Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Parneet Calgary, Alberta

Fair address: Calgary Regional Heritage School Fair

Project: Banff National Park

Banff is a National Park reserved in 1885 by the federal government and is also Canada’s first established national park. It was discovered by railroad workers 1883 and knowing that tourist would soon come to visit Banff (which was known as “Rocky Mountain Park” at the time), the government decided to build the Banff Springs Hotel as well as a series of roads and bridges. It was around 1886 when Rocky Mountain Park’s name was changed to Banff National Park. Banff now covers an area of 6,641 square kilometers and around eight million people visit Banff annually.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

Something I learned that other Canadians should know about Banff National Park. One thing that I've learned is that for Canada's 150th birthday, Parks Canada is giving free admission for anyone wanting to visit any national park in Canada. Another thing is that Banff National Park is Canada’s first National Park. It has hot springs and the famous Lake Louise as well as wildflowers and wild animals and many things that might not even be discovered yet, hiding in the shadows and the tips of the Rockies.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

There are many things I learned about Banff while doing this project but one thing is that Banff’s hot springs are what was discovered was found first but, before I did this project, I always thought that Lake Louise was what was found first. The park was discovered by railroad workers while they were building the CPR train tracks. They discovered the Cave and Basin which are natural hot springs in 1883.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

The lives of people in the 1800s are a lot different than the lives of people now. Today, people visit many of Banff's attractions such as the mountains or the Cave and Basin, but back in the 1800s, the people would be living harder lives. Some would be working on the railroad or out in the valley hunting where Banff is now. Life was definitely different back then, then it is now but the one thing that hasn't changed is Banff's beauty.

  • Kylen G - 2017 Young Citizen

    Good job. Great timeline and amazing scenery!
    04/07/2017 3:45:16 PM

  • Amanpreet

    Great Job
    26/06/2017 9:29:52 AM

  • Jaspriya

    Well done puttar ji
    24/06/2017 5:25:33 PM

  • Kamal

    Amazing work. Best wishes
    24/06/2017 12:30:25 AM

  • Kamalpreet

    Good information parneet.. Best wishes
    24/06/2017 12:28:29 AM

  • Sukhwinder Singh Brar

    goog work...
    23/06/2017 8:57:23 PM

  • Gurinder Brar

    Excellent presentation... proud of your hard work
    23/06/2017 4:26:17 PM

  • Hardeep

    your video is so Awesome!!! Great job... hope you win..
    21/06/2017 10:57:09 PM

  • Ravneet

    Amazing project!!😛 I really like your video and trifold and model. The model is re one that stood out the most. Hope you win!! Gods luck!!
    21/06/2017 10:01:01 PM

  • Jasreet

    Amazing project and amazing video!!I've learned a lot of interesting things! :)
    17/06/2017 4:29:23 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.