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Jasper National Park

2014 Interpretive Program

June 28 to August 31, 2014

Join a park interpreter!

Join a park interpreter!

For fun facts, interesting insights, amazing activities and educational entertainment!

Whistlers Campground

Whistlers Campground © R. Bray 

The campground is located 3 km south of Jasper on Highway 93.

Location     When      Time                    
Xplorer’s tent beside shower building
Saturday morning yoga 
Join Dominique for a 45-minute morning stretch and catch up on what’s happening in the park for the weekend.
9 am
Whistlers Campground Outdoor Theatre

Fridays
Facebook of the Forest

Yup – even the animals are on facebook! Come see what our forested friends are up to, and learn how to respect
their personal space in this wild twist on social media.

Saturdays
Metis Dance - Steps of the Jig, Echos of the Fiddle
With a unique blend of European reels and jigs and First Nation Culture, our Métis interpreter shares an eclectic experience of liveliness and culture through the teachings of Canada's unique heritage of the Métis people.

9 pm


Wilcox Campground (Columbia Icefield Area)

Campfire Programs 7:30 pm

Join a park interpreter for a hot drink, bannock and lively campfire chat.
June 28 to August 31, 2014

Saturdays Sundays
The Mountains Are Calling!
With little prior knowledge of the area but an incredible sense of adventure, many European explorers found their way across the challenging landscape of the Rockies through routes first used by native people. Come join Elliot and Julien as they follow in the footsteps of some of the early trail blazers to this region.
Keeping the “Wild” in Wildlife
The Wildlife Guardians patrol Jasper’s roadways and try to ensure safe wildlife viewing and prevent “wildlife jams” that commonly form when too many vehicles stop next to roadside animals.Come hear their stories and find out more about the different animals you may see along the roadways of the Canadian Rockies.


Wabasso Campground

Campfire Programs at Wabasso Campground © R. Bray

Campfire Programs 7:30 pm
June 28 to August 31, 2014

Fridays Saturdays
Keeping the “Wild” in Wildlife
The Wildlife Guardians patrol Jasper’s roadways and try to ensure safe wildlife viewing and prevent “wildlife jams” that commonly form when too many vehicles stop next to roadside animals.Come hear their stories and find out more about the different animals you may see along the roadways of the Canadian Rockies. Join a park interpreter for a hot drink, bannock and lively campfire chat.
Voices Around the Fire: Campfire Sing-along
Join an interpreter for a lively hour of conversation and original made-in-Jasper songs. We’ll bring the drinks, you bring your voice. And your cup!


Xplorer’s Tent

For kids!

Jasper National Park Programs for Kids and their family (6 to 12 years old). Children must be accompanied by an adult

The Xplorer’s Tent is located at Whistlers Campground (3 km south of Jasper off Hwy 93) behind the main shower building from.
June 28 to August 31, 2014 from 6-7 pm.

Saturdays Animal Drums and Dance
Discover the meaningful connections, rich history and stories behind the drum beats, and heart beats of Mother Earth

Sundays

Photo Scavenger Hunt
Challenge your power of observation and take some fun vacation photos
Mondays Sensing Jasper
We challenge you to use all your senses and in the process discover fascinating facts about the park
Tuesdays Caribou Games to learn about this Species at Risk or
Discovery Hike along the Playground path with a park interpreter
Wednesdays
Adventure Video
Find yourself in a feature film trying to flee the forest
Thursdays Fun with Fire
Safely light a spark in the park
Fridays Geocach Treasure Hunt
Ready yourself with a GPS, learn the basics of geocaching, and do a high-tech treasure hunt.


NEW! Morning programs

Remembering WWI program 

June 28 to August 31, 2014

Thursdays     7 - 8 am          Mountain Morning
Pyramid Beach (Follow Pyramid Lake Road 6 km from town and turn left at the sign)

Traditional Aboriginal sharing and learning. Relax and listen lo the the sounds of nature. Bring a blanket or towel for sitting.
Saturdays 9 - 11 am Remembering WW I
Old Fort Point (Meet at the Old Fort Point parking lot, 2 km from town)

This is a moderately difficult guided walk and talk about Jasper’s contribution to WWI the Victoria Cross Range and the war heroes they are named after.
 


Roving Interpreters

Roving Interpreters

Watch for roving interpreters at these locations between 10 am – 3 pm
June 28 to August 31, 2014

Athabasca Falls
(Fridays and Mondays)

BEARS: The Big, Bold and Beautiful
Get your close-up with a bear – the safe way. Join a park interpreter to check out bear hides, skulls and claws and have your gnawing bear questions answered.

Passion for Predators
Claws, jaws and sharp teeth are the tools of the trade for Jasper’s carnivores. Get the latest updates on our wolves, cougars, raptors and others.

Maligne Canyon
(Sundays and Tuesdays)

Hoofin’ Around
Drop by to get the scoop on hooves, a handle on horns and your questions on antlers answered.

Reading the Rocks
Discover the hidden stories in the rocks. Explore the gorgeous gorge and go on a fossil treasure hunt with a park interpreter.

Columbia Icefield Area Park Interpreters will be sharing information, showing props, and answering your questions about the park wildlife, plant life and geology.


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.


Other Learning Experiences


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.