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.

  • May 17, 2024 to September 03, 2024
    Mondays to Thursdays from 9am to 6pm.
    Fridays to Sundays from 9am to 8pm.

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

Weekends May 18 to June 28, 2024
Open 10:30 am to 5:30 pm

Astotin Lake Campground Kiosk

Located in the Astotin Lake Recreation area

  • May 17, 2024 to October 14, 2024
    Open Mondays to Thursdays from 10am to 8pm
    Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 10pm

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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