22397
Alberta
Great American Get-Together in Banff
Join fellow Road Scholars in the heart of the Canadian Rockies to learn about the geology, ecology and culture of Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Emerald Lake and more.
Rating (4.82)
Program No. 22397RJ
Length
8 days
Starts at
2,799
Special Offer
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Flights start at
FREE

At a Glance

Experience the very best of Road Scholar as you join lifelong learners from around the country for a week in Banff National Park — Canada’s oldest National Park. In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, enjoy field trips and insightful presentations that give you an up-close look into the geological history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nature walks shed light on the ecology of Lake Louise, Yoho National Park, Emerald Lake and more. Delve into First Nations culture with local native groups, and learn about the arts scene with director of the Banff Centre, one of the most noted arts centers in the world.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to 2 miles at a moderate pace, on mostly groomed trails or pavement.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Journey along the Columbia Icefields Parkway and learn more about geological history and glaciology, then stop at the famous Athabasca Glacier.
  • Visit the world-famous Lake Louise as you learn about the challenges the future holds for these gems of Canada’s wilderness.
  • At the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, learn about the birthplace of Canada's National Park system, which began in Banff in 1885.

General Notes

Max of 120 participants, divided into groups for activities.
Featured Expert
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Colleen Campbell
Colleen is a Victoria, British Columbia native who has lived all over Canada and in many parts of the world. She holds three degrees in visual arts, has studied in the sciences and has worked as a wildlife field researcher, concentrating on coyotes and grizzly bears. She believes that studying wildlife means learning about all their interactions — plants and other animals — and about how and where they travel. Colleen was also full-time faculty at Mount Royal in Calgary for more than 30 years.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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