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Elk Island National Park

#8 of 183 things to do in Edmonton Features Animals
via Highway 16 East, Edmonton, Alberta T8L 2N7, Canada
+1 780-922-5790
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Bison, moose and a BBQ

On a hot summer day we had the chance to experience elk island national Park. Our children enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lee B
Alberta, Canada
via mobile
Why doesn't love a lakeside picnic?

Love Elk Island, I always pack a picnic lunch, some good walking shoes and someday plan to go... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
edmonton alberta canada
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via Highway 16 East, Edmonton, Alberta T8L 2N7, Canada
+1 780-922-5790
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On a hot summer day we had the chance to experience elk island national Park. Our children enjoyed pond dipping on the waterway. Unfortunately some of the dock was in poor repair and in spots. We enjoyed cooking hotdogs in the fire pit and playing...More

Thank Lee B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Love Elk Island, I always pack a picnic lunch, some good walking shoes and someday plan to go canoeing. Otherwise I just like to relax and look out at the lake. (Added bonus this time, trying a yummy ice cream treat from the food truck.)...More

Thank familyfun10_9
Reviewed 3 days ago

Good place for picnics in the parks, you can relax, paddle canoe on the calm lake, see North American Natives" the bisons.

Thank Haggai J
Reviewed 4 days ago

The trip to Elk Island was very interesting and we learned a lot about repopulation of bison. One came right along the road by our car. The weather was very warm but the lake was cool and breezy. Lots of fun for a picnic day!

Thank sharpguy33
Reviewed 5 days ago

my fiance and I went there for our Engagement photos. The scenery is beautiful and with the freshly paved walkways It is very accessible to strollers and wheel chairs particularly now with free access to the parks it is a very popular destination.

Thank Doug W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Elk Island National Park is a great place for a day outing. They have greatly upgraded the park in the last year with paved paths, paved the main parking lot, many picnic tables, etc. There is also a great jungle gym/swing set for kids, nature...More

Thank peonygarden
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here many times visiting here from Ontario. I've booked a total of 3 different times to do the kayaking at sunset and each time it's been cancelled and each time beautiful weather. So I'm very unimpressed with this company. Do you want to...More

Thank travellercanada62913
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in at this park on our way from Edmonton to Lloydminster. It's a MUST. Not only did we see so many bison ambling around, both in the trees and right on the road, but my son caught (and released) two frogs, which was...More

1  Thank Tildis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic national park with lots of walking trails, bison sightings, and canoeing or kayaking possibilities. Only negative was seeing the cigarette butts littered on the walking trails of an otherwise pristine environment.

Thank Guitaro
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting park that is completely fenced to keep in the 2 different species of bison, deer, foxes, and more animals plus over 200 bird species. This park has a good playground for the kids and clean washrooms as well as a small...More

Thank jaclyn12016
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July 14, 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.
June 25, 2017|
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Response from nader p | Reviewed this property |
As far as I am aware there is no fishing.
June 8, 2017|
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Response from gwalior95 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does ...but you my want to book in advance ...check online ...