Elk Island National Park
Experience the rolling hills, glassy lakes, and star-filled skies of Elk Island National Park, a UNESCO designated Biosphere Reserve just 35 minutes east of Edmonton. Look for herds of bison, elk or one of more than 250 bird species that call this special place home.
Visiting Elk Island National Park
Things to do, trails, tours, programs, volunteering, camping, wildlife watching and more
How to get here, local attractions, hours of operation, museum, facilities and services.
Types of accommodations, oTENTiks and nearby accommodations.
Guided tours, programs, workshops, and learning experiences.
Reservations for campsites, passes and Official merchandise
Daily visitor fees, camping and program fees, and more. Free admission for youth.
Important bulletins, trail conditions, weather, seasonal safety, and park regulations.
Follow these tips to enjoy each bison encounter safely at Elk Island National Park
All Parks Canada places are ‘no drone zones’ for recreational use
About Elk Island National Park
Conservation and science, animals, plants, the environment, and research
History, culture, cultural landscape, designation information.
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Contact Elk Island National Park
1-888-773-8888 (toll free)
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Hours of operation
Elk Island National Park is open daily all year round. Some services and facilities are open only during the summer season.
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