Elk Island National Park

Cross Country skiing on Astotin Lake
Cross Country skiing on Astotin Lake
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Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-country skiing is a great way to experience Elk Island National Park. The park trails are multi use and may be used by other visitors for other activities such as hiking or snowshoeing. Trails are not track set or groomed for skiing.
Track set trails can be found at nearby Strathcona Wilderness Centre (780-922-3939) and Cooking Lake Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area (780-922-4676)


Snowshoeing in Elk Island National Park
Snowshoeing in Elk Island National Park
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Snowshoeing

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. 

Share the trail

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


Bull Elk
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Spotting wildlife in Elk Island National Park can be easier during the winter months. Visit the wildlife viewing page to find out how.

Trail Condition Report 
Visitor Safety