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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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Very scenic

We didn't see much wildlife but we were mid day when we arrived. The paths are easy to get around... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kitchener, Canada
Great Escape

Located a short drive from east Edmonton, Elk Island is a gem of a national park. Living in the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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via Highway 16 East, Edmonton, Alberta T8L 2N7, Canada
+1 780-922-5790
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We didn't see much wildlife but we were mid day when we arrived. The paths are easy to get around and terrain is as described in the pamphlet. For most running shoes are more than adequate. It was hot the day we were there so...More

Thank KitchenerCouple1986
Reviewed 6 days ago

Located a short drive from east Edmonton, Elk Island is a gem of a national park. Living in the city, I regularly come out here to get away from the hustle and bustle. I have always been lucky to encounter some kind of wildlife on...More

Thank Christel-Anna
Reviewed 1 week ago

The day we visited was windy and rainy, not an ideal day for Viewing wild life. Went primarily to see the bison, but they were far away. Not a problem or fault of this lovely park, but since we were not there to stay, we...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drive east from Edmonton to get to this National Park. Take the Bison Loop to see bison, but you may see them elsewhere, as well. Do not approach the bison. They are large wild animals. Astotin Lake has the best equipped picnic site. There is...More

Thank PeregrineEdmonton
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, I can't believe it took us so long to visit this gem on our doorstep! A huge area to explore, with lots of hiking trails and opportunities to view wildlife (including a driving loop for viewing bison). There's a playground for the kids near...More

Thank Amy1584
Reviewed 1 week ago

Other than a few songbirds, we didn't see a single animal, driving the length of the park twice. Maybe they were on the hiking trails. Maybe they were on vacation for Canada Day week. Without animals, you have ok scenery at best, and that's about...More

Thank Gregory W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful kept Park to be visited. We saw many ducks, buffalo, but no Elk today. That gives us a reason to return for another visit. Perhaps we'll camp at one of the wonderful sites. Remember it's 150 year anniversary so it's free.

1  Thank Phil M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting park to explore, many lakes, ponds and marshland with flocks of Canada geese, ducks, gulls, dragonflies - and not to forget - mosquitos! But the main attraction are the wood bisons combing through this Louisiana like area with their pretty little ones

Thank Gudrun1810
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you want to catch the amazing Aurora Borealis on a beautiful clear night at Elk Island or watch the set you will not be disappointed. The scenery is so breathtakingly beautiful. The wildlife there are such a treat to see, elk, moose and the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elk Island NP, is a fantastic place to go hang out. There are amazing hikes all around and are well marked. They do a great job of estimating time, distance and difficulty. The whole park is clean and well organized. We were on a hike...More

Thank Michael G
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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 ...