Into the Wild

The Into the Wild program is an outdoor, nature-based program for Grades K to 4. Tracking, learning to cook, crafting and developing outdoor skills will all be elements in fostering and building the child’s relationship to the outdoors. 

Note: program participants will be outdoors for the large majority of the program hours. Please ensure your child has appropriate outdoor clothing for any weather conditions.

Meet and pick up Locations

Meet the instructor in the field on the Moose St. side of Banff Elementary School.  

Parents will pick up students from Protection Shelter in the Recreation Grounds. 

Kindergarten students on Friday mornings to be dropped off and picked up at Protection Shelter in the Recreation Grounds. Drop off is between 8:30-9:00 and pick up is between 11:00 – 11:30.  

If you need to reach the instructor for special instructions, if your child is not coming to the program, or an early pick up is required, please call 403.497.4693.

children walking in snow covered football field
child in snowshoe


Please call 403-762-1251 or email to register for Into the Wild. 

A program waiver and registration form must be submitted prior to your child’s attendance at the program and can be found here or at Forms and waivers can be submitted via email to  or the after-hours drop box at the front of Banff Town Hall- 110 Bear Street.

If you have further questions regarding Into the Wild, please call 403.762.1251 or email


Protection Shelter at the Recreation Grounds 

Program Hours:

Mondays to Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. Grades 1-4

Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Kindergarten (until end of November then every second Friday) 


Monday – Thursday,  3–6 p.m. $21

Kindergarten Friday 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $21 (every Friday until November 27, then only on half day Fridays)