Activities and experiences

Elk Island National Park

Fill your cups with hot chocolate and look up at the stars or go behind the scenes of bison conservation at a bison handling facility. Elk Island National Park offers something for everyone looking to connect with the natural world around them, from day picnickers to overnight campers.

A young man looks out of his tent while a women reads a book at Oster Lake Backcountry Campground in Elk Island National Park.


Enjoy the nostalgia of camping in the very heart of Elk Island National Park.

a bison grazes beside the road in Elk Island National Park

Wildlife safety

Important information about staying safe while enjoying Elk Island National Park.

Visitors capture pictures of bison from a safe distance... Elk Island National Park

Wildlife watching

Keep an eye out for wildlife!

A couple captures photographs from the Living Waters Boardwalk... Elk Island National Park


Enjoy a hike on a park trail!

A Parks Canada interpreter shows visitors a bison skull... Elk Island National Park

Tours and programs

Guided tours, programs, workshops, and learning experiences.

A couple a silhouetted while standing on a dock watching a sunset at Astotin Lake in Elk Island National Park.


Astotin Lake offers a peaceful lakeside setting for your next picnic or family outing.


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