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December 2014 - April 2015

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Park Interpreters help you discover the park in a new light, or darkness, as the case may be. All programs are free. Look for our flag.

© R. Bray


December 2014

December 27 and 28: Puzzled about Caribou? (Species at Risk)
11 AM – 1 PM in the Caribou Chalet at Marmot Basin (no lift ticket required)

December 27: Moon Viewing Session
7-9 PM, in town at the Old Firehall

December 29 to 31 and January 2: Wildlife Trail Camera Safari
Meet at 1 PM at 6th Bridge (parking lot #8) before Maligne Canyon.

December 31: New Year’s Eve, Astronomy on the Island
Moon Viewing, 7-9 PM on Pyramid Island. Dress warm!


January 2015

January 3 and 4: Puzzled about Caribou? (Species at Risk)
11 AM – 1 PM in the Caribou Chalet at Marmot Basin (no lift ticket required)

January 17:
Jasper in January: Winterstruck
Fire Starting from scratch, bannock bake and much more. Join us at Pyramid Lake any time between 11 AM and 3 PM.

January 24:
Jasper in January: Street Party
Caribou and Dark Sky activities. Fun for the whole family between 6 and 9:30 PM on Patricia Street behind the Jasper Park Information Centre

Saturdays, January 24 and 31, and Sundays, January 25 and February 1: Wildlife Trail Camera Safari 
Meet at 1 PM at the totem pole in town where we will arrange car-pooling to the trailhead.
From high tech gadgets to good old tracking skills, this program explores the world of wildlife research in Jasper National Park. Hit the trail with a park interpreter for an easy 2-km hike. We'll be outside for two hours so be sure to dress warm!


February 2015

Wildlife Camera Safari

Saturday February 14, and Sunday February 15: Wildlife Camera Safari
Meet at 1 PM at the totem pole in town where we will arrange car-pooling to the trailhead.

From high tech gadgets to good old tracking skills, this program explores the world of wildlife research in Jasper National Park. Hit the trail with a park interpreter for an easy 2-km hike. We'll be outside for two hours so be sure to dress warm.

Sunday February 15: Flag Day Geocaching Event and Activity
9AM & 10 AM
Canada’s flag is turning fifty years old and we’re going to celebrate with a geocaching event and activity in Jasper National Park (JNP.) Join the fun at 9 AM in the lobby of the Jasper Park Information Centre in downtown Jasper. No geocaching experience required. Bring a travel mug for some free hot chocolate, tea or coffee. Mini-Potluck: Please bring your favorite morning treat, savoury or sweet, to share with friends both new and old.

After a little social time the event will end at 10 AM (when the building opens to Muggles) and that’s when we’ll hand out the activity sheets and do some geocaching (everything will be within walking distance.)

The activity will consist of five traditional “Canadian Flag” themed geocaches scattered around the town of Jasper. Each cache will have the answer to a question on the activity sheet and a piece to the final puzzle cache. For every cache you find you’ll receive a different JNP sticker, if you find all five caches and solve the puzzle cache then you’ll also receive a copy of Parks Canada’s, Mountain World Heritage Interpretive Theatre’s (aka: Mtn WIT’s) CD “Wild Sings”; including their smash hits “GOat SHEEP Goat” and “G Bear and B Bear.”

The activity will run throughout the Family Day long-weekend (Feb 14th, 15th & 16th) but the Info Centre, which is the only place you can get the activity sheet and claim your prizes, is only open Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM and Sunday 9 AM – 4 PM. If you finish the activity on Monday then you may send your answers to brian.catto@pc.gc.ca and he’ll send your prizes in the mail.

See you on the weekend!


March and April 2015

March 28: Moon Viewing
10-12 PM, in town at the Old Firehall

March 28 and 29: Puzzled about Caribou? (Species at Risk)
11 AM – 1 PM in the Caribou Chalet at Marmot Basin (no lift ticket required)

March 30 to April 2:
Wildlife Trail Camera Safari
Hikes start at 1 and 6 PM from 6th Bridge (parking lot #8) below Maligne Canyon.

April 4:
Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing
Join us between 4 and 6 AM (moon will set during eclipse) at Athabasca Lookout next to Maligne Canyon

April 4 and 5:
Puzzled about Caribou? (Species at Risk)
11 AM – 1 PM in the Caribou Chalet at Marmot Basin (no lift ticket required)