Thirty-five minutes east of Edmonton lies a wild oasis. The perfect place to day-hike, canoe, camp or spot some bison. Elk Island National Park is also a designated dark sky preserve and the cornerstone of Canada’s bison conservation.

Want to learn more about Bison? Take part in the Bison Backstage Tour where you'll get a VIP backstage pass to the Elk Island National Park bison handling facility. You'll learn about the techniques behind the successful conservation facilities with demonstrations, hands-on activities and a tour.


You Think You Know Edmonton? Elk Island National Park

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