Activities and experiences

Elk Island National Park

Fill your cups with hot chocolate and look up at the stars or go behind the scenes of bison conservation at a bison handling facility. Elk Island National Park offers something for everyone looking to connect with the natural world around them, from day picnickers to overnight campers.

A young man looks out of his tent while a women reads a book at Oster Lake Backcountry Campground in Elk Island National Park.


Enjoy the nostalgia of camping in the very heart of Elk Island National Park.

Three bison in the grassland


Celebrate over a century of bison conservation in Elk Island National Park.

Visitors capture pictures of bison from a safe distance... Elk Island National Park

Wildlife watching

Keep an eye out for wildlife!

A couple captures photographs from the Living Waters Boardwalk... Elk Island National Park


Enjoy a hike on a park trail!

A Parks Canada interpreter shows visitors a bison skull... Elk Island National Park

Tours and programs

Guided tours, programs, workshops, and learning experiences.

A couple a silhouetted while standing on a dock watching a sunset at Astotin Lake in Elk Island National Park.


Astotin Lake offers a peaceful lakeside setting for your next picnic or family outing.


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