• Trails are cleared of fallen trees periodically.    
  • For more information or to report trail blockages please contact Elk Island National Park Visitor Information Centre.
  • Indoor washrooms are available at the Astotin Theatre and Visitor Information Centre 24 hours a day.
Trail  Date cleared Comments
Hayburger (10km loop)  January 6, 2019 Snow covered / variable conditions.
Shirley Lake (10.5 km loop)  November 20, 2018 Snow covered / variable conditions.
Amisk Wuche Trail (2.5 km loop)  November 19, 2018 Snow covered / variable conditions.
Beaver Pond Trail (3.5 km loop)  November 19, 2018 Snow covered / variable conditions.
Wood Bison Trail (16 km loop )  September 15, 2018 Snow covered / variable conditions.
Simmons (3.5 km loop)  November 20, 2018 Snow covered / variable conditions.
Moss Lake Trail (13 km loop)  January 7, 2019 Snow covered / variable conditions.
Lakeview Trail (3.5 km loop)  November 19, 2018 Snow covered / variable conditions.
Tawayik Lake Trail (16.5 km loop)  September 25, 2018 Snow covered / variable conditions.
Shoreline Trail (6 km loop)  November 20, 2018 Snow-covered paved trail in good condition.

Park entry permits are required year round. Obtain a one-day pass from the permit kiosk at the South Gate, Visitor Information Centre, or the Park Administration Building.

Emergencies:

  • For incidents involving wildlife call Parks Canada Dispatch 1-877-852-3100. Response times may vary
  • In case of an emergency dial 911
  • Hospitals are located in Lamont and Fort Saskatchewan. The Lamont Hospital closes at 8:00 pm; after-hours emergencies must be taken to Fort Saskatchewan

Other resources:

It is illegal to feed, entice or disturb any wildlife in a national park. Violators may be charged, be required to appear in court, and could pay fines up to $25 000.
To report offenses call Parks Canada Dispatch: 1-877-852-3100.