What is there to do in Elk Island in the winter?

What is there to do in Elk Island in the winter?

5 Things You Have to do This Winter at Elk Island Park

  • Snowshoe and Stargaze. Come take part in two unique experiences at Elk Island National Park: snowshoeing and stargazing!
  • Drop in Winter Programming.
  • Find a Geocache.
  • Watch for a Bison Traffic Jam.
  • Winter S’more Fests.

Are there bears in Elk Island National Park?

Bison, elk, moose, white-tailed deer, wolves, foxes, cougars and black bears call Elk Island National Park home. The chance to observe wild animals as they go about their natural lives is one of the most fascinating experiences that Canada’s national parks have to offer.

How much does it cost to get into Elk Island National Park?


* Adult $ 40,06
* Senior $ 35,05
Youth free
* Family/Group $ 80,23
* Replacement/Duplicate Pass (applies to park specific and national annual passes) $ 15,02

Can you still drive through Elk Island National Park?

Can you drive thru? – Elk Island National Park. “Can you drive thru?” Yes you can. Bear in mind that if you are just planning to drive through the park from,say, Highway 16 to Lamont and not planning to stop in the park itself you will still need to purchase a park pass of some form.

Can you swim at Elk Island?

Swimming. Astotin Lake’s beach is a popular spot to cool off on a hot summer day. Like many public beaches and recreation areas, there are no lifeguards on duty at Elk Island National Park. Swimming skills and approved personal floatation devices are not always enough to save a life.

Are there coyotes in Elk Island National Park?

Unlike every other national park, Elk Island is entirely fenced. It is literally an “island” surrounded by agriculture. No elk, deer, or bison are allowed out of the park; no wolves, coyotes, bears, or cougars are allowed in.

Do you have to pay to drive through Elk Island park?

Elk Island National Park’s main entrance, the south gate, is located approximately 48km from Edmonton’s city centre, via Highway 16 East (Yellowhead). Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.

Are bathrooms open at Elk Island?

Restrooms. Flush toilets are available year-round at the Visitor Information Centre, the Astotin Recreation Area and the Astotin Theatre. Pump-out style toilets are also available year-round at all trailheads. Most washrooms are wheelchair accessible.

Can you see bison in Elk Island?

Since Elk Island is Canada’s only completely fenced national park, Parks Canada actively manages bison populations. Wood and plains bison are sub-species of bison, and you can find both at Elk Island National Park.

Does Elk Island have blue green algae?

LAMONT – A blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom has been identified in areas of Astotin Lake in Elk Island National Park. Visitors to this lake are advised to take the following precautions: Avoid all contact with blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) blooms. If contact occurs, wash with tap water as soon as possible.

Does Elk Island have a lake?

The Astotin Lake area of Elk Island National Park has picnic shelters and tables, fire pits, drinking water and washrooms to make your picnic enjoyable and comfortable. Take time to visit the Astotin Lake campground, golf course, interpretive theatre, and hiking trails.

Are there Elks in Elk Island?

Elk Island has provided many elk for reintroductions and has also served as a research area for study of the species. Manitoba currently has a herd of around 7 000 animals, whose distribution centres on Riding Mountain National Park.