host picture

  |
Bookmark and Share

Parks Canada honours thousands who helped build parks

campscollage.jpg
(courtesy Parks Canada - Glenbow Archives)

Parks Canada opens a new exhibit Thursday at Banff's Cave and Basin Historic Site.
   
The Cave and Basin is known as the birthplace of Canada's National Parks system and the first hot springs in Banff.

But what's lesser known is that more than eight-thousand people, most of them European, were held in internment camps across Canada and hundreds of those were housed at camps near the hot springs during the First World War.

Steve Malins is with Parks Canada.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.