Canadian Bear Spray

Canadian 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

For nature lovers north of the border.

You want to explore the Canadian wilderness knowing you’re safe, and finding the best bear spray available can help give you the confidence you’re after. Here are some of the reasons SABRE, manufacturer of Frontiersman® and SABRE WILD® Bear Spray, is the #1 brand trusted by police and consumers worldwide:

  • 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 
  • Proven: 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

So when you’re deciding where to buy bear spray for use in Canada, take the following concerns into account:

An HPLC guarantee means guaranteed heat
Pepper sprays and bear sprays have the potential to fail, and that's a risk you don't want to take. Frontiersman and SABRE pepper sprays undergo rigorous in-house High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) testing, to guarantee product strength and reduce this failure rate. SABRE tests all sprays in-house, providing the confidence you need when your safety is at stake.

Immediate access at night
You want to buy bear spray that features an easy locator, such as the SABRE WILD glow-in-the-dark safety wedge.

Brand authority
Our ISO 9001:2015 certification represents our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Our products are backed by more than four decades of experience leading the industry. SABRE also has an A+ BBB rating and is recognized by Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc, ANAB and UKAS Quality Management.

Safety in the wild
All SABRE Wild® and Frontiersman® Bear Spray formulations can be used safely in the wild when used according to the label directions.

Bear spray effectiveness
SABRE Frontiersman® and SABRE WILD® Bear Sprays have been field tested and proven successful by the Elmendor Air-Force Base in Alaska and Brown Bear Resources in Missoula, MT. 


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.

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?

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