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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 - Fall 2015 

  • 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)  Good
Shirley Lake (10.5 km loop)  Good
Amisk Wuche Trail (2.5 km loop)  Good
Beaver Pond Trail (3.5 km loop)  Good
Wood Bison Trail (16 km loop )  Good
Simmons (3.5 km loop)  Good
Moss Lake Trail (13 km loop)  Good
Lakeview Trail (3.5 km loop)  Good
Tawayik Lake Trail (16.5 km loop)  Good

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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