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Elk Island National Park

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via Highway 16 East, Edmonton, Alberta T8L 2N7, Canada
+1 780-922-5790
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lovely place for a walk, we even took our dog to walk along the paths

Lovely well looked after park. Some wild life to enjoy... the lake is so lovely to view. Perfect... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
We hoped for autumn leaves and Bison

We were in Edmonton late October. Coming from Washington State, USA, we had hoped to see a gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pamela L
Pullman, Washington
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“bison” (224 reviews)
“hiking trails” (25 reviews)
via Highway 16 East, Edmonton, Alberta T8L 2N7, Canada
+1 780-922-5790
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely well looked after park. Some wild life to enjoy... the lake is so lovely to view. Perfect for a person who wants to take photos.

Thank 891yvonnel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Edmonton late October. Coming from Washington State, USA, we had hoped to see a gorgeous display of autumn color and wildlife. Leaves were down, but the bison were out in force. I had not seen such a huge herd of American bison...More

Thank Pamela L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elk Island Park is a small National park. A great deal of the park is in it's natural state without trails. Beware: the bison roam free and can be dangerous. The park also supports deer and there are reports of Mountain Lion activity from time...More

Thank bdh520
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When in Edmonton and looking for an outdoor adventure activity, head just outside the city limits to this National park. Elk island is home to several wild animal species that can be viewed in their natural habitat all year long. The best time to get...More

Thank Canadianswhotravel16
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great scenery and you get a chance to see bison too. It may not necessarily fill up your day, but this is a good afternoon trip.

Thank oz411
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The main attraction here seems to be the bison, which are in fact pretty cool. For me though, there just wasn't much here to see or do. We drove through the campgrounds just to get an idea. Not really great, super cramped considering how much...More

Thank CDN2UK
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We decided to use on of the last fine fall days to ride out motorcycles to Elk Island. The ride through the park is stunning in the fall, and rolling through the buffalo paddock both thrilling and a little scary on a bike. Lovely walkways...More

Thank desireet2017
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This park was a real surprise as we had not heard of it before going to Edmonton for a quick 2 days. Our research revealed that Elk Island National Park had other large animals like moose and bison, so we drove the relatively short 30-40...More

1  Thank TonyL_Brisbane
Reviewed 10 October 2017

It was a bit boring place to visit but we spent a couple hours there. Would have been good if there was a few more things to do or services there.

Thank robnkim
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We hiked part way in on the trail on the south side of the highway. Didn't encounter anyone else on the trail. Gorgeous fall folliage. No big mammals on the day we hiked but very pleasant.

Thank Xxxyyooo
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15 July 2017|
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Response from cgy_mission | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Parks Canada provides fire wood in areas where campfires are permitted. It's up to visitors to bring an axe to split wood and chop kindling, however.
26 June 2017|
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Response from nader p | Reviewed this property |
As far as I am aware there is no fishing.
9 June 2017|
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Response from gwalior95 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does ...but you my want to book in advance ...check online ...