Interpretive programs

Develop a deeper connection just outside Alberta’s capital city. Parks Canada interpreters will help you create memories and inspire connections to Elk Island National Park through a variety of daily programming. We engage, entertain, and educate, while helping you experience all Elk Island has to offer.

  • Feel a fuzzy bison pelt
  • Travel back in time with archaeological activities that bring history to life
  • Discover a new world by peering into the underwater world off our living boardwalk or staring up in wonder at a starry night sky
  • Get hands on and experience Indigenous culture with Cree crafting workshops
  • Our interpretive programs run daily throughout July and August, with limited programming in June, September, and December through February.

Check out our Calendar of Events 

Elk Island National Park is the perfect place to experience the stars and planets above. Join us to experience the wonders of the night sky!

Winter Programming

Snowshoe and Stargaze:

Come take part in two unique experiences at Elk Island National Park: snowshoeing and stargazing! Please check Dark Sky Experiences for more information.

Private programming

Interested in bringing your employees, youth group, or even conference members out to explore Elk Island? Parks Canada interpreters are enthusiastic and knowledgeable and have a number of paid programs ready for groups!

Contact Elk Island’s Interpretation Team for more information.

Teachers: Be sure to visit our School Programs page.