Exploring the Trails Together
Banff National Park is pleased to announce the winners of the Exploring the Trails Together competition. Winning contestants were selected February 11, 2013 and two families have received a Family Adventure package within the Park.
The winning families are:
Jennifer Stuart and Family from Calgary, Alberta
Jennifer has won a Cross-County Ski Prize Package which includes an Annual Parks Canada Discovery Pass, two nights accommodation with breakfast at Deer Lodge-Lake Louise, an introductory level lesson with a certified cross-country ski instructor and cross-country ski equipment rental from Wilson Mountain Sports.
Jennifer wrote, “... I would love for us [family] to be more active, especially in the winter when this can be more challenging in Calgary. We live so close to the parks so these skills are something we could hopefully put into use on a regular basis.”
Jennifer correctly identified Cave and Basin as an important national historic and the Bow River as one of the rivers within Banff National Park. Jennifer also provided advice on protecting wildlife; “slow down while driving in the parks...don't feed the wildlife...keep a bare campsite.”
Jennifer Stuart and Family
Lisa Pederson and Family from Calgary, Alberta
Lisa has won a Snowshoe Prize Package which includes an Annual Parks Canada Discovery Pass, two nights accommodation including parking, breakfast and a family dinner at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and an introductory level snowshoe excursion with a Mountain Heritage Guide.
Lisa wrote, “Our family would like to learn to snowshoe in Banff because this is a winter activity we've wanted to learn since moving to Alberta over ten years ago but have yet to try! Having a lesson and the opportunity to practice our new skills would be wonderful and allow us to promote winter in the Rockies to our friends and family who come visit often”.
Lisa identified Banff Park Museum as an important national historic and the Bow River as one of the rivers within Banff National Park. Lisa also suggested ways to protect wildlife in Banff National Park; “[Do] not stop on the side of the road when we spot a bear....Putting garbage in appropriate garbage cans (bear proof) will keep the animals safe and out of the people-populated areas.”
Lisa Pederson and Family