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Professional Interpreter Course, Canmore, May 20-25, 2020

Price: $649.00 + gst / Member Price: $649.00 + gst

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Course Details


  • All classroom sessions TBA
  • Field trips in Banff on day 2 and day 5 (please note you will need a valid national parks pass for these field trips).

Course Cost: $649 plus GST

Course Schedule:

Day 1: 

  • Fundamentals of Interpretation Lecture (9:00 am – 5:30 pm)

Day 2:

  • Park Management, Ecological & Cultural Integrity Classroom and Field Trip Sessions. This day will be spent in Banff. Meet at Cave and Basin. (8:30 am – 4:30 pm). A valid parks pass will be required.

Day 3:

  • Morning: Interpretation workshop (9:00 am – 1:00 pm).
  • Afternoon: History and Climate Change in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site (2:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Day 4: 

  • Geology and  Ecology of the Canadian Rockies Lecture (9:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Day 5: Geology and Ecology Field Trip - Different Areas of Banff (9:00 am - 5:00 pm). A valid parks pass will be required.

Day 6: Interpretation Workshop (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)

This course is designed for those individuals who have experience working as guides in the Canadian Rockies. It goes much deeper into the material than the Apprentice Interpreter Course. You may find the IGA How to Interpret and Natural and Cultural History of the Canadian Rockies handbooks helpful in preparing for this course. You can purchase them here

Please note: This is only a course. In order to become accredited as a Professional Interpreter, you must pass the oral and written exams. In order to take both exams, you must qualify with enough hours of experience and expertise. You will be emailed a copy of the Professional Interpreter application package when you register and pay for this course. Please read through it to find out if you qualify to take the exams. Exams will take place in December, January, Feb, May, June and September each year. Exams each cost an additional $75 plus GST. Please email with your completed application package if you are interested in taking these two exams and make sure to book an exam date at that time.