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Mount Revelstoke National Park

Summer Interpretive Programs

Photo: Parks Canada / Drew McDonald

Interpretive programs are offered by Parks Canada staff at the Illecillewaet and Loop Brook Campgrounds and at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre.

Campfire talks take place most evenings in July and August; interpretive strolls take place most afternoons on various trails.


2016 Summer Interpretive Schedule

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July

ProgramDescriptionLocation

Bear Hike

Discover the secret world of bear signs with Larry. Check out bear rub trees, a bear den, trails, scat and tracks. This is a 2hr hike up the Balu Pass trail- a gentle uphill climb.

Meet at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre

Bear Necessities

Join Larry for an interactive evening of fun facts, furry props and songs - all about bears!

Illecillewaet campground - campfire circle

Bears with Bekah

Nervous about bears? Or just want to know more about them? Learn all about bears with the help of Bekah and her many props- check out bear scat, tracks, skulls, skins and take the bear quiz.

Illecillewaet campground - campfire circle

Campfire Sing-along

Bring your sing-a-long voice for a night of music, song, and Glacier National Park history with Larry!

Illecillewaet campground - campfire circle

Geocaching 101

Try your hand at geocaching! Learn the basics about this digital treasure hunt. GPS units provided. Meet April at the Illecillewaet campground kiosk anytime between 4 and 6:15pm. GPS units must be returned by 7:15pm.

Meet at the Illecillewaet campground kiosk. Find geocaches in and around the campground.

The Great Glacier

A campfire program that relives the photos and memories of North America's first glaciologists - the Vaux family. (With Larry).

Illecillewaet campground - campfire circle

Little Critters

Discover the world of little critters- adorable pikas, hyper hummingbirds and mysterious lichens.

Illecillewaet campground - campfire circle

Meeting of the Waters

Discover the rich history of the Glacier House Hotel on a guided stroll with Larry along the Meeting of the Waters trail.

Meet at the Illecillewaet Campground kiosk

Parks Day

Come to the summit of Mt. Revelstoke and join us for some artwork, tattoos, games and cake.

Top of Mt. Revelstoke- Heather Lake day use area

Peak Speak

The story of Canadian Confederation as told by the names of the mountains.

Meet at the Illecillewaet Campground kiosk

Pleine Aire Painting

You don't need to be an artist to try your hand at some 'pleine aire' painting (a French term for painting outside). Join April on the summit of Mt. Revelstoke for some artwork- all supplies provided and all ages welcome.

Balsam Studio (next to the parking lot on the summit of Mount Revelstoke) or outdoors- check the studio for details.

Roving Interpreter

Larry, our long-standing and much loved interpreter, will be roving the upper trails of Mount Revelstoke. Feel free to ask questions. Be curious...Who? What? Where? When? How? Learn about wildflowers, history or animals and more! Or if you're feeling adventurous ask for a guided stroll!

Summit of Mount Revelstoke

Secrets of the Forest

Discover the tales of the trees on a guided walk with Larry.

Meet at the Illecillewaet Campground kiosk

Weird world of Lichens

What the heck are lichens? Join Bekah on a stroll to look at the tiny world of magical lichens like pixie cups, witch's hair and fairy up-chuck.

Meet at the Illecillewaet Campground kiosk

Whitebark Pine- Teetering on the Edge

Whitebark pine is an endangered species with a fascinating story. Come learn about how this tree helps many other species, including its soul mate- the Clark's nutcracker.

Illecillewaet campground - campfire circle

Wild Women of the Selkirks

Join April on a stroll to learn about the bold women that pushed social boundaries by climbing in the Selkirk mountains in the early 1900's.

Meet at the Illecillewaet Campground kiosk

Wildflower Wander

Wondering what that flower is? Enjoy a stroll in the park and learn a bit about the flowers in bloom and some of their aboriginal uses.

Meet at the Illecillewaet Campground kiosk

**Unless otherwise noted, all programs are approximately one hour in length.

August

ProgramDescriptionLocation

Bear Hike

Discover the secret world of bear signs with Larry. Check out bear rub trees, a bear den, trails, scat and tracks. This is a 2hr hike up the Balu Pass trail- a gentle uphill climb.

Meet at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre

Bear Necessities

Join Larry for an interactive evening of fun facts, furry props and songs - all about bears!

Illecillewaet campground - campfire circle

Bears with Bekah

Nervous about bears? Or just want to know more about them? Learn all about bears with the help of Bekah and her many props- check out bear scat, tracks, skulls, skins and take the bear quiz.

Illecillewaet campground - campfire circle

Campfire Sing-along

Bring your sing-a-long voice for a night of music, song, and Glacier National Park history with Larry!

Illecillewaet campground - campfire circle

Eva Lake Pilgrimage

Every August since 1976, visitors have joined a Parks Canada interpreter for the 12km (round trip) Eva Lake Pilgrimage. Together they photograph and learn about the wildflowers in full bloom and celebrate the relationship between the City of Revelstoke and Mount Revelstoke National Park.

Meet at Balsam Lake

Geocaching 101

Try your hand at geocaching! Learn the basics about this digital treasure hunt. GPS units provided.

Meet at the Illecillewaet campground campfire circle. Find geocaches in and around the campground.

The Great Glacier

A campfire program that relives the photos and memories of North America's first glaciologists - the Vaux family. (With Larry).

Illecillewaet campground - campfire circle

Little Critters

Discover the world of little critters- adorable pikas, hyper hummingbirds and mysterious lichens.

Illecillewaet campground - campfire circle

Meeting of the Waters

Discover the rich history of the Glacier House Hotel on a guided stroll with Larry along the Meeting of the Waters trail.

Meet at the Illecillewaet Campground kiosk

Parks Day

Come to the summit of Mt. Revelstoke and join us for some artwork, tattoos, games and cake.

Top of Mt. Revelstoke- Heather Lake day use area

Peak Speak

The story of Canadian Confederation as told by the names of the mountains.

Meet at the Illecillewaet Campground kiosk

Pleine Aire Painting

You don't need to be an artist to try your hand at some 'pleine aire' painting (a French term for painting outside). Join April on the summit of Mt. Revelstoke for some artwork- all supplies provided and all ages welcome.

Balsam Studio (next to the parking lot on the summit of Mount Revelstoke) or outdoors- check the studio for details.

Roving Interpreter

Larry, our long-standing and much loved interpreter, will be roving the upper trails of Mount Revelstoke. Feel free to ask questions. Be curious...Who? What? Where? When? How? Learn about wildflowers, history or animals and more! Or if you're feeling adventurous ask for a guided stroll!

Summit of Mount Revelstoke

Secrets of the Forest

Discover the tales of the trees on a guided walk with Larry.

Meet at the Illecillewaet Campground kiosk

Weird world of Lichens

What the heck are lichens? Join Bekah on a stroll to look at the tiny world of magical lichens like pixie cups, witch's hair and fairy up-chuck.

Meet at the Illecillewaet Campground kiosk

Whitebark Pine- Teetering on the Edge

Whitebark pine is an endangered species with a fascinating story. Come learn about how this tree helps many other species, including its soul mate- the Clark's nutcracker.

Illecillewaet campground - campfire circle

Wild Women of the Selkirks

Join April on a stroll to learn about the bold women that pushed social boundaries by climbing in the Selkirk mountains in the early 1900's.

Meet at the Illecillewaet Campground kiosk

Wildflower Wander

Wondering what that flower is? Enjoy a stroll in the park and learn a bit about the flowers in bloom and some of their aboriginal uses.

Meet at the Illecillewaet Campground kiosk

**Unless otherwise noted, all programs are approximately one hour in length.