EDUCATION

Interested in bringing a school or other group to a provincial park, or just interested in learning while you’re there?

Park staff is available, throughout the spring and summer, to provide interpretive programming on a variety of subject areas from canoe instruction to medicinal plant information and fur trade history.  The subjects are as varied as our parks.  A few parks have an extended programming season, while others have a shorter period of operation, so it is best to check with individual parks for more details.  Choose your park of interest below or see the links at the bottom of the page for more information on school programs or group camping opportunities for youth and school groups.

Provincial Historic Park Programs

Pack some buffalo robes, make rope or practice North West Mounted Police drills while you are at the parks.  Come and experience these and other activities.  At Cannington ManorFort Carlton, or Wood Mountain Post, staff will be happy to answer your questions and show you around.  Come and bring your sense of adventure to the place where the past comes alive.  Follow the links to find out more about summer programs in a particular park.

Provincial Park Programs

Take part in guided hikes or paddles, campfires with songs and stories or pond dipping for aquatic creatures.  A great variety of interactive programs introduce adults and children alike to the unique features of each park.  Leave time in your busy day to take part in these activities.  Your reward will be understanding, appreciation and greater enjoyment of the environment you are visiting.

School and Youth Group Programs

It's the perfect way to end off the school or club year - visit a provincial park and take part in our learning opportunities.  Take your classroom on the road and into the real world - discover our unique outdoor classrooms! May and June are the months to take part in conducted group learning, but don't forget that most parks are open year round and available for your class to explore.

Exploring on Your Own

If you are more the type to explore a park on your own schedule, but would like a little assistance, try using a variety of self-use learning products.  Most parks offer brochures, describing the park's significant history, environment and features.  Many parks have more interactive products such as self-use trails, visitor centre displays, feature signs, geocaching kits and nature packs that will help make learning fun!