Town of Elk Point
The Right Place to Be
Located on Highway 41, two hours northeast of Edmonton, Elk Point is a friendly progressive community of over 1500 people.
ATTRACTIONSElk Point is the “right place to be” for much more than its history, which dates back to the fur trade and is celebrated by the 32-foot statue of explorer Peter Fidler and by Fort George and Buckingham House Provincial Historic Site, located eleven kilometers east via Highway 646 which features the original fort sites and a multimedia interpretive centre. More recent history is depicted on a 100-foot mural.
In early June, automotive history at the annual Auto Club Show and Shine packs Main Street with gleaming chrome. Elk Point is a premiere location to celebrate Canada Day, with events for the whole family. A pancake breakfast, RCMP Detachment tours, a parade and afternoon stage show are followed by safe and fun kids activities and family participation events, including the Survivor challenge, chili cook-off and Canada Day Idol singing competition. The town’s Horticultural, Craft and Quilt Show on the second weekend of August showcases local homemade and homegrown treasures and fabric art. In late November, the town becomes a winter wonderland for the annual Christmas Extravaganza with shopping specials, Santa, and special events that end with a brightly lighted parade, followed by fireworks.
OUTDOORSThe community is located on Alberta's Iron Horse Trail, an all-season recreational corridor that is part of the Trans Canada Trail. Enjoyed by hikers, cyclists, horseback riders, wagon trains, ATV and snowmobile enthusiasts, it forms part of the route of the Iron Horse Ultra 100 marathon.
Stay and play a game of golf at the Elk Point Golf Course or enjoy the many lakes and campgrounds around Elk Point. North of Elk Point is the beautiful Kehewin Lake – seven kilometers long with local and provincial parks for camping and watersports. Head east to camp at Whitney Lakes Provincial Park or at Heinsburg on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River.
Elk Point Featured Businesses
AttractionsFort George & Buckingham House
Name: Town of Elk Point
Location: Elk Point, Alberta
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