Profile Last Updated: December 22, 2008
There's just something about Banff and Jasper that seems to be conducive to fast friendships. It could be all that fresh mountain air, the distance from the habitual environs of home, or the challenges of being in the wilderness. Whatever it is, it has led to the development of a large group of volunteers who proudly call themselves "Friends of Banff National Park."
Friends Like These
These "Friends" consider themselves to be ambassadors of Canadian heritage, and carry out a variety of activities with the aim of bringing the worlds of the wild and the worlds of the mild a little closer together. They run 101.1 FM Park Radio, Banff’s very own radio station. They offer information such as weather and trail reports, they also create an extensive range of safety messages, historical vignettes, and documentaries.
Buy a Bear Save A Park
Banff has over 4.5 million visitors a year, which means an opportunity to have them buy a souvenir and help keep the park beautiful. ‘The Bear & The Butterfly’ Store sells products that related to nature, and the monies raised go to educational programs.
Take Note: If you want to get involved, just call. You can write scripts for their radio programs or perhaps help educate visitors to the park.