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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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Afternoon visit

We, as a family, travelled for the afternoon there to see animals. One lake marked on the map... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
The drive was longer than our stay!

Considering it's national park celebration in collaboration with Canada 150th Birthday I would have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julianne T
Edmonton, Canada
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“bison” (178 reviews)
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via Highway 16 East, Edmonton, Alberta T8L 2N7, Canada
+1 780-922-5790
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We, as a family, travelled for the afternoon there to see animals. One lake marked on the map seemed to be dried up. It was a warm and pleasant day.

Thank seebee1609
Reviewed 1 week ago

Considering it's national park celebration in collaboration with Canada 150th Birthday I would have expected some serious investment in the park in advance thereof. We walked the board walk which was in dire need of repair - my grandma would not have made it (you...More

Thank Julianne T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Elk Island park is a stone's throw from Edmonton and well worth visiting. It's a national park and they're doing great work on increasing the bison population (which was almost extinct) and relocating them to others parts of Alberta. Drive around the bison and loop...More

1  Thank GabbyHearne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like how all of the walking routes are mapped out, and you can choose one to suit how far you want to walk. We did the 10.5km walk, I cannot remember the name. It was slightly muddy, but we hardly passed anyone during the...More

1  Thank Phillipa O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a real 4 season gem! There's lots of wildlife inside this enormous fenced park, and many hiking trails to go out looking for them. Northern Alberta is a place of many lakes, and Elk Island is typical in that way. There's a great...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We reserved an oTENTik at Astotin Lake for the May long weekend and enjoyed glamping with a young child. We were not brave enough to tent with a baby, and the luxury of a heated shelter was perfect in keeping us comfortable during the chilly...More

1  Thank TheVeggieNomad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 12 motorcycles on a group ride and opted to ride through the park. We did see some elk and several bisons before entering the park. We wanted to do the Bison Backstage Tour which looks very interesting, but we were informed at the...More

Thank Wallace J B
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I live in Edmonton and have gone to Elk Island NP a handful of times, in all seasons, and am never impressed. I'm a nature nerd and love being outside, have visited hundreds of national parks in multiple countries, and still have to say that...More

2  Thank batty87
Reviewed 18 May 2017

When visiting an attraction that has animals as part of that attraction, you have to be aware that it is not a zoo and they may not show up. But, we struck lucky and saw bison - both in a group on the bison road...More

Thank Lapsedveggie
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

It was an early season trip and the weather was really windy, so that took away from it. 😕 But... it's a beautiful National Park. Because it's early in the season, there weren't many people around, so I had all the peace & quiet I...More

Thank cgy_mission
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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 nader p | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it does.
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.
Can you bring your dog with you to elk island?
5 November 2016|
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Response from Chanel R | Reviewed this property |
Yes but have a leash and something to scoop poop. on one of the trail i also realized it was way longer than i thought and barely had enough water for myself. consider that when you bring your dog and bring extra water for... More