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Elk Island National Park

Hours of Operation

Elk Island is a great place to photograph bison at sunrise, have an afternoon picnic, enjoy an evening campfire or see the Aurora Borealis in the dark of the night. Elk Island National Park is open and accessible to visitors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

Although the park is open around the clock, some services and facilities are only open in the summer season during typical business hours. Listed below are the hours of operations for facilities at Elk Island National Park.

Elk Island National Park day passes can be purchased from automated payment machines located at the park gates when gates are not staffed or facilities are closed.

Visitor Centre and Gift Shop
Located by the South Gate
Open 9:30 am to 4:30 pm daily
Tel: 780-922-5790

Astotin Theatre Interpretive Centre
Located in the Astotin Lake Area
Open 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, July through August
Tel: (780)992-6832

Astotin Lake Campground
Located in the Astotin Lake Area
Open May through October (dates may vary with weather)
To reserve a campsite, call the Parks Canada Campsite Reservation System at 1- 877-737-3783.

Astotin Lake Group Camping
Located in the Astotin Lake Area
Open May through September
Tel: 780-922-5790. Call to reserve.

Oster Lake Group Campground
Open May through October
Tel: (780) 922-5790. Call to reserve.

Administration Office
Located near the West gate (off Township Road 544) 
Open 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm year-round, Monday to Friday. Closed statutory holidays.
Tel: (780)922-2950.

Map of Elk Island National Park