Tours and programs

Elk Island National Park

Interpretive programs

Develop a deeper connection just outside Alberta’s capital city. Parks Canada interpreters will help you create memories and inspire connections to Elk Island National Park through a variety of daily programming. We engage, entertain, and educate, while helping you experience all Elk Island has to offer.

  • Feel a fuzzy bison pelt
  • Travel back in time with archaeological activities that bring history to life
  • Discover a new world by peering into the underwater world off our living boardwalk or staring up in wonder at a starry night sky
  • Get hands on and experience Indigenous culture with Cree crafting workshops


Astotin Theatre

Location: Astotin Lake Recreation Area
Open hours: 12 pm to 4 pm

Discover artifacts, talk to a Parks Canada interpreter, and watch movies on the big screen. Create your own memories and inspire a deeper connection in this interactive space.

Teachers: Be sure to visit our School Programs page.

Private programming

Parks Canada interpreters are enthusiastic and knowledgeable and have a number of paid programs ready for groups!

Celebrating Indigenous Culture

At Parks Canada, Indigenous voices share their own stories of their history and culture

Dark sky experiences

Elk Island National Park is a member of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve and is a perfect place to experience the stars and planets above

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