Elk Island National Park

Elk Island National Park

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Located just south of Lamont, from township road 550 and straddling Highway 16, Elk Island National Park protects the wilderness of the aspen parkland, one of the most endangered habitats in Canada.

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 and since then Elk Island National Park has become Canada’s source of disease free bison for re-introduction and conservation initiatives.

Today this beautiful oasis is home to herds of free roaming plains bison, wood bison, moose, deer, elk, and over 250 species of birds. Be it for wildlife viewing, hiking, cross-country skiing, picnicking, overnight camping, or family events planned throughout the year, there is something for everyone at Elk Island National Park.

For more information visit the Elk Island National Park webpage.