Elk Island National Park
Experience the rolling hills, glassy lakes, and star-filled skies of Elk Island National Park, a UNESCO designated Biosphere Reserve just 35 minutes east of Edmonton. Look for herds of bison, elk or one of more than 250 bird species that call this special place home.
Have your Say!
The Elk Island Draft Management Plan is now available.
Enjoy a hike on a park trail!
Elk Island National Park has a Facebook page!
Visiting Elk Island National Park
Activities and experiences
Things to do, trails, tours, programs, volunteering, camping, wildlife watching and more
Plan your visit
How to get here, local attractions, hours of operation, museum, facilities and services.
Daily visitor fees, camping and program fees, and more. Free admission for youth.
Camping and overnight accommodations
Types of accommodations, oTENTiks and nearby accommodations.
Be bison wise
Follow these tips to enjoy each bison encounter safely at Elk Island National Park
Tours and programs
Guided tours, programs, workshops, and learning experiences.
Shop and reserve
Reservations for campsites, passes and Official merchandise
Safety and guidelines
Important bulletins, trail conditions, weather, seasonal safety, and park regulations.
Use of drones
All Parks Canada places are ‘no drone zones’ for recreational use
About Elk Island National Park
Culture and history
History, culture, cultural landscape, designation information.
Stewardship and management
Jobs, partners, permits and licenses, public consultations, plans, and policies.
Nature and science
Conservation and science, animals, plants, the environment, and research
Contact Elk Island National Park
1-888-773-8888 (toll free)
For emergencies within the park:
Hours of operation
Elk Island National Park is open daily all year round. Some services and facilities are open only during the summer season.
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