Hours of operation

Elk Island National Park

Best Times to visit Elk Island National Park

Consider visiting the park during the week, in the early spring or during late fall. During these times visitors can still enjoy the park while avoiding the larger crowds. If you are planning a weekend trip, enjoy popular areas early in the day or in the evening.

Elk Island National Park is a great place to have an afternoon picnic, enjoy an evening campfire or see the Aurora Borealis in the dark of the night. Open and accessible to visitors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Elk Island is a must-see for anyone visiting the Edmonton area.

Although the park is open around the clock, some services and facilities are only open in the summer season during typical business hours.

Visitor Information Centre and Gift Shop

Elk Island National Park is open year-round. Located off Highway 16, the Wahkotowin Visitor Information Centre offers in-person shopping Monday to Sunday. 

May 19 to September 4, 2023
Open Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm;
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Hours subject to change. Please contact us for more information.

Phone number: 780-922-5790
Email address: pnelkisland-elkislandnp@pc.gc.ca

Astotin Theatre Interpretive Centre 

Weekends starting May 20, 2023
Open 10:30 am to 5:30 pm

Hours subject to change.

Astotin Lake Campground Kiosk

Located in the Astotin Lake Recreation area 

May 19 to October 9, 2023
Open daily from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Administration Office
Temporarily closed

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