Summer interpretive programs
Join a park interpreter! For fun facts, interesting insights, amazing activities and educational entertainment!
Curious about bears? Visit our bear tents for bear and wildlife safety information. There is a bear tent at the Illecillewaet trailhead in Glacier National Park and at Mount Revelstoke Summit area.
June 27 - September 2, 2019
1:00 pm Thursday - Tuesday | Illecillewaet campground kiosk (unless otherwise noted)
The Forest Community | Sundays
If you walk in the forest by yourself, are you truly alone? Learn about new, ground-breaking research and the interconnected forest. You’ll never look at trees the same way again!
Wild Women in the Selkirks | Mondays
Come learn about the bold women that pushed social boundaries by climbing in the Selkirk mountains in the early 1900’s.
The Weird World of Lichens | Tuesdays
What the heck are lichens? Join Ben on a stroll to look at the tiny world of magical lichens like pixie cups, witch’s hair and fairy up-chuck.
Peak Speak | Thursdays
Learn the names of the peaks, rivers and glaciers and the park stories behind these names.
Balu Bear Hike | Fridays & Saturdays
Discover the secret world of bear signs with Larry. Check out bear rub trees, a bear den, trails, scat and tracks. This is a 2hr moderately strenuous hike up Balu Pass trail. Meet at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre. Group size is limited to 20.
6:30 pm Thursday - Monday | Illecillewaet campfire circle, near the picnic shelter
Railway History: CP Rail, a US Tale & BC Confederation | Sundays
Find out how the railway found it’s way to Rogers Pass, forever changing this country we now call Canada.
Whitebark Pine – Teetering on the Edge | Mondays
Whitebark pine is an endangered species with a fascinating story. Come learn about how this tree helps many other species, including its soul mate, the Clark’s nutcracker.
Bears with Ben | Tuesdays
Nervous about bears? Or just want to know more about them? Learn all about our local black and grizzly bears – check bear tracks, skulls, skins, scat (poop) and take the bear quiz.
Starting July 24 – Night Sky Observations | Wednesdays
Peer through a large telescope and learn about the night sky with our special guest from Columbia Stars. *Skies must be clear. Meet behind the campground Kiosk after sunset. Dim your flashlights as you get close, or use a red light.
First Ascents of the Canadian Alps | Thursdays
Rogers Pass is considered the birthplace of North American mountaineering. Learn about the adventurous men and women climbing these steep peaks in the early 1900s.
Wolverine | Fridays
Learn more about this elusive, and surprisingly social, creature that roams the wildest areas of our parks.
Campfire Sing-a-long | Saturdays
One of our best-loved programs. Bring your voice and prepare for a fun night of music, songs and Glacier National Park history!