July 16, 2015

Parks Day in Jasper National Park

What better way to celebrate Parks Day this Saturday, July 18 than by visiting the largest national park in the Rockies!

Join us in Jasper, Canada - the base of adventure – in showing our love and appreciation for our awe-inspiring park with a host of events and activities taking place all weekend long. Enjoy a BBQ, free guided hikes, outdoor climbing wall, entertainment, children’s activities, and more!

See below for a full schedule of events:

Friday, July 17:

2:30 pm – Jingle Dress Making at the Heritage Firehall
7:00 pm – Geocache Treasure Hunt at Whistlers Campground (Xplorer’s Tent)
7:30 pm – Jasper...A Walk in the Past at the Information Centre
8:00 pm – Voyageur Canoe “Hikes” at Lac Beauvert

Saturday, July 18:

10:00 am to  4:00 pm – Events running consistently throughout the day on the Information Centre Lawn including a wild spirit drum group, tipi teachings, search and rescue dog demo, toonie for a wildflower, historical costume station, wilderness access and interpretive programs, and a local vendors market.

Sunday, July 19:

8:00 am – Birding Hike on the Jasper Trails
10:00 am – Morning Yoga at the Whistlers Campground (Xplorer’s Tent)
10:00 am – Build a Mountain Workshop at the Heritage Firehall
7:00 pm – Fun with Fire at the Whistlers Campground (Xplorer’s Tent)
7:00 pm – Rocky Mountain Music Jam at the Heritage Firehall

Be sure to sign up in advance for certain programs and events at the Friends of Jasper office located in the Visitor Information Centre as space is limited!

Even if you’re not going to be directly in the Jasper town site, you can still participate in Parks Day:

Wabasso Campground:

Campground sing-a-long on Friday at 7:30 pm
Keeping the “Wild” in Wildlife on Saturday at 7:30 pm

Wilcox Campground:

Campground sing-a-long on Friday at 7:00 pm
Songs for the Road on Sunday at 7:00 pm

Miette Hotsprings:

Wildlife and Geology on Saturday at 10:00 am
Hot Springs Hike on Saturday at 1:00 pm

While we celebrate Canadian national parks year-round, Parks Day is a great opportunity to get out and about this weekend. We’ll see you there! 

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