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Banff National Park

Hands-on Interpretive Activities – 2015

Catch one of the programs below and watch for roving interpreters at park hot-spots! We are ready to answer your questions and help you discover the area.

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Go Bug Wild!
Mondays June 29th – September 7th
Two Jack Day-use Area (Lake Minnewanka Road)
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join this interactive bug-hunting adventure and discover the weird and wild creatures that live beneath the waves of Two Jack Lake. Adult supervision required.

Sanson on Sulphur
Sundays and Wednesdays June 28th – September 2nd
Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Why did Norman Bethune Sanson climb Sulphur Mountain over 1000 times? Join a Parks Canada interpreter on the panoramic peak of Sulphur Mountain to learn this and more about one of the most fascinating figures in the history of Banff.

Gadgets and Grizzlies: Working with Wildlife Using Technology
Fridays June 26th – September 4th
Muleshoe Day-use Area, Bow Valley Parkway (Hwy 1A)
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join the Wildlife Guardians and gain hands-on experience using the latest technology and techniques used to understand the lives of wildlife in Banff National Park.

Banff’s Backcountry: Tales of Travel on the Trails
Saturdays July 25th – August 15th
Sunshine Meadows
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
From horse trip guides to Park Wardens, Banff National Park’s culture has been shaped by the unique stories of adventures in the backcountry. Join a Parks Canada interpreter to hear some of these tales and revel in the wonder of the spectacular mountain scenery.

Wildlife Crossing Structures Participatory Exhibit
Check it out! A new participatory interpretive exhibit is being installed early this summer on the Trans-Canada Highway. It is located 25 km west of the Town of Banff at the pull-out near Castle Junction. Come and experience how wildlife safely cross this major highway.

Interpreters at popular spots!
Look for Parks Canada’s interpretive guides at popular picnic and day-use areas around the Town of Banff and along the Bow Valley Parkway (Hwy 1A). We are looking forward to welcoming you to Banff National Park and sharing some unique and very interesting facts and stories!

Lake Louise

Activities with Interpreters
Watch for interpreters at park hot-spots. We are ready to answer your questions and help you discover the area through activities.

Learn to Geocache: Lake Louise Survivor Challenge (NEW)
July 1st to August 31st
Wednesdays and Fridays
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Solve riddles and earn prizes by using a GPS to search for hidden caches around the Lake Louise Campground. GPS units provided. Meet at the Lake Louise Campground Theatre.

Get Into the Wild at the Calgary Zoo!

The Get Into the Wild program at the Calgary Zoo connects families to both the animals found at the Calgary Zoo and the national parks where these animals make their homes.

Fun activities and presentations allow families the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and love for some of Canada’s most iconic heritage places. All activities are free with Calgary Zoo admission!

Get Into the Wild

Find Parks Canada staff at the entrance of the Canadian Wilds handing out activity booklets for kids between the ages of 4-12. Complete five activities in the booklet and return to the booth before 4:30 pm to receive a prize! Don’t forget to tour the various animal enclosures and interact with knowledgeable interpreters that will lure you into the secret world of grizzly bears, muskoxen, bison, whooping cranes, caribou, and black tailed prairie dogs.

June 13 – Sept 7
Friday - Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Prizes for completing booklets after 4:30pm can be picked up from Calgary Zoo staff at the Penguin Plunge building near the North Tunnel entrance.

Learn To Camp

Join Mountain WIT near the grizzly enclosure for a LEARN TO CAMP program which includes campfire sing-along, camping cred quiz, tent set up, and a pack for a day hike activity.

June 24 to Sept 4
Wednesdays - Thursday: 11:00 - 15:00