

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What would you do if you were approched or attacked by a bear?

(Psst: Your response should be different for black bears and brown bears.) Watch the video for bear safety advice you won't want to miss.


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