By Cathy Ellis, for the Calgary Herald

BANFF – Banff’s most famous grizzly bear and her three yearling cubs were tossed meat by tourists from a commercial tour van in a dangerous and misguided bid to lure the animals closer for a photo.

Parks Canada officials say they received a report of people in a van owned by B.C.-based Bestcan Tours throwing food to grizzly bear 64 and her cubs along Vermilion Lakes Drive on July 25.