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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

Very nice trail, good mix of inclines and declines. went after a fresh snow and found many animal tracks (coyotes) must love this tail. I would do this trail again

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Trail was well kept and clean, rolling terrain. did loop in little over and hour with my wife and 20 month old son. Most of trail was through cutlines in the woods with some views of marsh and lakes. Lots of animal tracks but did not see any wildlife.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

This is a 3.5km trail... no near as long as alltrails claims. And it's in Elk Island national park

on Simmons Trail

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Hard trail for us. A challenge!!!

I really liked this trail. There were some steeper incline parts but not many. Hikers of all experience level will be able to enjoy this trail. Just make sure you wear lots of bug spray - lots of mosquitos!!

This trail is really great for all skill levels. It was a little too crowded for my liking near the trail head but the farther I went the more it thinned out. Beautiful scenery of the lake.

Concrete trail. Not much to see. Prefer loop trails.

hiking
8 months ago

30 mins into hiking saw a bison laying across the trail, so turned around and haven't finished the trail.

hiking
8 months ago