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Elk Island National Park

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April is not exactly the most photogenic of months at the park, but our visit was still excellent... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Seattle, Washington
Lots of wild life.

The area is filled with buffalo, elk, deer, and coyotes. It is well maintained and great for... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2019
Sharon B
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via Highway 16 East, Edmonton, Alberta T8L 2N7, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

April is not exactly the most photogenic of months at the park, but our visit was still excellent. It's quiet, peaceful, offers some great views, and some nice hikes.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank bradalad
Reviewed March 3, 2019

The area is filled with buffalo, elk, deer, and coyotes. It is well maintained and great for camping. They have camping sites for campers or tenters.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sharon B
Reviewed February 27, 2019

I love coming here in the summer. I have also taken out of town guests here who were impressed with the park. The beach at Astotin Lake is amazing for the canoe. It is beautiful here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MelaidaC1
Reviewed February 18, 2019

i always take my international students and athletes here. we often go in the winter so seeing wildlife is hit and miss. but you'll always see the bison. they are such interesting, curious animals. adjust your expectations. it's not a huge part and isn't really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank singlemaltgirl99
Reviewed January 28, 2019

Not much to do. Not much to see. I love camping, outdoors and parks...but this park was the greatest disappointment of all the Canadian parks I have been to.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Travelonwardstallyho
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Love coming here. Lots of outdoor activities to do. Love the hiking trails. Great way to spend the summer days.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank tallyallyah
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Spent day with family and friends. Great trails for all level of hikers, playground for kids, very clean restrooms.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank zahidasalman
Reviewed January 12, 2019

Elk Island is one of my happy places. There are so many nice trails and the lakes are a nice place to relax and get some sunshine. Seeing animals are a plus but even if you don't, you won't be disappointed. A beautiful place to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Carrie K
Reviewed December 30, 2018

We had a lovely time hiking in the park last summer! It was beautiful and the park staff gladly recommended a place for us to watch the bison graze and a hike that suited out group!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Katrina S
Reviewed December 21, 2018

We saw a moose & calf just before we entered the park. We went on to see coyotes and bison later in the park. We hiked and snowshoed, and we barely saw another car while we were there. It felt like we had the place...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank aumphress14
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September 2, 2018|
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Response from Kipp L | Reviewed this property |
Not that i know of, but try Elk Island Retreat , they iffer camping and are close to the national park as well
Claudia D
August 18, 2018|
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Response from Dongara | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. Bear in mind that if you are just planning to drive through the park from,say, Highway 16 to Lamont and not planning to stop in the park itself you will still need to purchase a park pass of some form. I am sure... More
August 10, 2018|
Response from Charlotte_Saudades86 | Reviewed this property |
There is a camping area that you have to make reservations for. And there is a open bbq area near a lake too. I'm 99% sure you are not allowed to fish here.