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Monday, July 16, 2012

Free Family Events in Banff National Park - Parks Canada Day – July 21st 2012


Photo Credit - Banff Lake Louise Tourism

Alberta is home to the finest mountain range in the world, the Canadian Rockies. So come and celebrate 127 years of Canada’s first and finest national park on July 21st for National Parks Canada Day.


Mountaineering Camp
Cost: FREE            Location: Banff Avenue Square (Opposite the Banff fudgery)     Time: 11am – 5pm
Climb a mountain….in downtown Banff! Gear-up with an assortment of mountaineering equipment and pull your best action pose as you stand in front of a real Rocky Mountain backdrop. A holiday snap you’ll be sure to remember from your Banff hotel holiday.

Parks Day Bioblitz
Cost: FREE            Location: Lake Louise      Time: 1pm -4pm
Kids can get to know their park by picking up a checklist or joining one of the Park interpreters and participating in the Lake Louise Scavenger Hunt!

Horns, Antlers, Awesome!
Cost: FREE       Location: Tunnel Mt. Campground - Village 2, Wolf’s Den Indoor Theatre         Time: 8pm
Join Parks Canada on the doorstep of your hotel in Banff, at the Tunnel Mt. campground as you learn awesome facts about the horns and antlers of your favourite animals in Banff National Park. Hosted in Village 2 of the Tunnel Mt. campground, you don’t have to be a camper to participate. A perfect summers evening activity.

Fireside Chats
Cost: FREE       Location: Two Jack Lakeside Campground         Time: 8pm
Banff is more than just a pretty place! With a rich history of natural and cultural heritage, you can enjoy this relaxed setting for a fireside chat about the importance of Banff National Park. Everyone is welcome.

The Bear Facts
Cost: FREE       Location: Lake Louise Campground Theatre         Time: 8pm
Watch bears in action and learn how to keep both bears and people safe with this interpretive chat from Parks Canada.. Free with park entry fee and everyone is welcome to join in the fun.

Did we also mention that Saturday and Sunday are forecast for blue skies and 24 degrees! Come and celebrate Parks Canada Day at your Banff hotel this year. Click here to check prices and availability.

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