Spread a blanket and gaze at a starry sky undiluted by city light, or tour behind the scenes at a bison handling facility and learn how this magnificent animal was brought back from near extinction. Elk Island National Park is not only an important refuge for bison, elk and more than 250 bird species, but is also an oasis of calm for day picnickers and overnight campers alike.


  • Bison eye view

    Discover the legacy of bison conservation at Elk Island National Park

  • ​Bison traffic jam

    Smell the bison and listen to the soft grunts and lion-like roars of the rutting males, just metres away—all from the safety of your vehicle.

  • Gateway to the stars

    In the heart of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve, escape the city and gaze upon the countless stars in our galaxy with a friendly park interpreter

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