June 1, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Elk Island National Park is the centre of bison conservation in Canada. Elk Island’s disease-free bison continue to contribute to populations of plains and wood bison all across North America and the world.

Join us with family and friends to commemorate this success story through the themes of conservation and culture.

Visitor Centre

  • 11:00 a.m. Pre-event experience: Through the Storm book launch at the Visitor information Centre
  • 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bison Backstage at the barn

Bison Loop

  • 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bison on the landscape

Astotin Beach

  • 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Voyageur Canoe rides

Astotin Recreation Area

  • 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Build a Bison & Bison Survivin’
  • 12:00 p.m. Frog Lake First Nation dancing
  • 1:00 p.m. Learn to Jig
  • 2:00 p.m. Frog Lake First Nation dancing
  • 3:00 p.m. Learn to Jig

Astotin Theatre

  • 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Past and Present: Parks Canada’s Bison Conservation Journey
    • Speaker 1: Jennifer Brower, author of Lost Tracks: Buffalo National Park, 1909-1939, covering the “Past”
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Past and Present: Parks Canada’s Bison Conservation Journey
    • Speaker 2: Pinette Robinson, Conservation and Restoration Project Manager with Parks Canada, covering the “Present”

On busy weekends, allow for extra time to get through park gates. Consider entering the park through the North Gate on Highway 831 south of Lamont (off Hwy 15).

Event is free with paid entry