Things to do
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.
Listen to the crunch of untouched snow underfoot and watch for the delicate prints of traveling wildlife while roaming more than 80 km of trails. Snowshoe rentals are available.
Navigate the sky of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve. Visitors are welcome to take in the splendour of the park at all times of the night.
Lace up skates and enjoy a winter wonderland while gliding over Astotin Lake. Enjoy a peaceful loop around Archer Island or bring friends for a game of pond hockey.