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Elk Island National Park

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via Highway 16 East, Edmonton, Alberta T8L 2N7, Canada
+1 780-922-5790
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Though only about four hours drive to the East of the nearest of Alberta's National Parks, this one... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Edward W
Toronto, Canada

Nice place to animal's life of and take pictures of animals Thank you very much for a... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Michelle A
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“bison” (220 reviews)
“hiking trails” (25 reviews)
“loop road” (6 reviews)
via Highway 16 East, Edmonton, Alberta T8L 2N7, Canada
+1 780-922-5790
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Though only about four hours drive to the East of the nearest of Alberta's National Parks, this one has an identity all of its own. It is a bit smaller than most, but the chances for viewing wildlife are above average. In less than twenty...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Nice place to animal's life of and take pictures of animals Thank you very much for a good park in edmonton alberta

Thank Michelle A
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Spent the day at this National Park. Has lots of parking,, we seen hundreds of Bison they just roam where ever they want and it was such a beautiful sunny day. We hiked some of the trails and it was wonderful lookouts. The wash rooms...More

Thank msvi2016
Reviewed 27 September 2017

After visiting the Rockies for weeks we diverted over to Elk Island. This place is much better suited for a day visit out of Edmonton than for a trip destination. We did enjoy the bison which are easy to see and we took a walk...More

Thank darwinmoore
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We had just a short visit to this park. It was a good way - excellent way - to break the long drive. The lakes and trails we saw or tried out were great.

Thank jaunty5
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful park with picturesque lakes and wetlands. I spotted many bisons in a close distance. I wasn't lucky to see any muse. It is a bit cold in September, but also beautiful because of the varying color tree leaves. There is not enough tourism...More

Thank Behrang A
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This place was so disappointing compared with seeing the amazing wildlife in their natural habitat whilst travelling through BC and the rest of Alberta. Basically its a Buffalo enclosure with few amenities and on my visit only a few Buffalo. Its commendable if this is...More

Thank 2006stevel505
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We visited the Park a few days ago - spent the afternoon birdwatching and camping. The lake was beautiful with migrating Sandhill Cranes and ducks of all kinds. The campground was nice, with brand new showers and washroom facilities. The Wood Bison were extremely easy...More

Thank OHtravels
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Perfect little day escape... nice camping as well perfect for everyone... of all walks of life. Lots to do and lots of photo ops

Thank Glenda D
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We went on a hike earlier in the day before it got hot. It had rained recently so some muddy parts on the paths. (to be expected) It was nice to get back to nature, and not far from the city. You see lots of...More

Thank MichEdmonton
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14 July 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.
25 June 2017|
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Response from nader p | Reviewed this property |
As far as I am aware there is no fishing.
8 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 ...