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Interpretive Programs

Friends of Jasper National Park. This group's excellent summer offerings include a junior naturalist program, birding tours, hiking tours, and historical walks. At the information center shop, you can borrow a Friends hiking kit with binoculars, maps, and first-aid and other materials. Jasper Information Centre, 500 Connaught Dr., Jasper National Park, Alberta, T0E 1E0. 780/852–4767; www.friendsofjasper.com. Free.

Jasper Planetarium. The planetarium has the largest telescope in the Canadian Rockies. In the planetarium dome, an astronomy expert conducts an interactive tour of the night sky. 86 Connaught Dr., Jasper, Alberta, T0E1E0. 888/786–3641; 780/852–4056; www.jasperplanetarium.ca. C$20.

Parks Canada Interpretive Programs. Park interpretive activities include campground sing-alongs, wildlife presentations, aboriginal programs, and guided hikes. Many events take place on Patricia Street at the Jasper Heritage Fire Hall. 414 Patricia St., Jasper, Alberta, T0E1E0. 780/852–6176; www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/jasper/activ.aspx. Free.

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