WIldSafeBC Elk Valley is also alerting the public to grizzly bear sightings along the Fairy Creek trail.
According to the wildlife group, the cougar was spotted in the off-leash dog park near the Elk River around 9:30 pm Thursday.
Friday morning, WildSafeBC says a grizzly were seen on the Fairy Creek trail about 300 meters away from the visitor centre.
As well, two bears were reportedly spotted eating a carcass on Fording River Road in Elkford Thursday night.
A group of a dozen people were allegedly standing by the two Elkford bears taking photos and videos.
WildSafeBC is urging the public to stay clear of any wildlife.
- David Opinko / with files from WildSafeBC Elk Valley