Hours of operation

Elk Island National Park

Best Times to visit Elk Island National Park

Consider visiting the park during the week, in the early spring or during late fall. During these times visitors can still enjoy the park while avoiding the larger crowds. If you are planning a weekend trip, enjoy popular areas early in the day or in the evening.

Elk Island National Park is a great place to have an afternoon picnic, enjoy an evening campfire or see the Aurora Borealis in the dark of the night. Open and accessible to visitors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Elk Island is a must-see for anyone visiting the Edmonton area.

Although the park is open around the clock, some services and facilities are only open in the summer season during typical business hours.

Visitor Information Centre and Gift Shop

Elk Island National Park is open year-round. Located off Highway 16, the Wahkotowin Visitor Information Centre offers in-person shopping Monday to Sunday.

October 9, 2023 to April 30, 2024
Open Wednesday to Sunday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Hours subject to change. Please contact us for more information.

Phone number: 780-922-5790
Email address: pnelkisland-elkislandnp@pc.gc.ca

Astotin Theatre Interpretive Centre

Saturdays and Sundays starting September 9, 2023
Open 12 pm to 4 pm

Astotin Lake Campground Kiosk

Located in the Astotin Lake Recreation area

Open Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm. Closed on Monday and Tuesday

Hours subject to change. Please contact the Visitor Centre for more information.

Administration Office
Temporarily closed

Campground Operating Seasons

Astotin Lake Campground

All sites available from mid-May to Thanksgiving Day (weather permitting).

Unserviced sites for tents or RVs available by self-registration beginning after Thanksgiving day.

Oster Lake Campground

All sites available from mid-May to Thanksgiving Day (weather permitting).

Sites available by self-registration beginning after Thanksgiving day. In-person registration is required.

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