Last summer we spent a lot of time exploring our National Parks both here in Alberta and into British Columbia. I was worried some of it might get a bit boring for our young children, and was pleasantly surprised at how much fun they had being in the great outdoors and discovering everything the parks had to offer.
While staying in and touring Banff, one great discovery we made was the Parks Canada Xplorers program. Geared towards kids, this program is based around completing a number of tasks in a free activity booklet and earning a collectible souvenir for your effort. The booklets are available from the front gates, campgrounds or information centers and are filled with fun kid based activities such as spot the difference or word searches that relate specifically to tourist sites in the area.