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Elk Island National Park

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Three bison walk in the frosty meadow next to the bison loop road in Elk Island National Park.
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Skating


A visitor skating on Astotin Lake in Elk Island National
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Skate around an Island

Skating loop open throughout February 2016

Ready for a unique way to soak in winter’s enchantment with your loved ones this Valentine’s Day and Family Day? Add skating around an island to your winter bucket list! Bundle up, pack a thermos and head out to the Astotin Lake Area in Elk Island National Park. There you can access a skating track that will lead you along the shoreline before whisking you out to and around Archer Island.

In the true Canadian spirit? Bring your friends out for a game of pond hockey as a rink is also being maintained. Up for a little more adventure? Don your headlamps and go for skate under the starry skies of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve.

See you on the ice!

Skating is just one of the winter activities you can enjoy in Elk Island National Park. Visit our winter adventures page for more ideas on how to enjoy our snowy months!

For more information contact the Elk Island National Park Visitor Centre.

Elk Island National Park Early Bird Annual Pass!

Purchase your early bird annual pass and save 20% off Local Annual Entry Fees! Early Bird Passes are available for purchase from December 1, 2015 until March 31, 2016.

National park fees, collected year round, are reinvested into the quality services and facilities you enjoy, such as picnic tables, hibachis, trails and boardwalks.

Purchase your annual pass at the Administration Office.
Early bird form available here. (pdf, 111kb)

Contact Us
Elk Island National Park
Site 4, R.R.#1
Fort Saskatchewan, AB
Canada
T8L 2N7

Tel (Information): 780- 922-5790
Fax: 780-992-2951
Email: elk.island@pc.gc.ca

Elk Island National Park Campground Reservations Begin January 15, 2016


A group enjoys the Astotin Lake Campground in Elk Island National Park.
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Start planning your next camping trip now!

To make it easier to plan your experiences, campground reservations for Elk Island National Park will now be available beginning at 08:00 on January 15, 2016.

For more information please visit Parks Canada’s Planning Your Visit, Reservation Service webpage.

Winter Bucket List


Download the Elk Island National Park " Winter Bucket List.”
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Winter is part of being Canadian and Elk Island National Park is a great place to discover some of the best things our Canadian winters have to offer! Check out the “Winter Bucket List” (pdf, 128 kb) for a few great ways to enjoy winter fun at Elk Island National Park.