How much does it cost to get into Elk Island National Park?


* Adult $ 40,06
* Senior $ 35,05
Youth free
* Family/Group $ 80,23
* Replacement/Duplicate Pass (applies to park specific and national annual passes) $ 15,02

Can you walk to Elk Island?

Elk Island Provincial Park reviews First off… there is nowhere to park. The MB parks website says it can only be accessed by boat. You can walk, but you cannot park your vehicle anywhere, so if you are not a local, you may be out of luck.

Do you have to pay to get into Elk Island park?

Getting here Elk Island National Park’s main entrance, the south gate, is located approximately 48km from Edmonton’s city centre, via Highway 16 East (Yellowhead). Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.

What is special about Elk Island National Park?

In addition to being an important refuge for bison, elk and more than 250 bird species, Elk Island National Park is also an oasis of calm for day picnickers and overnight campers alike.

Are there bears in Elk Island National Park?

Bison, elk, moose, white-tailed deer, wolves, foxes, cougars and black bears call Elk Island National Park home. The chance to observe wild animals as they go about their natural lives is one of the most fascinating experiences that Canada’s national parks have to offer.

Are bathrooms open at Elk Island?

Restrooms. Flush toilets are available year-round at the Visitor Information Centre, the Astotin Recreation Area and the Astotin Theatre. Pump-out style toilets are also available year-round at all trailheads. Most washrooms are wheelchair accessible.

Can dogs go to Elk Island park?

Pets are welcome in Elk Island National Park. The park is a great place for you and your pet to enjoy forests, lakes and meadows. These rules also safeguard the comfort of other visitors and help protect park wildlife and habitat. …

How do I get to Elk Island?

Consider entering the park through the west entrance, just 25 minutes east of Fort Saskatchewan on township road 544. The closest airport is the Edmonton International Airport located approximately 1 hour’s drive away from Elk Island National Park.

Can you swim at Elk Island park?

Swimming. Astotin Lake’s beach is a popular spot to cool off on a hot summer day. Like many public beaches and recreation areas, there are no lifeguards on duty at Elk Island National Park. Swimming skills and approved personal floatation devices are not always enough to save a life.

Can you swim at Elk Island?

Are there wolves in Elk Island park?

Are there bears in Elk Island?

How tall are the trails in Elk Island?

There are 11 moderate trails in Elk Island National Park ranging from 1.8 to 12.4 miles and from 2,326 to 2,457 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you’ll be out on the trail in no time!

What to see in Elk Island National Park?

Elk Island National Park of Canada protects the wilderness of the aspen parkland, one of the most endangered habitats in Canada. Plains provide habitat for bison, wood bison, moose, deer, and elk. The park is also renowned for it’s birdwatching opportunities, with over 250 species of birds.

Do you need a day pass to go to Elk Island?

Elk Island is a National Park, so parks fees are in effect. You may purchase your Day Pass or annual Discovery Pass at the Visitor Centre when you arrive. Although the park is fenced, the wildlife is wild, so you must give them space (at least 100 metres!).

Where is the Simmons trail in Elk Island?

How to access the Simmons Trail trailhead: From Elk Island Parkway or the Tawayik Trail parking lot. This trail travels through meadows, aspen forests and past several lakes, meaning you’ll likely see ducks and other waterfowl. Keep your eyes peeled for elk, moose and bison on this trail.