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The Marmot Learning Centre

The Marmot Learning Centre

The Marmot Learning Centre offers a technology-rich on-hill classroom where a variety of presentations add relevant educational components to the visitor experience. The centre was created in conjunction with Parks Canada Agency, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division and Marmot Basin. Together, we are working to foster opportunities for youth to engage in lifelong mountain recreation pursuits, in particular winter outdoor activities as appropriate in national parks, and to cultivate stewards for the future of Canada’s protected heritage areas.

Active Learning Programs

At the Marmot Learning Centre we offer active learning sessions to get your students connected with the outdoors! The following 45 minute sessions are delivered by Parks Canada. Visit The Marmot Learning Centre website for more details.

Learn the basics of avalanche awareness and stay safe in the mountains. Find out what resources are available and what equipment is essential for companion rescue.

Winter Work
Love the idea of working in the mountains in the winter but don't know what's available? Listen to stories of the people who have worked at marmot and how they made it happen. Investigate winter career pathways and participate in an activity related to your own future path.

Emergency Situations
Identify the hazards involved in winter travel and find out how to manage the risks and help yourself and others if things go wrong.

Into the Wild- Share the Valley
Understand the challenges of sharing this mountain landscape with nature. Find out how we protect species at risk in the alpine eco-zone.

Find it Outside
Discover how strategies like adventuring, mindfulness, and storytelling can help you kick the blues and up your mood.​

For any inquiries, please contact Education Coordinator centrepalisades@pc.gc.ca