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Located less than an hour away from Edmonton, Elk Island National Park of Canada protects the wilderness of the aspen parkland, one of the most endangered habitats in Canada. This beautiful oasis is home to herds of free roaming plains bison, wood bison, moose, deer, and elk. Also boasting over 250 species of birds, the park is a bird watcher's paradise. Be it for wildlife viewing, hiking, cross-country skiing, picnicking or overnight camping, there is something for everyone at Elk Island National Park. Elk Park was first established in 1906 as a federal game preserve to protect the declining elk populations of the Beaver Hills. Some of the last Plains Bison in the world were reintroduced to Elk Park in 1907. In 1913 Elk Park joined the Parks Canada family. Since that time Elk Island National Park has been Canada

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

Good easy trail. Interesting route with plenty to see. However, we were unlucky and did not see any beavers! A park ranger was there breaking one of the dams that was flooding the tree line so that may have had something to do with the no show! We saw lots of elk tracks on the trail, but no elk! There were loads of mini frogs which were amazing and swarms of flys/mosquitos which were most definitely not. We both had bug spray on but on the loop part of the trail the flys were relentless :( bug spray is a must. This would not stop me doing the trail again however because it really was good overall.

easy, lots of sight seeing.

hiking
7 days ago

nice easy trail for a good outing.

hiking
7 days ago

lots of evidence of animals using this trail. would definitely do it again!

hiking
15 days ago

Nice hike, but did not see much. Only small parts of the trail allow you to see ponds and fields. We were told it was a great trail to see wildlife, but only saw lots of frogs and birds.

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

excellent trail. me and my wife just started doing trails.

Good walk for the kids and the grandparents. Super buggy but super pretty.

Sympa mais la majeure partie de la marche est dans la forêt, sans véritable point de vue sur les étangs

Very easy hiking. No real challenge. Nice to get a great walk in.

hiking
24 days ago