Plan your visit

Elk Island National Park

Discover all nature has to offer at Elk Island National Park, an oasis of calm 35 kilometers east of Edmonton on Highway 16. Visit for the day or camp overnight to escape the bustle of city life and explore the park by foot, canoe, bike or car.

Reservation launch dates

We're moving our reservation system to a new platform! You need to create a new account this year, even if you’ve used our system before. Launch day can be very busy, so be sure you prepare in advance.

See launch dates and times
How to prepare for launch day

Hours of operation

Facilities and campground hours of operation.


Make a reservation for campsites, accommodations and select activities

Camping and overnight accommodations

Types of accommodations, oTENTiks and nearby accommodations.


Daily visitor fees, camping and program fees, and more. Free admission for youth.

Trail conditions

Make your trip a safe one by checking the latest conditions.


Maps of Elk Island National Park, the surrounding areas and the campgrounds

Brochures and publications

Maps, visitor guide.


Seasonal and local weather, and trends

Local attractions and tourism

Community services, tourism information.

Facilities and services

Find everything you need for your unique adventure.

Wedding ceremonies

Elk Island National Park offers a spectacular setting for wedding ceremonies.

Safety and guidelines

Important bulletins, trail conditions, weather, seasonal safety, park regulations.

How to get here

Directions and distances to Elk Island National Park by air and car.


1 - 54401 Range Road 203
Fort Saskatchewan AB
T8L 0V3

1-780- 922-5790



Within an hour’s drive of Alberta’s bustling capital of Edmonton lies a place of quiet, where no city lights dilute the starry sky. A refuge for wildlife and people alike, Elk Island National Park is an oasis of calm. For generations, people have come here for a day picnic or an overnight camping trip to escape the city’s distractions and explore by foot, canoe, bike or vehicle.


Edmonton International airport is serviced by major national and international carriers. Major car rental agencies operate out of the Edmonton International airport.


Elk Island National Park’s main entrance, the south gate, is located approximately 48km from Edmonton’s city centre, via Highway 16 East (Yellowhead). The park is open year-round, with bison particularly active from July to August.


Safety and guidelines

Important bulletins, trail conditions, weather, seasonal safety, park regulations.

Canoers paddle on Astotin Lake, Elk Island National Park. Elk Island National Park

Stay connected

Elk Island National Park has a Facebook page!

A family on snowshoes playing in the snow at the Astotin Lake Recreation Area in Elk Island National Park.

Winter Safety

Plan for the weather and be alert to changes in weather conditions.

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