Fall programming at Elk Island National Park

Gateway to the stars:

Dates: September 15, 22, 29 || October 6, 13
Time: 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Cost: $15 per person
Register: 780-922-5790
* Registration is strongly recommended; max of 25 participants

Experience the wonder of Elk Island’s night sky. In the heart of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve, escape the city and gaze upon the countless stars in our galaxy with a friendly park interpreter. Campfire, hot chocolate, and s'mores provided.

A few reminders:

  • Be prepared for an hour outdoors
  • Please bring blankets and/or lawn-chairs. Star-gazing works best when laying down. While seating will be provided, bringing your own blankets for the ground and for warmth will make your experience even better! Lawn-chairs and blankets work too
  • Refunds will not be given for poor weather. A substitute program will still be delivered if the stars are not visible or if the weather is poor. We’ll still have a good time around a fire at a beautiful National Park!

Bison eye view:

Dates: September 17 || October 1, 15
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: $20 per person
Register: 780-922-5790
* Registration is strongly recommended; max of 25 participants

Discover the legacy of bison conservation at Elk Island National Park. Embrace your inner bison and follow in the hoof prints of this great animal through the passages and gates of the handling facility. Campfire and light refreshments provided.

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