Parks Canada offers theatre programs and a teddy bear picnic

To commemorate Parks Day, Parks Canada is planning special programming in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks.

  • Jul. 16, 2013 3:00 p.m.

To commemorate Parks Day, Parks Canada is planning special programming in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks featuring a rich line-up of events and activities suitable for kids and adults alike on July 20.

All events and activities are free with park admission unless otherwise indicated.

BANFF NATIONAL PARK

Teddy Bear Picnic

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Experience Parks Day at the Cave and Basin National Historic Site – the Birthplace of Canada’s National Parks. Bring a picnic lunch to the Cave and Basin NHS, roll out your blanket and show off your favourite teddy bear at the annual Teddy Bear Picnic. Site entry fees apply.

Saving Wild Trout in Banff National Park

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Corral Creek picnic area on the Bow Valley Parkway.

How do you tell the difference between a brook trout and a western cut throat trout?

Our aquatics specialists can show you with models and an electro fishing demonstration. The electro fishing demonstration will be from 1 to 1:30 p.m.

On the Right Track

2 p.m.

Corral Creek picnic area on the Bow Valley Parkway.

Bring the whole family for some fun games and activities. Test your skills at tracking and discover how Parks Canada keeps an eye on our local wildlife.

Bear Guardians 7:30 p.m.

Johnston Canyon Campground Theatre

Join the Bear Guardian interpreters to find out how Canada’s busiest national park is meeting the challenge of managing grizzly bears and people.

Rappin’ Research: Gettin’ Down with Banff’s Top Predators 7:30 p.m.

Raven’s Nest Outdoor Theatre – Tunnel Mountain Campground Village 2.

Fireside Chat 7:30 p.m.

Two Jack Lakeside Campground.

Join a Parks Canada interpreter to hear fascinating stories about the natural and cultural world of Banff National Park.

The Bear Facts  8 p.m.

Lake Louise Campground Theatre.

Watch bears in action and discover how we keep both people and bears safe in Banff National Park.

KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK

New Wildlife Underpasses in Kootenay National Park

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kootenay Valley Viewpoint.

Learn how Parks Canada is helping deer, moose, bears and many other animals cross the highway safely.

Tigers and Dragons 1 p.m.

Kootenay National Park Visitor Centre in Radium

Catch and release the mini-monsters of a pond.

Sunset Stroll8 p.m.

Redstreak Campground Theatre

Learn about bighorns and bobcats on this 1.5km walk from the theatre to a panoramic viewpoint

YOHO NATIONAL PARK

Bears: Up Close and Personal 2 p.m.

Yoho Visitor Centre in Field.

Take part in hands on activities and get to know some of the superstars of Yoho National Park.

The Bear Facts 8 p.m.

Kicking Horse Campground Theatre.

Watch bears in action and discover how we keep both bears and people safe during this exciting theatre program.

For more information on Canada’s Parks Day in the mountain national parks, stop by a Parks Canada Visitor Centre or visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca to learn more about events taking place near you.