Are you looking for some free, fun and family friendly activities to celebrate Parks Day on Saturday, July 16? To mark the occasion, Parks Canada is offering free admission to all national parks and historic sites across the country, including Yoho National Park, British Columbia’s crown jewel of the Canadian Rockies.
With this year marking the 125th birthday of both Yoho and Glacier National Parks, now is a great time to stop by the mountain parks to take in the many special programs and activities planned throughout the summer.
Here is a full list of Parks Day events happening throughout Yoho National Park:
At the Visitor Centre: 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Did you know that Parks Canada is the oldest national parks service in the world? Learn more about Parks Canada’s historic 100th anniversary, 11 a.m. – Find out why it’s important to ‘Keep Bears Wild’, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Make history by stopping by the Yoho time capsule, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Learn how fish are getting a leg up in Yoho from a fish specialist.
At Emerald Lake: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Have you ever wondered what lives in the waters of mountain pond? Meet our interpreters for a quick walk to the Peaceful Pond to participate in Bio Blitz . Throughout Yoho: All day – Parks Canada staff roving throughout the park with great visitor information. At Chancellor Campground: Evening – Parks Canada interpreters will present a special bear information program
This summer Parks Canada is also launching the new Xplorer program for kids 6 to 11. If you’re looking for a fun way to explore the park your own, pick up an Xplorer’s booklet at any Parks Canada Visitor Centre or major campground throughout the mountain parks.
To learn more about Parks Day activities in Yoho visit http://www.pc.gc.ca/yoho. For all other programming information, visit www.pc.gc.ca.