Elk Island National Park


Elk Island National Park visitors sit on a log and take a break while hiking the Hayburger Trail.
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Trail Condition Report

  • Spring Conditions exist. Most trails will have wet and muddy sections.
  • Trails are cleared of fallen trees periodically.
  • Spring flooding may occur in low lying areas or near beaver ponds. In some cases temporary trail closures may be required.
  • For more information or to report trail blockages please contact Elk Island National Park Visitor Information.
  • Indoor washrooms are available at the Astotin Theatre and Visitor Centre 24 hours a day.
Trail Comments
Hayburger (10km loop) Spring Conditions. Wet/muddy sections.
Shirley Lake (10.5 km loop) Spring Conditions. Wet/muddy sections.
Amisk Wuche Trail (2.5 km loop) Spring Conditions. Wet/muddy sections.
Beaver Pond Trail (3.5 km loop) Spring Conditions. Wet/muddy sections.
Wood Bison Trail (16 km loop ) Spring Conditions. Wet/muddy sections.
Simmons (3.5 km loop) Spring Conditions. Wet/muddy sections.
Moss Lake Trail (13 km loop) Spring Conditions. Wet/muddy sections.
Lakeview Trail (3.5 km loop) Spring Conditions. Wet/muddy sections.
Tawayik Lake Trail (16.5 km loop) Spring Conditions. Wet/muddy sections.

Park entry permits are required year round. Obtain your one-day pass from the permit kiosk at the south or north entries.

Safety

  • Use caution when skiing / snowshoeing on lakes or ponds. Areas of thin ice exist on water bodies throughout the park.
  • Weather patterns can change quickly, please be prepared.
  • Keep your distance from wildlife and make noise while on the trails.
  • Watch for deadfall and slippery or broken boardwalk.
  • Trails are not patrolled, please ensure you are self-reliant.
  • Protect your pet and park wildlife by keeping your dog on a leash.
  • Please respect area and trail closures.
  • Do not rely on your cell/satellite phone to get you out of trouble. Coverage is variable throughout the Park.
  • You are responsible for your own safety and proper trip planning.

More information:

  • Email Us at elk.island@pc.gc.ca
  • Telephone: 780.992.5790
  • Emergencies: RCMP/Fire/Ambulance: 911
  • 24-hour emergency line: 1-877-852-3100
  • Fort Saskatchewan RCMP: 780.992.6100

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