Banff National Park

Mountain WIT

Live Theatre Schedule and Program Descriptions

Mountain WIT at Snow Days 2014

Voices from the Archives
Select Wednesdays during Snow Days: Jan 15, Jan 22, and Feb 5
WHERE: The Whyte Museum, 111 Bear Street, Banff
WHEN: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Join us for an encore presentation of the acclaimed Voices from the Archives program, a co-production of Parks Canada’s Mountain WIT and the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Discover the treasures of the archival collection, presented as dramatic readings and illustrated by art & photography. January 15: By Track and Trail, a journey on the early Canadian Pacific Railway. January 22: Peter and Catharine Whyte’s Romance in the Rockies. February 5: In Remembrance – the Great War. Admission by donation.

Alpine Legends: Elizabeth Parker and Conrad Kain
Select Thursdays during Snow Days: Jan 16, 23 and 30
WHERE: Harkin Hall, Banff Park Administration Building
WHEN: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

This duo of one-person plays celebrates the origins of our proud Canadian alpine traditions. “Elizabeth Parker and the Alpine Club of Canada” brings to life the feisty patriot and intrepid journalist whose perseverance and scathing wit shook our young nation out of apathy to create one of the most dynamic climbing clubs in the world. “As far as I can take you – the Life of Conrad Kain” follows the ACC’s first official guide from his humble origins as a stone-cutter in Austria to the summit of Mount Robson, guiding its remarkable first ascent.

 

 

 

 

 

Movies for a Nickel
Fridays during Snow Days: Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 and Feb 7
WHERE: The Bear and the Butterfly, 214 Banff Avenue
WHEN: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Experience the whirr and clack of the old 16mm projector as Parks Canada’s Mountain WIT dusts off some classic celluloid from days gone by.

 

 

 


The Cave & Basin Discovery Camp
Saturdays & Sundays during Snow Days: Jan 11-12, 18-19, 25-26*, February 1-2, 8-9.
WHERE: Banff Park Museum, corner of Banff Avenue and Buffalo Street, Banff (*for Ice Magic on Jan 25-26, at the Samson Mall, Lake Louise)
WHEN: noon until 3:00 p.m.

Saturdays & Sundays during Snow Days: Jan 11-12, 18-19, 25-26*, February 1-2, 8-9. WHERE: Banff Park Museum, corner of Banff Avenue and Buffalo Street, Banff (*for Ice Magic on Jan 25-26, at the Samson Mall, Lake Louise) WHEN: noon until 3:00 p.m.

Step back in time and step up to our delightful campfire to roast your own piece of bannock with Parks Canada’s costumed interpreters.



Program Descriptions:

These programs are available at other times of year. If you are planning a visit, be sure to check back here for our current schedule!

History Comes Back to Haunt You  

Mountain WIT is brewing up a special Halloween treat this year! Join the troupe after hours and after dark at the Cave and Basin National Historic Site for a special spooky family program that asks, "Who is haunting the Cave and Basin?"

October 22 - 26, 2014, two events each night. Recommended for families, children 6+ years only, please. Advance ticket information available soon.



For more information on Mountain WIT programs and show schedules, contact: mountainwit.latroupeesprit@pc.gc.ca