Accessible facilities

The Astotin Theatre, Visitor Information Centre and most park washrooms are wheelchair accessible.

There are paved paths in the Astotin Lake Area that offer beautiful views of the lake. Shoreline trail is also paved. Parts of the trail are flat but there are also several steep hills.

Beaches

Enjoy the sun or a picnic right next to Astotin Lake. Although Astotin Lake is not the best swimming lake, the beach offers other enjoyable beach activities; playing in the sand, watching shore birds or dip netting for aquatic bugs!

Gift shop

Elk Island National Park souvenirs and official Parks Canada merchandise are available at Visitor Information Centre.

Information

Located just inside the park off Highway 16, the Elk Island Visitor Information Centre offers visitors a place to discover the wonders of Elk Island National Park. Curious about a bird sound Wondering how fast a bison can run? Visit Astotin Theatre for programming and information on Elk Island National Park’s natural and cultural heritage.

Interpretive theatre

Located in the Astotin Lake Area, the Astotin Theatre offers visitors a place to discover the wonders of Elk Island National Park. Are you curious about a bird sound that you heard? Are you wondering how fast a bison can run? Visit Astotin Theatre for programming and information on Elk Island National Park’s natural and cultural heritage.

Lookouts

There are many excellent lookout spots throughout the park, including many of the parks’ hiking trails such as Moss Lake and Tawayik. Also located throughout the park are a number of Parks Canada Red Chairs. These locations offer a comfortable place to sit and enjoy some of the best views in the park.

Parking

There are parking lots at all trailheads and at the Astotin Lake Area. Please display a valid park pass in vehicles.

Picnic area

Picnic tables, fire pits and fire wood are located in the Astotin Lake Area, the Tawayik Lake area and the Moss Lake trail head. Enjoy picnicking at Elk Island National Park!

Picnic shelters

Picnic shelters can be found within the Astotin Lake Area or the Tawayik Lake Picnic Area.

Playground

The playground is located in the heart of the Astotin Lake Area. Conveniently located next to picnic areas and the Astotin Theatre, it’s a great place for kids to discover the outdoors.

Restaurants

Enjoy a cafe style meal or ice cream treat at the licensed Elk Island Golf Course

Bus and RV parking

To park a larger vehicle, look for bus/RV parking signs at the Visitor Information Centre and Astotin Lake parking lots. To stay overnight with an RV, check out the park’s camping opportunities.

Restrooms

Flush toilets are available year-round at the Visitor Information Centre, the Astotin Recreation Area and the Astotin Theatre. Pump-out style toilets are also available year-round at all trailheads. Most washrooms are wheelchair accessible.

Canoe rental

Canoe rentals are available in the Astotin Lake area. Kayaks and stand-up paddle boards are also available.