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Interpretive Events Kootenay National Park (PDF) 


Special activity stations:

Canada Day, July 1
Radium Visitor Centre
July 1
1 - 4 pm
Free with Discovery Pass

Parks Day

Radium Visitor Centre
July 21
1 - 4 pm
Free with Discovery Pass

Activities with Interpreters
Various Locations - ask at the Visitor Information Center for details.
Fridays of July and August
Free with Discovery Pass

Watch for Interpreters at park hot spots with activities, animal pelts, fossils and more!


Evening programs:

Gnarly Pines
Redstreak Theatre
Tuesdays of July and August 
8 pm
Free with Discovery Pass
A cracking good tale about a lonely pine and its feathered friend.

Wheel of Wildlife
Redstreak Theatre
Wednesdays of July and August 
8:00 p.m.
Free with Discovery Pass
Team up, spin the wheel and get ready to ask your toughest questions.


Wild Wolves
McLeod Meadows Campground Theatre
Thursdays of July and August
8:00 p.m.
Free with Discovery Pass
What's life like in a wolf pack? Find out at this fun campfire event.


A Paleontological Puzzle

Redstreak Theatre
Saturdays of July and August
8:00 p.m.
Free with Discovery Pass
Piece together new fossil finds of the Burgess Shale.


Activity stations: 

Space for Species Geocache
Redstreak Theatre
Wednesdays of July and August
2:00 p.m.
Free with Discovery Pass
Search for 5 species at risk and discover why they like the Redstreak Restoration. 

In Hot Water
Radium Hot Pools
Thursdays of July and August
2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
'Free with Discovery Pass'
Immerse yourself in a water drop’s journey to the depths and back. Drop into this family-friendly obstacle course. 

To Fight or to Light?
Redstreak Theatre
Saturdays of July and August
2:00 p.m.
'Free with Discovery Pass'
Become a fire crew member and make some tough calls for habitat health


Xplorers program for kids aged 6-11 

Girls participating in an interpretive program

Are you aged 6-11? Do you like to hike or bike, complete a quiz or crossword puzzle, or use your GPS to find a mystery location? Then the Xplorers program is just the right adventure for you!

Xplorer kids and their families discover cool facts about Kootenay National Park by completing activities from the Xplorers Booklet while visiting Kootenay.

There are 16 pages of activities in the Xplorers booklet and you need to complete at least 6 of them to receive a souvenir.

Where do I get information and pick up the Xplorers Booklet?

Visit one of the following locations or speak to a park interpreter to pick up an Xplorers booklet and learn about other activities and programs for kids in Kootenay National Park. 

  • Kootenay Visitor Centre, Radium, BC 
  • Lake Louise Visitor Centre, 201 Village Road, Lake Louise 
  • Parks Canada Campground Kiosks

What happens after I’ve completed 6 activities in my Xplorers Booklet?

Kids and their families should head to one of the following locations to receive an Xplorers certificate and souvenir. You can choose to participate in an informal Xplorers ceremony acknowledging your achievements.

  • Kootenay Visitor Centre, Radium, BC 
  • Lake Louise Visitor Centre, 201 Village Road 
  • Parks Canada Interpretive Programs (summer only)

Can I participate in the Xplorers Club Program if I’m not visiting Kootenay National Park?

The Xplorers Club is best experienced while in a national park. There are also Xplorers booklets for: Yoho National Park, Banff National Park, the Icefields Parkway, and the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Do them all!


Club Parka program for preschool kids

Hey parents!  

Parka Parka
© Parks Canada

This busy little beaver is ready to welcome you and your family to Canada’s national parks, national historic sites and marine conservation areas. There is so much for preschoolers to see and do.

Parka encourages kids to explore the world around them, whether on a hike along wilderness trails or a step back in history at a site or fort. Spending time in nature has many benefits for young children – including increased fitness levels, powers of concentration, creativity, sociability and empathy – and visits to historic sites cultivate an appreciation for our country’s past and of those who have come before us.

Parka is eagerly waiting to introduce your child to the wonders of Parks Canada places. Ask a park interpreter or at any Visitor Centre for a copy of the new Club Parka activity booklet!