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Banff National Park

It’s A WonderFall

September 5 to October 12, 2015

Going to Haddo Peak! Photo by Pierre Carbonneau 
Pierre Carbonneau, Going to Haddo Peak!

Programs are included in your park admission fee unless otherwise stated.


CELEBRATE THE ICEFIELDS PARKWAY 75TH ANNIVERSARY
Saturdays and Sundays, September 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 2015
Drop-in between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Location: Shore of Lake Louise
Share stories and ask questions about the Icefields Parkway as we celebrate its 75th anniversary. Look for an interpreter at the Parks Canada banner on the shore of Lake Louise and be sure to ask for a new Icefields Parkway Xplorers booklet of fun for the whole family!

LEARN TO GEOCACHE: LAKE LOUISE SURVIVOR CHALLENGE
Saturdays and Sundays, September 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 2015
10 a.m. to noon
Location: Lake Louise Campground Theatre
Solve riddles and earn prizes by using a GPS to search for hidden caches. GPS units provided. Meet at Lake Louise Campground Theatre. You don’t have to be staying in the campground to join in!

WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE MY PHOTOS SPECIAL?
Saturday, September 12, 2015
11 a.m. to noon
Location: Theatre at the Lake Louise Visitor Centre
Join a free one-hour photography workshop offered by Banff Photography at the Lake Louise Visitor Centre. A photo-trainer will teach you tricks of the trade to taking the absolute best photographs. The workshop is recommended for beginner to intermediate photographers with DSLR or point and shoot cameras. No registration is required.

GETTING TO KNOW BEAR 72
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
7 p.m.
Location: Lake Louise Visitor Centre
Join Parks Canada’s Human-Wildlife Conflict Specialist Brianna Burley for a look at grizzly bear management in the Lake Louise area, including the story of grizzly bear #72, the matriarch of Lake Louise.


While in the Lake Louise Area
Visitors who are travelling to the Lake Louise and Moraine Lake areas should expect delays due to limited parking during peak travel hours. For best enjoyment arrive before 9 a.m. or after 5 p.m. to avoid delays and road restrictions. Other experiences in the Lake Louise area include:

  • Take a leisurely drive down the Bow Valley Parkway for the best place to view wildlife.
  • Ride by gondola to the summit of Mt Whitehorn, take in the view or journey on a short hike to Kicking Horse Pass, Pika Trail or Ptarmigan Valley viewpoints.
  • Stroll the shops at Lake Louise village, picnic along the rushing waters of the Bow River or explore the easy interpretive hike down Louise Creek.
  • Venture on mountain bikes along the gentle riverside of the Bow River Loop Trail - a great activity for families!
  • Cruise along the world’s most spectacular roadway, the Icefields Parkway, for nature’s display of dramatic mountains, ancient glaciers, broad sweeping valleys and emerald green lakes.

For more information on other things to do, visit the Parks Canada Visitor Centre at Samson Mall.