Elk Island National Park

Elk Island National Park is a protected wildlife sanctuary in Alberta, Canada, featuring mixed-grass prairie, aspen parkland, and wetlands. The park is home to bison, elk, deer, beavers, and many other species of wildlife.

At Elk Island National Park, you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities.

Hiking: You can explore the park's many trails. There are 15 trails ranging from easy to difficult.

Canoeing and Kayaking: Elk Island National Park has two canoeing and kayaking routes. The Beaver Pond Route and the Astotin Lake Route.

Fishing: You can fish in Astotin Lake and Beaver Pond in the park. A valid Alberta fishing licence is required.

Camping: The park offers camping sites for tent camping as well as RV camping.

Wildlife Viewing: Elk Island National Park is home to a variety of wildlife including bison, moose, deer, beavers and many more. You can explore the park on foot or by car and see the wildlife in their natural habitat.

Picnicking: There are picnic sites throughout the park where you can enjoy a meal or a snack with family and friends.

Bird Watching: Elk Island National Park is a great spot for bird watching. The park is home to over 250 species of birds.

Cross-Country Skiing: The park offers a variety of trails for cross-country skiing.

Snowshoeing: You can explore the park's trails on snowshoes.

Cycling: The park is a great spot for cycling with several trails that are suitable for all levels of riders.

Stargazing: Elk Island National Park is a great spot for stargazing as it has minimal light pollution.

How to get to Elk Island National Park

Facilities at Elk Island National Park

  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing & Kayaking
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cycling
  • Stargazing
  • Picnicking