Wolf kills dog, stalks skier near Smithers, B.C.

Conservation officers say a wolf attacked and killed a dog on a cross-country ski trail near Smithers, Wednesday, and then tracked the dog's owner back to the parking lot.

Bulkley Valley Nordic Centre ski trails are closed until further notice

The Bulkley Valley Cross Country Ski Club says wolf sightings aren't common on its ski trails near Smithers, B.C. (Dawn Villella/Associated Press)

Conservation officers say a wolf attacked and killed a dog on a cross-country ski trail near Smithers, B.C., Wednesday and then tracked the dog's owner back to the parking lot.

"It's not something that we really like to see on our ski trails, that's for sure," said Daryl Wilson, president of the Bulkley Valley Nordic Centre, where the attack happened. 

Wilson said the man whose dog was attacked is a caretaker for the centre and was out for a quick ski. 

The trails aren't open for the season yet because there isn't enough snow, he said, and they will remain closed until he gets more information from conservation officers. 

Wilson said the trails are popular with dog owners. 

"We do have other animals around there and stuff but this is the first time I've heard of wolves on our trails," Wilson said. 

The Conservation Officer Service said on Facebook that it is investigating.

The skier wasn't injured.