Tawayik Lake Trail

Elk Island National Park

No dogs allowed on the southern leg of Tawayik Lake Trail

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Tawayik is the Cree word for halfway. Roughly encircling Tawayik Lake and beyond, this trail leads through aspen forest and meadows. At the southernmost point of the trail is the narrows between Tawayik Lake and Little Tawayik Lake, a meadow area with a beautiful open view of the landscape and the occasional herd of grazing bison. Near the trailhead is a bench commemorating the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1984. A portion of the trail is shared with Shirley Lake Trail.

Length: 15.1 km
Time: 4 to 5 hours

Level of Difficulty: Level of Difficulty: Difficult Difficult

Significant Features: Aspen forest and meadows. Great for viewing elk, plains bison and waterfowl.

Trailhead: Accessible from the Tawayik Lake parking lot.

GPS Co-ordinates for Trailhead (in decimal degrees):
Lat.: 53.617863 Long.: -112.874561


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