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Interpretive Events Kootenay National Park (PDF) 


The 2017 summer program offer is over, please check back in June for our 2018 summer program offer.

Special activity stations: 

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

Canada Historic Places Day
Radium Visitor Centre
July 8 
1 - 4 pm 
Free with Discovery Pass

Parks Day

Radium Visitor Centre
July 15
1 - 4 pm
Free with Discovery Pass


Evening programs:

Zoologist in Training
Redstreak Theatre
Tuesday July 4, 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
7 pm
Free with Discovery Pass
Learn about scats, skulls and tracks in this fun, hands-on family event.

Gnarly Pines

Redstreak Theatre
Wednesdays July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
8 pm
Free with Discovery Pass
A cracking good tale about a lonely pine and its feathered friend.

Sunset Ramble

Redstreak Theatre
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
7 pm
Free with Discovery Pass

Sunset Ramble

Redstreak Theatre
Thursdays July 6, 13, 20, 27
8 pm
Free with Discovery Pass

Wildlife Jenga
Redstreak Theatre
Fridays July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 5, 12, 19, 26 

8 pm
Free with Discovery Pass
Stack up a giant Jenga game of building blocks for endangered species.

Celebrate Canada 150!
Redstreak Theatre
Saturdays July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26 
8 pm
Free with Discovery Pass


 

Activity stations: 

Go Geocache
Redstreak Theatre
Wednesdays July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
2 pm
Free with Discovery Pass
Track down the elusive wildlife of Redstreak Campground.

Junior Naturalists

Thursdays July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24
Redstreak Theatre
10 am – 12 pm
Free with Discovery Pass
Kids! Go on explorative hikes, play interactive games and examine cool artifacts with the Friends of Kootenay. For registration and prices, contact: friendsofkootenay@gmail.com

Paleontologist in Training
Redstreak Theatre
Thursdays July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

1 pm
Free with Discovery Pass
Become a Palaeontologist and unearth real Burgess Shale fossils.

Learn to Camp
Fridays July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 5, 12, 19, 26 
10 am – 2 pm
Free with Discovery Pass
Stop by our pop-up campsite for tips and tricks on how to comfortably camp in the mountains! 

Junior Naturalists

Redstreak Theatre
Fridays July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 5, 12, 19, 26 
10 am – 12 pm
Free with Discovery Pass
Kids! Go on explorative hikes, play interactive games and examine
cool artifacts with the Friends of
Kootenay. For registration and prices, contact: friendsofkootenay@gmail.com

Junior Naturalists
Redstreak Theatre
Saturdays July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26 
10 am – 12 pm
Free with Discovery Pass
Kids! Go on explorative hikes, play interactive games and examine
cool artifacts with the Friends of
Kootenay. For registration and prices, contact: friendsofkootenay@gmail.com

Q & A With a Park Interpreter

Redstreak Theatre
Saturdays July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26 
4 pm
Free with Discovery Pass
Curious about something you’ve seen in the park? Come ask us!


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!