• 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)  May 8, 2019 Mainly dry in good condition.
Shirley Lake (10.5 km loop)  April 17, 2019 Mainly dry in good condition.
Amisk Wuche Trail (2.5 km loop)  May 31, 2019 Mainly dry in good condition.
Beaver Pond Trail (3.5 km loop)  May 31, 2019 Mainly dry in good condition.
Wood Bison Trail (16 km loop )  May 8, 2019 Mainly dry in good condition.
Simmons (3.5 km loop)  May 31, 2019 Mainly dry in good condition.
Moss Lake Trail (13 km loop)  May 21, 2019 Mainly dry in good condition.
Lakeview Trail (3.5 km loop)  May 31, 2019 Mainly dry in good condition.
Tawayik Lake Trail (16.5 km loop)  May 30, 2019 Mainly dry in good condition.
Shoreline Trail (6 km loop)  May 31, 2019 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.