Heritage Programs

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

BANFF

Alpine Discovery Hub:

Get a taste of classic alpine experiences in Banff National Park! Picture yourself on a suspension bridge on your way to a mountain summit, horseback riding in the backcountry, or camping on a peaceful mountain lake. Enjoy a variety of classic family-friendly board games including checkers and chess with a wildlife twist. Free. Thursday-Sunday afternoons from mid-June until the end of August in Banff Avenue Square, weather permitting.

Supported by Holiday on Horseback and Mt. Norquay.

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! Thursdays in July at 11:00am & 1:00pm in Banff Avenue Square. 

Provided by Banff Heritage Tourism with the support of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts

LAKE LOUISE

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. Free, maximum of 15 participants per tour. Mondays and Wednesdays from mid-June until the end of August, weather permitting. Tours at 10:00am, 11:30pm, 2:00pm and 3:30pm.