Tour

Monday, October 3 

  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tour: The Palisades Stewardship Education Centre - SOLD OUT

Park staff will give a guided tour of a cultural landscape, the historic Palisades Stewardship Education Centre. The Palisades Centre is a collection of historic buildings that began in the late 1800's as a homestead. With a change in ownership in the 1930s, it became a ranch. Many of the buildings that were built at that time still exist today. In the early 1960s the Canadian Parks Service acquired the site and it became a training centre for employees of Parks Canada. More recently, the site is being transformed into a Stewardship Education Centre, hosting school groups and other organizations from Alberta and beyond. The site is located in a mixed grassland / aspen forest that is very characteristic of the montane ecoregion in Jasper and has a diversity of plants and animals. The area around the Palisades is also considered a cultural landscape and has a rich Indigenous history.

A bus will depart from the Jasper Park Lodge at 1:15pm and take registrants to the Palisades Centre.

A self guide hike will follow with the moderator at the Ole Fort Pointe. For those who do not wish to participate on the hike, the bus will drop you back off at the FJPL.

 

Map to Palisades Centre