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Glacier National Park

Summer Interpretive Programs

A Parks Canada interpreter tells a story to a group of hikers © Parks Canada / Zuzana Driediger

Interpretive programs are offered by Parks Canada staff at the Illecillewaet and Loop Brook Campgrounds and at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre.

Campfire talks take place most evenings in July and August; interpretive strolls take place most afternoons on various trails.


2015 Summer Interpretive Schedule

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July

ProgramDescriptionLocation
Bear Necessities Join us for an interactive evening of fun facts, furry props and songs — all about bears! Illecillewaet campground - campfire circle
Campfire Sing-along Bring your sing-a-long voice for a night of music, song, and Glacier National Park history! Illecillewaet campground - campfire circle
Geocaching 101 Try your hand at geocaching! Learn the basics about this digital treasure hunt. GPS units provided. Meet at the Illecillewaet campground campfire circle. Find geocaches in and around the campground.
The Great Glacier A campfire program that relives the photos and memories of North America’s first glaciologists - the Vaux family. Illecillewaet campground - campfire circle
Lichen-it, Bear‑y Much Fun facts about wildlife, weather, and life in Glacier National Park. Loop Brook Campfire Circle (bring a chair!)
Life Rocks! Take a look at life from the ground up, on a guided stroll through the Rockgarden. Meet at the Rockgarden Trailhead
Loop Brook guided stroll Marvel at the feats of the railroad engineers on this historical hike along the route of the old railway. Meet at the Loop Brook Trailhead off of the highway
Meeting of the Waters Discover the rich history of the Glacier House Hotel on a guided stroll with Larry along the Meeting of the Waters trail. Meet at the Illecillewaet Campground kiosk
On the Edge Learn about Mountain Caribou, a species at risk, with fantastic photos, fascinating facts & fun props. Rogers Pass Discovery Centre theatre
Parks Day Celebrate Parks Day on the summit of Mount Revelstoke with interpretive displays, an Arts & Crafts tent and more... Look for the Parks Canada tent! 12-4 pm on the summit of Mount Revelstoke
Roving Interpreter A Park Interpreter will be roving the upper trails of Mount Revelstoke. Feel free to ask questions. Be curious...Who? What? Where? When? How? Learn about wildflowers, history or animals and more! Or if you’re feeling adventurous ask for a guided stroll! Summit of Mount Revelstoke
Secrets of the Forest Discover the tales of the trees on a guided walk. Meet at the Illecillewaet Campground kiosk
The Weather Report Ever wonder what’s going on with the weather? What makes this a rainforest? And just what is a “cum-u-lo-nimbus”? Join in on the fun and learning with props and games. Illecillewaet campground - campfire circle

**Unless otherwise noted, all programs are approximately one hour in length.

August

ProgramDescriptionLocation
Eva Lake Pilgrimage Every August since 1976, visitors have joined a Parks Canada interpreter for the 12km (round trip) Eva Lake Pilgrimage. Together they photograph and learn about the wildflowers in full bloom and celebrate the relationship between the City of Revelstoke and Mount Revelstoke National Park. Meet at the Balsam Lake parking lot at 9am on the summit of Mount Revelstoke.
Bear Necessities Join us for an interactive evening of fun facts, furry props and songs —all about bears! Illecillewaet campground - campfire circle
Campfire Sing-along Bring your sing-a-long voice for a night of music, song, and Glacier National Park history! Illecillewaet campground - campfire circle
Geocaching 101 Try your hand at geocaching! Learn the basics about this digital treasure hunt. GPS units provided. Maximum 12 participants (first come, first serve). Meet at the Illecillewaet campground campfire circle. Find geocaches in and around the campground.
The Great Glacier A campfire program that relives the photos and memories of North America’s first glaciologists - the Vaux family. Illecillewaet campground - campfire circle
Lichen-it, Bear-y Much Fun facts about wildlife, weather, and life in Glacier National Park. Loop Brook Campfire Circle (bring a chair!)
Life Rocks! Take a look at life from the ground up, on a guided stroll through the Rockgarden. Meet at the Rockgarden Trailhead
Loop Brook guided stroll Marvel at the feats of the railroad engineers on this historical hike along the route of the old railway. Meet at the Loop Brook Trailhead off of the highway
Meeting of the Waters Discover the rich history of the Glacier House Hotel on a guided stroll along the Meeting of the Waters trail. Meet at the Illecillewaet Campground kiosk
On the Edge Learn about Mountain Caribou, a species at risk, with fantastic photos, fascinating facts & fun props. Rogers Pass Discovery Centre theatre
Roving Interpreter A Park Interpreter will be roving the upper trails of Mount Revelstoke. Feel free to ask questions. Be curious...Who? What? Where? When? How? Learn about wildflowers, history, animals and more! Or if you’re feeling adventurous ask for a guided stroll!

Summit of Mount Revelstoke

**Unless otherwise noted, all programs are approximately one hour in length.