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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 Trip

I've been saying that I wanted to go there for more than two years and finally my friend took my... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2016
Edmonton, Canada
Alberta wilderness

The Buffalo roaming the park was a highlight for the kids. Had a picnic at the lake and enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2016
jane m
Edmonton, Canada
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via Highway 16 East, Edmonton, Alberta T8L 2N7, Canada
+1 780-922-5790
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

I've been saying that I wanted to go there for more than two years and finally my friend took my partner and me on a day trip there. National Park is easily accessible by car if you hit east on Highway 16 (Yellowhead Trail) and...More

Thank Xixco
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The Buffalo roaming the park was a highlight for the kids. Had a picnic at the lake and enjoyed the restful environment

Thank jane m
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

It is a scenic place with several lakes. Wildlife are difficult to see since they try to avoid the tourists. Did see a few bison however.

Thank FunnyAnimal
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful well maintained park with lots of great easy walking/jogging trails. Potential for wildlife is very high. We did not see much as we were there on a rainy day. We did see one buffalo grazing on the side of the road....More

Thank lisa d
Reviewed 26 August 2016

wonderful place to visit for the Bison you can see, living old history or for the campers out there.

Thank John S
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Went to Elk island because I was told there were a lot of Elk and Bison roaming around the park. I am sure that is tru, however the day we went was very hot and it seems that the animals do not like the heat...More

Thank vash17
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We went on Canada Day weekend and expected a huge and crowded amount of people but was pleasantly surprised to find it wasn't. We decided not to go to the main destination Atotin Lake and went to Moss Lakes trail? instead for a quieter hike....More

Thank SuzannefromEdmonton
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Canada saved the bison and supplies to Russia even, this conservatory saved the buffalo from extinction. What more is there to say? Where else in the world can you go to see Bison up close and personal? Nowhere. Go, you won't regret it. And if...More

Thank Sam R
Reviewed 24 August 2016

As far as national parks go, this was a little underwhelming. I guess if you're that close, most people just head up to Jasper. The upside of that is it's not very busy, so we had the Wood Bison Trail all to ourselves. There are...More

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Good national park for wetlands and possibly bison which live in the park. Lots of hiking, water activities, nature events, information centre, guides, and an opportunity to see bison management. Check out the Parks Canada website for details.

Thank Bubba C
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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 gwalior95 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does ...but you my want to book in advance ...check online ...
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