A Proud Part of Grande Yellowhead Public School Division

You're Coming! Now What?

What to expect?

  • All of your regular school rules apply at the Palisades and respectful conduct is required.
  • You will be active all day.
  • You will be working in groups of 10-20 for much of the time.
  • You will spend most time outside.
  • You will be responsible for all of you own food while staying here.
  • NOTE: All bedding and towels are provided!

Wildlife Safety

  • Be prepared: While on site, you may encounter wildlife.
  • Review this link so you know what to do: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/jasper/securite-safety/faune-wildlife
  • Garbage: Please do not litter or leave empty drink containers or dishes around the grounds; the smell attracts bears.
  • Bear-proof garbage bins are located by the Bunkhouse and the Bullpen.


  • The water is safe to drink and tested daily.
  • Please bring reusable water bottles.
  • Please do not bring single use water bottles.


  • Bring your own snacks, marshmallows, etc
  • Snacks are not to be stored in rooms. There is communal storage in the Den and Bunkhouse.


  • Free WiFi is available on the Palisades network, and no password is required.
  • WiFi is not available in all locations; the best places are in the Den, the Barn and the Garage.


  • Please drop off your luggage to your room, then park outside the main gate.
  • The Palisades roads are narrow and emergency vehicles need access in case of fire or medical emergencies.

Fire Pits

  • Guests are welcome to enjoy a small fire in the fire pits.
  • Please remove all food, dishes, cans and bottles.
  • Before leaving the fire pit, be sure the fire is completely extinguished. Full water buckets or a hose should be available at the fire pit at all times.


  • Recommended smoking areas are on the lawn between the Saddleshop and Bunkhouse, or at the fire pits.
  • Please dispose of cigarette butts in the smoking stands located by the buildings.
  • Please do not smoke within 5 metres (15 feet) of doorways or windows, and smoking inside buildings is prohibited.
  • Consuming cannabis or cannabis products is prohibited within the grounds.