The Banff Park Museum National Historic Site is closed for the winter, opening again to the public on Wednesday May 22, 2013.
Parks Canada Events Calendar 2013
Birthplace of Canada's national parks: Cave and Basin National Historic Site - May 17 - 20, 2013
We are inviting the world to come see Banff’s biggest story - the Birthplace of Canada`s National Parks! New programming, exhibits and hands on special events celebrate the legacy of The Cave and Basin National Historic Site and Parks Canada`s system of world renowned protected areas.
Events and activities
Banff’s Fourth-Annual ‘Performance in the Park’ - June 22, 2013
Welcomes Canadian Artists
Accompanied by Coeur de Pirate and Said The Whale
Performance in the Park’s outdoor concert will take place in the town of Banff’s scenic Cascade Gardens to a traditionally sold-out crowd.
Performance in the Park, produced in partnership with Parks Canada, The Banff Centre and Banff Lake Louise Tourism, was introduced in 2010 to celebrate the destination’s mountain heritage and the importance of protected places in Canada. As with previous years’ concerts, the event will see a portion of ticket sales going to the Banff Stewardship Fund which seeks to increase awareness of the significance and relevance of Banff National Park.
Serena Ryder, the soulful Canadian songstress and Juno Award-winning artist known for her powerful vocal range and hits like Stompa and Calling To Say, will be accompanied by French-Canadian artist Béatrice Martin, better known by fans as Coeur de Pirate, and Vancouver-based rock-indie band, Said The Whale, also recently nominated for a Juno Award for Best Alternative Album of the Year.
Gates open 2:00 p.m. Show starts 3:00 p.m.
Cascade Gardens • Parks Canada Administration Building • Banff
Adult $35 | Child $12.50
Banff Centre Box Office: 1-800-413-8368 or 403-762-6301
Canada Day - July 1st, 2013
What better place to connect to Canada’s history and heritage than a day spent in Banff National Park’s outdoors, heritage attractions, or activities and programs. Visit the Cave and Basin National Historic Site to see the Parks Canada Collection, a national program that brings the "best of" interpretation from across the Parks Canada system.
Parks Day - July 20, 2013
First celebrated in 1990, Canada's Parks Day is a national event, showcasing parks and historic sites in every province and territory in Canada. In Banff National Park. bring a picnic lunch, roll out your blanket and show off your favourite teddy bear at the annual Teddy Bear Picnic or follow in the footsteps of Norman Bethune Sanson and enjoy a moderately strenuous hike to the tope of Sulphur Mountain.
Lake Louise Fall Festival - September 1 - October 7, 2013
Feast your eyes on the changing colours of the forest and enjoy unique activities, events, programs and outdoor recreation to celebrate the season.
Culture Days - September 27 - 29, 2013
Parks Canada presents the Parks Canada Collection, a national program that brings "best of" interpretation from across the Parks Canada system to the Cave and Basin NHS while celebrating the Parks Canada story, past, present and future.
Parks Canada Xplorers
Daily starting July 1
Parks Canada has added four new activities to the Xplorers program which encourages the discovery of the park through fun activities, programs and events. Kids, aged 6 to 11 can pick-up their free
Xplorers booklet at the Banff or Lake Louise Visitor Centre, various campgrounds programs, the Banff Park Museum NHS, The Banff Gondola and the Fairmont Banff Springs. Kids can also receive a free certificate and a souvenir token when they complete 6 of the 20 booklet activities.