The victim suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, the Conservation Officer Service said, and he was transported to the hospital in Prince George.
The 17-year-old sprang into action after the bear swiped at her dogs from the fence outside her California home.
Alberta Fish and Wildlife said Sunday that officers captured and "positively identified the grizzly bear responsible for the fatal attack" on a woman in Water Valley on May 25.
Alberta Fish and Wildlife is warning about a "suspected" fatal bear attack that happened southwest of Water Valley on Tuesday.
"It sounds like the bear was food conditioned, human habituated," said Conservation Officer Service Sgt. Dean Miller.
The B.C. Conservation Officer Service said the girl was walking along the Rice Lake loop with her family around 3 p.m. when the incident happened.
Wildlife conflict biologist Janine Wilmot said while all interactions between humans and bears are dangerous, some are more risky than others.
A Manitoba woman who was hit in the face by a bear while running at Riding Mountain National Park this week says the attack won’t put an end to her love of hiking through the park.
One woman was knocked over, while the other was bitten in the arm. Both have been released from hospital.