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Banff National Park

Mountain WIT

SnowDays 2016

Movies for a Nickel

Cave and Basin National Historic Site
Sunday, January 31 and February 7 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Experience the whirr and clack of the old 16mm projector as Parks Canada’s Mountain WIT dusts off some classic celluloid from days gone by.


Voices from the Archives: Mary Schäffer

Cave and Basin National Historic Site
Wednesdays and Thursdays, January 20, 21, 27, 28 and February 3 and 4, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Join Laurie Schwartz from Parks Canada’s Mountain WIT as she delves into the intriguing life of explorer, artist and "mountain woman" Mary Schäffer with a dramatic reading of her unpublished writing, illustrated by images from the Whyte Museum Archives.

 

Prospector camp

Near the Banff Park Museum National Historic Site, in Central Park
Saturday, January 30 and February 6, from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Get a taste of the old days when you cook your own sample of "Trapper's Bannock" at our cozy campfire. Hear the legends of winter adventures in early Banff.

 

Hands-on Bison

Banff Park Museum National Historic Site
Saturday and Sunday, January 16, 17, 23 and 24, from noon to 3 p.m.
Did you know that bison are ecosystem engineers? Or that they were almost hunted to extinction after 10,000 years of sustaining people in North America? Find out how Parks Canada plans to bring Plains Bison back to Banff National Park. Discover the stories of the bison through our special temporary interactive exhibit in the Banff Park Museum.

 

For more information on Mountain WIT programs and show schedules, contact: mountainwit.latroupeesprit@pc.gc.ca