Experiences in the park

Banff National Park

Want to discover more about the uniqueness of the area’s natural and cultural heritage? Friendly and knowledgeable interpreters are here to share the stories of Parks Canada’s protected places.

Guided hikes and walks

Join Parks Canada interpreters on guided hikes and walks.

Learn more about local species at risk, conservation efforts and human history. Get an insider’s look at Parks Canada’s ecological restoration projects and find out how you can help.

The Banff Area

Métis Plant Identification Walk

Enjoy a leisurely walk to identify local plants from an Indigenous perspective. Learn how plants of the Rocky Mountains are used for food & medicine by Alberta's Métis communities, with stories from a Métis herbalist. The gentle pace of this tour is suitable for most participants & their families. Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.


Raven’s Nest Theatre, Tunnel Mountain Campground Village I
June 24, July 8, and August 26
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Welcome Building at the Cave & Basin National Historic Site
June 25, July 9, and August 27
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Free with national park entry fee

The Lake Louise Area

Hidden Lake

This spectacular hike starts off with a shuttle ride that will trim the 18 km trail down to a family-friendly 10 km. Head gently up the valley through wildflowers and larch trees. Discover the smaller pieces that make up the grand mosaic of this distinct landscape and its ecosystem and why every piece matters. Learn what unique methods Park’s Canada scientists are using towards protection and recovery of westslope cutthroat trout, a species at risk.

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There are even more guided hikes you can join in Yoho National Park.

Evening programs

2023 programs to be announced soon


Interpreters in the wild

2023 programs to be announced soon


Mountain World Heritage Interpretive Theatre

2023 programs to be announced soon

Parks Canada’s award-winning interpretive theatre troupe! Mountain WHIT makes the stories of Banff National Park come to life with hilarious sketches, catchy songs, fascinating stories, clever puppet shows, and interactive exhibits!


Living With Wildlife Interpreters

2023 programs to be announced soon

These specialized interpreters are here to help you have safe experiences in our parks. Discover more about backcountry safety, human-wildlife coexistence, aquatic invasive species and more. Living With Wildlife Interpreters can be found at busy trail heads, day use areas and on the road, patrolling for wildlife jams.

Learn more about wildlife safety!

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