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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

  • Trails are cleared of fallen trees periodically.    
  • 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)  Winter conditions.
Shirley Lake (10.5 km loop)  Winter conditions.
Amisk Wuche Trail (2.5 km loop)  Winter conditions.
Beaver Pond Trail (3.5 km loop)  Winter conditions.
Wood Bison Trail (16 km loop )  Winter conditions.
Simmons (3.5 km loop)  Winter conditions.
Moss Lake Trail (13 km loop)  Winter conditions.
Lakeview Trail (3.5 km loop)  Winter conditions.
Tawayik Lake Trail (16.5 km loop)  Winter conditions.
Shoreline Trail (6 km loop)  Rough terrain due to summer construction.

Park entry permits are required year round. Obtain your one-day pass from the permit kiosk at the south Entrance, Visitor Centre, or Park Administration Building.


  • 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
  • Telephone: 780.922.5790
  • Emergencies: RCMP/Fire/Ambulance: 911
  • 24-hour emergency line: 1-877-852-3100
  • Fort Saskatchewan RCMP: 780.992.6100

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