Interpretive Programs 2012
Theatre | Hikes | Xplorers | Roving Interpreters | Special Events
Join a Parks Canada Interpreter for fun-filled, educational programs for everyone.
June 29 – August 31
8:00 p.m. Mountain Time
History Mystery: A Geocaching Adventure. Learn how to use a GPS unit and discover the history of the hidden geocaches on a high-tech treasure hunt.
Mondays (Tuesdays at Lake O’Hara)
Puzzle from the Past: Fossils of the Burgess Shale. Help piece together the story of Yoho’s greatest wonder.
Wednesdays & Fridays
Faces and Places of Yoho. Come meet the unique characters and stories that make Yoho what it is today.
The Bear Facts. Watch bears in action and learn how to keep both bears and people safe.
Emerald Lake Walk
Join us for an easy 3-hour walk around Emerald Lake as we explore the forces of nature that have created this jewel in the Canadian Rockies.
Meet at Emerald Lake, Mondays at 1:00 p.m.
Burgess Shale Hikes
Join award-winning Parks Canada interpreters on a full day hike and hold 505 million year old soft-bodied Burgess Shale fossils. These interpretive hikes will introduce you to the fascinating natural history and cultural heritage of Yoho National Park and the Burgess Shale. Note – fee required.
Parks Canada’s Xplorers program provides fun activities for families to learn about national parks and national historic sites. By completing a collector’s booklet, children will receive an achievement certificate and souvenir. Visit the Visitor Centre in Field, B.C. or speak to a park interpreter to receive information on the program or pick up and Xplorer Booklet.
June 11 – August 31. Armed with animal hides, horns, antlers, rocks and other cool props, we are ready to answer your questions and help you make the most of your visit. Watch for park staff at Emerald Lake, Takakkaw Falls or other major day use areas or plan to come to a scheduled rove at Emerald Lake, July and August, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
July 1, 2012. Watch for fun hands-on activities at the Canada Day events.
Parks Day (park pass required)
Saturday, July 21. Parks Canada celebrates its national system which features 43 national parks, 167 national historic sites, and 4 national marine conservation areas. First celebrated in 1990, Canada’s Parks Day is an opportunity for Canadians to participate in unique and fun events taking place in Canada’s second national park.
Bioblitz (park pass required)
Saturday, July 21. Get to Know your park! Pick up a BioBlitz Checklist at the Information Centre or at the Interpretive BioBlitz Station that will be set up at Emerald Lake from 1:00-4:00 p.m.