Parks Canada would like everyone visiting Elk Island National Park to enjoy the park in a safe manner that respects the experience of other visitors and preserves the park environment. For this reason some activities have been prohibited within Elk Island National Park.

The following are some examples of prohibited activities in Elk Island National Park:

  • Causing excessive noise or other kind of disturbance
  • Camping without a permit or exceeding the stay limit
  • Hunting or disturbing wildlife
  • Being in the possession of a firearm* unless the firearm is unloaded and in a case.
  • Feeding or attracting wildlife
  • Motorized off-road travelling
  • Collecting natural (e.g. wildflowers, antlers, mushrooms, berries) or cultural objects (eg. arrowheads)
  • Failing to have a domestic animal (e.g. dog, cat) under physical control at all times.
  • Flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs / Drones and other radio controlled aircraft).
  • Using a metal detector

Please be aware that this is not a comprehensive list of all national park regulations. For additional information about legislation within national parks, please visit the Parks Canada Acts and Regulations webpage.

Other useful links:

  • Elk Island National Park Camping Regulations
  • Visit the Important Bulletins page for information on liquor bans and temporary area closures as well as important travel and safety information.

* Please note: that the definition of firearm under the National Parks of Canada Wildlife Regulations means any weapon from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged and cause injury or death to wildlife (e.g. slingshots, pellet guns, handmade bows).