Friday, June 11, 2010

Excitement in the Rockies

The truth is that ever since three railway workers stumbled upon a hot spring near the town of Banff in 1883, people have been falling hard for Canada’s first national park. Nowhere else in Canada can you do so much oohing and aahing in one place – over our sawtoothed mountains, our sweeping meadows, alpine lakes, backcountry tea houses, glaciers galore and hundreds of hiking trails. Now is the perfect time for Albertans to rediscover Banff National Park and enjoy the special events and anniversay specials being offered to celebrate the park's 125th anniversary. Check out some of these great events:
June 19th: Banff 125 birthday Launch: 4-5 p.m Banff Avenue Square
July 1st: Parks Canada annual Canada Day pancake breakfast: 9-10:30 a.m Parks Administration Building Canada Day Festivities: 12 p.m Central Park Fireworks Finale: 11:00 p.m. Central Park
July 2nd: CPR Heritage Train & Museum Car: 2-4 p.m. Banff Train Station
July 3rd: CPR Heritage Train & Museum Car: 10 a.m - 2 p.m. Banff Train Station History Stinks at the Cave and Basin National Historic Site: 9-6 p.m Street Theatre: 12 - 6 p.m Banff Avenue Square, Bison Courtyard, Central Park, Banff Park Museum, Masonic Hall Cascade #5 Performnace in the Park: 4:30 - 9:30 p.m Cascade Gardens Parks Administration Building grounds
July 4th: History Stinks at the Cave and Basin National Historic Site: 9-6 p.m
July 17th: Parks Day - free admission to the park Various guided walks and heritage activities throughout the day
July 26th: RCMP Musical Ride: 1-6 p.m. School grounds
August 12th: CPR Heritage Train & Museum Car: Lake Louise Train Station
August: Great Canadian Campout
September 6th: Retro Swim Event: 10 - 4 p.m. Banff Upper Hot Springs
September: Opening of the Banff Legacy Trail