Elk Island National Park

Like the explorers of the past, snowshoeing is a great way to discover the winter wonders of Elk Island National Park. Snowshoers are welcome to explore any trail in the park. Please preserve the trails for other users by snowshoeing beside the existing ski tracks, not on them.

Bring snowshoes from home or rent snowshoes at the Astotin Lake Campground kiosk daily from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.

Share the trail

Elk Island National Parks trails are multi use and shared by both snowshoers and skiers alike. Snowshoers avoid walking on ski tracks and skiers leave space for snowshoers by skiing to one side of the trail. Thank you.

Thin ice may exist anywhere on water bodies, at any time, in the winter season. Assess ice thickness and never go onto ice alone. Water vapour above the ice, or creaking and cracking noises, indicate weak ice. The Canadian Red Cross recommends an ice thickness of at least 15 cm for walking and skating safely; the thicker the ice, the better.


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