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Immerse yourself in the history, culture and present-day life of bison at Elk Island National Park. Plan your family vacation around a festival celebrating the culture, cuisine and conservation of the iconic animal. Experience first-hand how behind-the-scenes staff handle and care for these magnificent animals. Shut your eyes and imagine the lives of these wild beasts as you breathe in the scent of bison just metres from your open car window.
Celebrate the iconic beast of the West at the Bison Festival, dive into water sports at Paddlefest, celebrate Canada Day in the park or devote a day to all things celestial at the annual Star Party.
Bison Backstage Tour
Get a better understanding of bison and the expert staff who ensure their survival with your VIP backstage pass to the Elk Island National Park bison handling facility. Hands-on activities ensure a memorable experience.
Bison Traffic Jam
Shut your eyes and imagine the heart-pounding exhilaration of the traditional aboriginal hunt as you 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.
Reserve your campsite!
1-877-RESERVE (737- 3783)