Upcoming Events (8)

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August 2019
Aug 17 Saturday - Sep 02 Monday Elk Island National Park Travel Back in Time (WEEKEND EVENT)Explore Elk Island's historical barn to discover the history of the bison, the park and the Beaver Hills.  Take a peek inside federally protected heritage barn and pretend to be an archaeologist while searching for artifacts in a mock archaeological dig.

10:30 am - 6:00 pm

WEEKENDS
June 29-September 2
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Aug 17 Saturday - Sep 02 Monday Elk Island National Park Bison Backstage (Weekend Event)Join a park guide for a 30-minute tour of the bison handling facility to see how experts at Elk Island National Park have helped bring this animal back from the brink of extinction.  Come prepared to walk with closed toed shoes!

12:00 pm-5:00 pm (top of the hour)

Weekends
June 29-September 2

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Aug 17 Saturday - Sep 02 Monday Elk Island National Park Pond Pals on SaturdaysSearch for cool critters above and below the surface of Astotin Lake using a pond dipping kit.

1:00-4:00 pm

Saturdays
June 29-September 2

For more summer events see poster (PDF)...
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Aug 17 Saturday - Sep 02 Monday Elk Island National Park Bison Tales Campfire on SaturdaysGather around the fire and listen to park interpreters share a collection of stories about the rise and fall of bison.

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Saturdays
June 29-September 2

For more summer events see poster (PDF)...
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Aug 18 Sunday - Sep 02 Monday Elk Island National Park Pemmican Making on SundaysJoin park interpreters around the fire to learn about and make the power bar of the prairies - pemmican!

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sundays
June 29-September 2

For more summer events see poster (PDF)...
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September 2019
Sep 01 Sunday - Sep 02 Monday 10:00 pm - 12:00 am Planets and Perseids - Milky Way Day at Elk Island NP Enjoy the night sky with enthusiasts at the Astotin Lake Recreation Area after dark! As a member of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve, Elk Island National Park is the perfect place to view the stars and planets above. 

Join Parks Canada staff for Milky Way Day September 1, 2019! All afternoon star and space-related exper...
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Sep 01 Sunday Elk Island National Park StargazingStargazing – Let Parks Canada be your guide to the galaxy

Time: 10:00 pm to midnight

Location: Astotin Lake Recreation Area

September 1 is Milky Way Day, an annual event hosted by the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve. Join us in the afternoon for star and space-related experiences, intriguing guest spe...
Elk Island National Park Recreation
Sep 14 Saturday - Oct 19 Saturday Gateway to the Stars SATURDAYS at Elk Island National ParkA short drive outside Edmonton, the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve rewards visitors with wonderful stargazing opportunities; light pollution is limited resulting in the night sky above being more visible.

Let Parks Canada staff be your guide as you experience the wonder of the night sky above: Sign-up to view the countless stars in...
Elk Island National Park Other