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Wildlife Interpretive Centre

Complimentary Award Winning Natural Heritage Interpretation Programs.

The Wildlife Interpretive Centre, located at the top of the sightseeing Gondola in Whitehorn Lodge, provides guests with a unique opportunity to learn about the local wildlife and rich history of Lake Louise and the Banff National Park. Complimentary programs are conducted daily by our Interpretive Guides who will lead you through the landscape in the footsteps of wildlife and early explorers. Discover the historical significance of this area and explore the natural wonders that have made Lake Louise such a special destination in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. Programs also highlight environmental initiatives within the Park along with the adaptations both plants and animals have made to survive in this remarkable landscape.

Our interpretive program was awarded "Best Natural Heritage Product/Service" by the Banff Heritage Tourism Bureau. This award recognizes excellence in natural heritage education throughout Banff National Park.


Deer and Wolves and Bears, Oh My!

Ever wonder why deer don't eat meat, why wolves do, and why bears have become 90% vegetarian? During this 30-minute presentation you will find the answers to these questions while discovering the important role we can play in helping to ensure their survival.

The Bears Embrace: Coming Full Circle

Come join us on a journey to examine how human views, thoughts and feelings about the grizzly bear in the past have helped to shape the ideals of today. Discover the incredible impacts grizzly populations suffered during a time of fear and how embracing the bear is the only way to ensure this species survival.

Lake Louise….The Making of a Famous Landscape

Interested in learning more about Lake Louise? Then join us on a behind the scenes tour where we will reveal the recipe responsible for the production of this world-renowned scene.

An Unbearable Fate

How does the Park deal with a bear that breaks all the rules? Find out all about a legendary grizzly bear named Skoki, and help determine who really broke the rules in Banff National Park.

Living on the Edge

Life is tough! Who would live in a place with wind chills up to minus 65 degrees Celsius, very little food, and steep rocky slopes? Some living things are so well suited to this harsh environment that they would have a hard time living elsewhere. Find out how these unique creatures have made a living in the sub-alpine region of the Rocky Mountains and how we can help them survive.

Unsung Heroes

The non-migratory birds of Lake Louise. Learn how it takes more than a ski pass to survive the winter at Lake Louise.

Times

The above programs run at 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm. Shows vary day to day. All theatre-style presentations are complimentary with purchase of the Gondola ride.


Guided Walks: Trail of the Great Bear

Join us for a moderate, 45 minute walk that addresses a question most of us have while in bear country. "What should I do if I see a bear?" We will learn how to stay safe in bear country while keeping bears safe as well.

  • • Duration: 45 min.
  • • Dates: Guided walks typically begin in early June and end in early October and are weather dependant.
  • • Times: Walks are held three times a day 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm.
  • • Cost: $5.

Note: Walks are based on a first come first served basis. A minimum of 4 people are required per walk, up to a maximum of 14.

Reservations
There is a maximum of 14 walkers per time slot so we recommend guests arrive early and sign up to reserve a spot once they arrive at Whitehorn Lodge (at the top of the lift/Gondola).

Required Preparation
Due to the natural grade of the mountain trails, all participants of guided walks should be of moderate fitness ability and are encouraged to wear proper walking footwear.


Hiking Trails

Unescorted hiking is restricted to areas on the upper mountain only, and we strongly recommend hiking in groups of 4 or more people.

*Ask our friendly Interpretive Guides for details on Hiking Trails on the upper mountain.


Dine Only Rates - 2014

Stop by and enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast or lunch prepared fresh, and served daily in the Lodge of the Ten Peaks! For those who prefer something straight off the grill, our cafeteria breakfast and lunch menus are sure to please.

  Breakfast Lunch
Adult $13.75 $20.95
Child $10.25 $13.75
5 & under $4.75 $4.75


Rates shown above do not include tax (5%GST). Pricing subject to change without notice.

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