schoolwebGlenbow Ranch Park Foundation school programs help your students shine!

From hands-on learning that comes directly to your school to park field trips that reveal the wonder of Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, the Foundation can help you and your students get the most out of your school year! Built on a unique relationship with Alberta Parks, Glenbow Ranch Parks Foundation provides all visitor services at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. This includes school programs.

Discover Grasslands

Discover Grasslands programs are mobile and come directly to your classroom. Some field programs are also available at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. Let us introduce your class to the diverse world of Alberta’s native grasslands! Together, we’ll find answers to a number of questions.

  • What makes up a grassland?
  • What is fescue and why is it important?
  • What life does a grassland support?
  • Why are our grasslands at risk?
  • What is being done to rehabilitate them?

Through hands-on exploration, students discover the secrets hidden within Alberta’s grasslands. They leave armed with a completed workbook and the knowledge to act as stewards for our grasslands. Discover Grasslands is currently being provided for Grade 4 students, and programs for Grade 6 and 7 are under development. The programs directly addresses topics in the Science and Social Studies curricula. For program inquiries and bookings, please email or call (403) 479-3991. For the most current version of the programs brochure, please click HERE.

Discover Archaeology

Discover Archaeology Programs are a great way to excite your students, from K through Grade 6, about the wonders of the past! These programs come directly to your school with innovative, interactive archaeological programs for kindergarten to grade 6 students. Discover Archaeology has been developed by a professional archaeologist with years of real-world archaeological experience. The program provides students with a fantastic opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the past cultures and people who have shaped Alberta. Delivered by University of Calgary graduates, the program materials are cutting-edge. Your students can learn from the scientists who define history in Alberta and beyond. Each grade contains curriculum-linked content. The Discover Archaeology programs for Division One (Kindergarten through Grade 3) introduce students to different cultural perspectives, eras, and archaeological methodologies. Division Two programs directly addresses topics in the grades 4, 5, and 6 Social Studies curricula, and in the grade 6 Science curriculum. Program options include half and full-day programs. For program bookings, email or call 403-479-3991. For the most current version of the programs brochure, please click HERE. For descriptions of the hands-on activities provided for each grade, please click HERE.

Contact Us

FOR PROGRAMS: 403-851-9053 or

SnailMail: 255001 Glenbow Road

Cochrane, Alberta T4C 0B7

Phone: 403-851-9053



Park Hours                                                                                                                                                                     The park is open for your enjoyment Sunrise to Sunset every day of the year.

Visitor Information Centre                                                                                                                                       Open 11:00 am to 3:00 pm* on weekends over the fall and winter pending volunteer availability:

*During inclement weather, or when the road conditions on Glenbow Road are impassable for cars, the centre will remain closed.

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