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School Touring Programs and Special Programs for Group Bookings

School Touring Programs


NOTE: School touring programs are on hold for 2014. To inquire about future programs for your school, contact us:

Special Programs for Group Bookings:

Elizabeth Parker and the Alpine Club of Canada

Elizabeth Parker
Elizabeth Parker
© John Evely

This one-woman show takes you back to 1906, into the soul of Elizabeth Parker: feisty patriot, prolific writer and tireless promoter of the Canadian Alps. Find out how a woman who never reached the summit of a mountain became the mother of the Alpine Club of Canada, and how that legacy lives on in the Mountain Parks today. 25 minutes, with an optional 15 minute video history of the ACC.

“As far as I can take you” – the Life of Conrad Kain

This one-man play traces the journey of the Alpine Club of Canada's first professional mountain guide from his humble beginnings in the Austrian Alps through his most famous triumph in the Canadian Rockies: the summit of Mount Robson. The play is inspired by Kain's own words - gathered from personal letters - describing his experience as an immigrant to Canada, his "principles of guiding," and his deep love of natural beauty. Actor David Thomson embodies Kain's gregarious quick wit, connecting audiences to this mountaineering legend who continues to inspire generations of climbers. Presented in celebration of the Mount Robson Centennial. 45 minutes, with an optional time for Q & A.

Elizabeth Parker and the Alpine Club of Canada and “As far as I can take you” – the Life of Conrad Kain are available for group bookings: 

Contact for Travel Trade
Name: Laurie Schwartz, Communications Officer, Mountain WIT
Address: Banff National Park, Box 900, Banff Alberta T1L 1K2 Canada
Phone / Fax / E-mail : 403-760-1328 / 403-762-1551 /