I see more than 5 bears a weekend when I am up in whistler biking for the weekend.
but the only time i have actually stumbled across a bear out in the wilderness was when my brother, my dad and I were backpacking a portion of the wonderland trail in rainier national park. She was just standing on the trail about 45 feet ahead of us and scurried off when we made some noise. Later on in the trip we heard some loud rustling in a nearby bush but nothing was there. when we turned the corner, there was some fresh bear droppings on the trail right next to the bush. That trip was a blast