Heritage Programs

Discover the cultural and natural heritage of Banff National Park through a variety of free programs this summer. 


Mountaineering Camp:

Get a taste of mountaineering in Banff National Park! Try on a selection of hiking gear, help build a cairn, and have your photo taken atop a mountain "summit" downtown Banff. Learn about the rich history of mountaineering in the Park, local trails, and flora and fauna. Thursday-Sunday afternoons from mid-June until the end of August.

Historical Walking Tours:

Follow in the footsteps of early Banff residents, learning how a small railway settlement soon became the most famous destination in Canada. Step into the past with a visit to a heritage home and a look at some of the oldest buildings in town. This easy flat walk is one hour long, beginning at Banff Avenue Square. Dates and times will be posted in early June. 

First Nations Traditional Drumming & Dancing Performances:

Feel the beat of the drum as you watch a group of First Nations perform traditional dances in full regalia. This is a great opportunity to learn about and experience First Nations culture firsthand! Dates and times will be posted in early June.

Brought to you by Banff Heritage Tourism with the support of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts


Historical Walking Tours:

Learn about the natural and human history of Lake Louise - part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site! The tour also visits the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Deer Lodge for an inside look at the architectural history of these incredible buildings. Meet near the canoe docks on the shores of Lake Louise. Dates and times will be posted in early June.