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Free interpretive program

September 13th to October 26th, 2014

Free interpretive program

Join a park interpreter for fun facts, interesting insights, amazing activities and educational entertainment!

Saturdays 

Maligne Canyon (September only)

© V. Domaine  © Parks Canada/V. Domaine

10 AM - 12 PM: We love Bears!
Jasper’s bears are still active as they fatten up for a long winter’s nap. Drop by our bear display and browse the Grizzly menu.

1 PM - 3 PM: Elk and Co.
Tis the season to make babies – and the elk aren’t shy about it! It’s amazing to watch elk during the rut but it can be hazardous as well. Visit our horns and antler display, take some silly photos, and learn how to stay safe.

Heritage Firehall (September and October)

414 Patricia Street - Located downtown behind the Information Centre

Heritage Firehall © B. Morin


12 - 6 PM: Drop-in Interpretive Centre
From autumn leaves to the fall rut, the Heritage Firehall will have videos, displays, and activities to enhance your late season visit.

10 PM: Dark Sky Programs
It’s dark sky season in Jasper and we are celebrating with two months of programs celebrating the darker side of Jasper National Park.

Program topics will vary from nocturnal ecology, cultural interpretation of the night sky and good old astronomical viewing. On the darkest nights we’ll be heading out in to park and car pooling will be required. (60-90 KM return) Most programs will last about an hour, but on those night we head out in to the park be prepared for a 3 hour outing.

Sundays

Athabasca Falls (September only)

10 AM - 12 PM: Passion for Predators
Claws & jaws and sharp teeth are the tools of the trade for Jasper’s carnivores. Get the latest update of wolves, cougars, raptors and more.

1 PM - 3 PM: Elk and Co.
Tis the season to make babies – and the elk aren’t shy about it! It’s amazing to watch elk during the rut but it can be hazardous as well. Visit our horns and antler display, take some silly photos, and learn how to stay safe.

Special Events

© R. Bray
Lunar Eclipse viewing session

October 8th, 3:30 AM to 6 AM
Join us in front of the Jasper Park Information Centre in the town of Jasper. Dress warm and bring a chair so you can get comfortable while watching the eclipse.

  • Partial eclipse begins at 3:18 AM
  • Total eclipse begins at 4:27 AM
  • Total eclipse ends at 5:22 AM
Dark Sky Festival

October 17th - 26th
Ground Control to Jasper National Park! Chris Hadfield, Canada's first astronaut to walk in space, has accepted a new mission - to be the headline guest and principal speaker at Jasper Dark Sky Festival 2014. Visit Jasper Dark Sky Festival for details.

More

Xplorer Booklets

Xplorer booklets are for families to discover the park and do activities together. You can pick up a free Xplorer booklet at information centres, campground kiosks, at Interpretive programs.

Geocaching

Geocaching

Some campgrounds have programs for beginners.
Ask at the information centre or go to www.geocaching.com for park wide sites and information.


Want to learn more?
For more details or updates on the programs listed look for program posters or ask our staff.

  • Dark Sky of Jasper National Park
  • Friends of Jasper National Parks
  • Hire a Local Guide
  • Special Events 2014
  • Volunteering

     

    Contact Information

    Email: brian.catto@pc.gc.ca
    Phone: 780-931-7200

    Every once in a while a special opportunity presents itself that’s just too good to pass up. When it does we’ll add an extra program to the schedule and advertize it here.