CALGARY, July 23 /CNW/ - As we continue to celebrate summer, Banff National Park's 125th anniversary and the Summer Arts Festival at The Banff Centre we wanted to share with you some exciting events taking place over the next two weeks in Banff and Lake Louise.
Saturday, July 24
Government of Canada to Open the Banff National Park Legacy Trail. 2 p.m.
His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, will join the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, to cut the ribbon to open the first section of the Banff National Park Legacy Trail.
Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25
Grand Opening of the Kinnear Centre at The Banff Centre
The opening of the Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation in July 2010 represents the dawn of a new era at The Banff Centre. Situated in the heart of the campus, the Kinnear Centre is an interdisciplinary crossroads - a meeting place where innovative arts and ideas, and creative leadership will flourish.
The Kinnear Centre will support intensive learning opportunities for the thousands of artists and leaders who attend Centre programs and conferences every year. Its flexible learning spaces, state-of-the-art audiovisual systems, and generous informal meeting areas will draw participants together, and spark new dialogue and collaboration.
Official Opening Ceremony: Public Tours:
Saturday, July 24 Sunday, July 25, 2 - 5 p.m.
Monday, July 26
RCMP Musical Ride, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
One of Canada's most recognized icons, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Musical Ride, will be performing in Banff. The Musical Ride represents a colourful Canadian tradition. The troop of 32 horses and riders will perform a variety of cavalry drills choreographed to music. Working through a unique medium, they support the RCMP community policing efforts throughout Canada. Tickets ($15.00) are available at The Banff Centre box office, Ticketmaster or 403-762-6301. Location: Banff High School Grounds, 330 Banff Avenue.
Thursday, July 29
Afternoon Tea at Lake Louise, 3 to 5 p.m.
Go back in time: come and have tea with a 'local'; learn about Lake Louise's past and what to do while you're there from someone who lives in the hamlet. Enjoy Afternoon Tea (sandwiches, scones, pastries and beverage) with a local in costume from 3-5p.m. every Thursday in July and August
Reservations required. Book at 403.522.3791
Location: The Tea Cottage at Lake Louise Inn, 210 Village Road, Lake Louise
Friday, August 6 to Sunday, August 8
Banff Culture Weekend
After more than a century, Banff National Park continues to be a place of inspiration for artists, painters, photographers and sculptors. Our long-standing connection with arts and culture is highlighted at the fourth annual Banff Culture Weekend. The event provides locals and visitors with the opportunity to visit the area's most interesting historic and cultural attractions. This event combines three days of activities; Cinema Under the Stars, Banff Culture Walk, and Doors Open Banff. For more information, visit www.banffculturewalk.com
Grizzly! exhibition at The Whyte Museum
Grizzly! features the art of contemporary artists Dale Auger, Maureen Enns, Dwayne Harty, Dan Hudson, and Cathryn and Fran Jenkins. Other artworks, artifacts, and archival materials from the Whyte Museum's collection bring home the reality of our relationship with these beautiful and sometimes frightful creatures. From First Nations people to those of us living in the Canadian Rockies today, grizzly bears are a fact of life and symbol of the wild. The exhibition will touch upon bear-human conflict, wildlife management issues, and the impact of diminishing habitat and runs until October 11.
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About Banff Lake Louise Tourism
Banff Lake Louise Tourism is a destination marketing organization for the Town of Banff, Community of Lake Louise and Banff National Park. Supporting over 800 businesses, our mission is to engage visitors in unrivalled, remarkable experiences with our membership. General media inquiries, please contact Tulene Steiestol, Senior Manager, Travel Media Relations at 403.762.0290 or firstname.lastname@example.org. www.banfflakelouise.com.
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For further information: For further information: Tulene Steiestol, Senior Manager, Travel Media Relations, Office: 403-762-0290