Spread a blanket and gaze at a starry sky undiluted by city light, or tour behind the scenes at a bison handling facility and learn how this magnificent animal was brought back from near extinction. Elk Island National Park is not only an important refuge for bison, elk and more than 250 bird species, but is also an oasis of calm for day picnickers and overnight campers alike.


  • Hiking

    Watch for wildlife as you explore over 80km of trails

  • Stargazing

    Navigate the sky of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve; without the glow of city lights around you’ll see more than you knew existed

  • Picnic

    Everything tastes better when you eat it outside! Bring along your picnic basket and enjoy a family gathering and an outdoor meal at one of the many picnic sites located throughout the park

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