Management Planning

Parks Canada is updating the current management plan for Elk Island National Park. The plan was last updated in 2011. Learn more about the plan review process and opportunities for Indigenous and public involvement.

What is a management plan?

A management plan is a public that identifies the park management priorities over the next ten years. The plan sets out a long term vision, and objectives for achieving the vision.

The management plan includes topics such as: protecting natural and cultural resources, Indigenous participation in park management, facilitating visitor experiences and working with park neighbours.


Consultation with Indigenous peoples and the Canadian public is a requirement in the development of National Park management plans. The perspectives of Canadians can help make the plan stronger and more relevant. All comments received during the development of the new plan will be considered.

An initial phase of consultation occurred in 2021 with Indigenous persons and park stakeholders. Input is being considered as the draft plan is being developed, and a draft management plan will be ready for broad consultation in Winter 2022.

Have your say!

Your feedback can help shape the final management plan.

2011 Management Plan

Parks Canada staff worked with partners, interest groups and the general public helped to shape the development of the new management plan. Consultations concluded in 2011.

Hyperabundant Ungulate Management Plan

What we heard

Elk Island National Park processed all the feedback received on the development of a 10 year management plan for maintaining healthy ungulate populations to preserve forest growth, rangeland health, and to ensure visitor safety.

Hyperabundant Ungulate Management Plan – “What we heard” (PDF 238 Kb)

Parks Managers and staff are currently working to finalise the Hyperabundant Ungulate Management Plan.

Contact 780-922-5790 or for more information.