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Elk Island National Park

via Highway 16 East, Edmonton, Alberta T8L 2N7, Canada
+1 780-922-5790
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Should be called Bison National Park

I've been many times and have hiked all the trails there. I've cross country skiied in the winter... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Edmonton, Canada
Great time to visit a national park!

In celebration of Canada's 150 birthday, we used our free national park pass at Elk Island! This... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Hamilton, Canada
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via Highway 16 East, Edmonton, Alberta T8L 2N7, Canada
+1 780-922-5790
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

I've been many times and have hiked all the trails there. I've cross country skiied in the winter and canoed and cycled in the summer. So there are lots of outdoor activities to do there. The Wood Bison are on the south side of highway...More

Thank huttgirl62
Reviewed 30 April 2017

In celebration of Canada's 150 birthday, we used our free national park pass at Elk Island! This national park is approximately 30 minutes from Edmonton and is easily accessible. We were disappointed that we did not see a bison on the Bison Loop Road in...More

Thank ProfessorOT
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Any time of year is a good time of year to check out the miles/kilometers of trails in our regional forest.

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Definitely a good place for a day trip and easy hiking/lounging. You'll likely see some bison and other wildlife while there. Astotin lake is a nice spot for photography, especially at sunset.

Thank robertshindell09
Reviewed 16 April 2017

A great National Park outside of Edmonton. It has lots of Bison roaming freely and beautiful scenery.

Thank bon992017
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

So many trails, wild animals everywhere, I love driving through this place and waking trails. Had taken fabulous photos here, I even saw a family of beavers once. At night you can see the stars the way they should be appreciated every night. Best part...More

Thank Ivan P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Best place to camp, hike, take pics, picnic, swim. Mainly see bisons in their natural habitat, and it's only a few mins from Edmonton. There's a boardwalk on the lake. great place to watch birds, fish, beavers, whatever. Well worth the drive and the fee...More

Thank Line B
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Not far from the city, so it makes a great day trip. We went on a particularly warm spring day (in Alberta - that still means snow!) It was not very busy and we enjoyed walking a few of the trails. There were also spots...More

Thank VGTravelGirl
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Close enough to Edmonton to make this a good opportunity to get the family out of the city and into nature. I've seen several bison, a moose and an owl when visiting. Walking trails, and campgrounds. A nice playground for children

Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 31 March 2017

It is a nice rustic park. You are guaranteed to see animals, but not many people. If you go at night time, you can usually see the northern lights. You can go hiking, there are picnic areas, there's a lake and beach in the summer....More

Thank Morgan S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Does the day use area have fire pits for a wiener roast?
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 ...
George L
Have there been any owl sightings recently? If so, any tips on where to look?
15 April 2017|
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Response from Line B | Reviewed this property |
I would look on their website for updates or contact the park wardens. I only visited there so I wouldn't know.