By Parks Canada
To commemorate Parks Day on Saturday, July 20th, 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.
All events and activities are free with park admission unless otherwise indicated.
First celebrated in 1990, Canadas Parks Day is a celebration of our parks as the best places for Canadians to experience all of natures powerful benefits. Our parks are among the oldest in the world and have existed for more than a century. What better time than Canadas Parks Day to share and celebrate the benefits that parks provide for families to bond, children to play, and communities to meet. Join thousands of people who will be participating in fun, educational, family-oriented events. Many activities highlight the important role that parks play in maintaining healthy and resilient ecosystems, protecting critical habitat for species-at-risk and contributing to human health and well-being. The following activities are scheduled for 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 Stroll: 8 p.m., Redstreak Campground Theatre. Learn about bighorns and bobcats on this 1.5-kilometre walk from the theatre to a panoramic viewpoint.
For details on the events taking place in Yoho and Banff National Parks, and for more information on Canadas Parks Day in the mountain national parks, stop by a Parks Canada Visitor Centre or visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca.