Coronavirus (COVID-19): Parks Canada has temporarily suspended all visitor services at Elk Island National Park until further notice.

Elk Island National Park is a great place to have an afternoon picnic, enjoy an evening campfire or see the Aurora Borealis in the dark of the night. Open and accessible to visitors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Elk Island is a must-see for anyone visiting the Edmonton area.

Although the park is open around the clock, some services and facilities are only open in the summer season during typical business hours.

Visitor Information Centre and Gift Shop

Temporarily closed

Located off Highway 16

Telephone: 780-922-5790

  • May 14 to October 12, 2020 open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • October 14, 2019 to May long weekend 2020 open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Astotin Theatre Interpretive Centre

Temporarily closed
  • The Astotin Theatre is open July to September long weekend daily from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • September 3, 2019 to March 31, 2020 open Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Astotin Lake Campground

Temporarily closed
Administration Office

Located near the West gate (off Township Road 544)

  • Open 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. year-round, Monday to Friday. Closed statutory holidays.