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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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Beaver Fever but No Moose for you!

This park was a real surprise as we had not heard of it before going to Edmonton for a quick 2... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
nice park

It was a bit boring place to visit but we spent a couple hours there. Would have been good if... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“bison” (218 reviews)
“hiking trails” (24 reviews)
“day trip” (19 reviews)
via Highway 16 East, Edmonton, Alberta T8L 2N7, Canada
+1 780-922-5790
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great park with super viewing places. Lots of species to see. Would love to go back in winter months.

Thank Sally J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Though only about four hours drive to the East of the nearest of Alberta's National Parks, this one has an identity all of its own. It is a bit smaller than most, but the chances for viewing wildlife are above average. In less than twenty...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to animal's life of and take pictures of animals Thank you very much for a good park in edmonton alberta

Thank Michelle A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent the day at this National Park. Has lots of parking,, we seen hundreds of Bison they just roam where ever they want and it was such a beautiful sunny day. We hiked some of the trails and it was wonderful lookouts. The wash rooms...More

Thank msvi2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting the Rockies for weeks we diverted over to Elk Island. This place is much better suited for a day visit out of Edmonton than for a trip destination. We did enjoy the bison which are easy to see and we took a walk...More

Thank darwinmoore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had just a short visit to this park. It was a good way - excellent way - to break the long drive. The lakes and trails we saw or tried out were great.

Thank jaunty5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful park with picturesque lakes and wetlands. I spotted many bisons in a close distance. I wasn't lucky to see any muse. It is a bit cold in September, but also beautiful because of the varying color tree leaves. There is not enough tourism...More

Thank Behrang A
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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 ...