Plans and policies

Elk Island National Park

Public consultation — Thank you for your participation!

Public consultation on the Elk Island National Park Draft Management Plan is now over. Thank you to everyone who shared their views and contributed to the vision that will guide the park’s future management. Your participation in the online survey, the Facebook Live open house event and the outreach booths in the Edmonton area, along with your emails, letters, social media comments and phone calls will all be invaluable in shaping the final plan.

A What We Heard report is now available and the final Management Plan is scheduled to be tabled in parliament in late 2023.

Consultation with Indigenous partners, stakeholders and the public are a priority at Parks Canada and are part of the Agency's management plan renewal process.

Review the What We Heard Phase 2 Report

Management planning

Parks Canada is updating the management plan for Elk Island National Park. Learn more about the plan review process and opportunities for Indigenous and public involvement.

What is a management plan?

A management plan is a public document that identifies the park management priorities over the next ten years. The plan sets out a long term vision, and sets objectives for achieving the vision.

The management plan includes topics such as: protecting natural and cultural resources, ensuring Indigenous participation in park management, facilitating visitor experiences and working with park neighbours.


Consultation with Indigenous peoples and the Canadian public is a requirement in the development of National Park management plans. The perspectives of Canadians can help make the plan stronger and more relevant.

The first phase of consultation began in 2021 with park stakeholders and Indigenous partners. These consultations continued through to 2022 and helped shape the draft plan. Phase two of consultation began with the release of the draft plan in early 2023 for public feedback from all Canadians. Throughout phase 2, Canadians had many ways to share their thoughts both virtually and in-person, and conversations with Indigenous partners and park stakeholders continued. Input from both phases will be considered as the draft plan is being revised.

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2011 Management Plan

Parks Canada staff worked with partners, interest groups and the general public helped to shape the development of the new management plan. Consultations concluded in 2011.

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