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Elk Island National Park

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Amazing.. National Park 30 minutes from city

A great place to quickly get a taste of Alberta woodland..forests. Also to visit the huge lake here... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bill B
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perfect place to see the bisons

if you haven't seen a bison before,this is the perfect place to go,is close to Edmonton and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great place to quickly get a taste of Alberta woodland..forests. Also to visit the huge lake here or one of the many msny lakes or trails. We've taken our canoe or rented one at the lake in Elk Island.. Fun to paddle out to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bill B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you haven't seen a bison before,this is the perfect place to go,is close to Edmonton and surprisingly very quiet ,perfect for a short ride

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank chromeabs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This park has some beautiful spots to camp rv or just picnic..hike..boat..Lots of wildlife to see..theres a few lakes to see and use.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cathy B
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Nice escape from the city. We were lucky enough to see a buffalo wondering around. Nice, clean picnic areas.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank evaszalai
Reviewed November 4, 2018

This is the best place to see the Northern Lights! Check the calendar they provide on the website for the best dates for viewing.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Tina F
Reviewed October 19, 2018

So many options for fantastic hikes! The hikes aren't labelled very well once you're in the actual park so make sure to ask for clarification at the gate. You do need to pay to enter the park, unless you have a park pass. We were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 769karlees
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Short drive from Edmonton. We drove out on highway 16 (south end) and returned via highway 15 (north end). The park requires an admission fee. Just before the turnoff to the park, we saw a large herd of buffalo grazing in a large pasture on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Begonia3
Reviewed October 3, 2018

about 45 minutes drive from Edmonton. It is a national park, so need to buy a day pass (or use annual pass). One can drive up to Astotin Lake where they can do BBQ next to the lake and kids can play there in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 573nafisr
Reviewed September 24, 2018

It is beautiful place. So much wildlife and it`s not overly crowded. You can take a short or long walk and stop for a picnic or rest.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Anonymousperson00
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We drove 1 hr distance to tour the park and hope to see any type of wildlife. Very disappointed. Did see a herd of Buffalo on a farm.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank chix172018
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Benjamin H
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.