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Elk Island National Park National Parks

Elk Island is basically Jurassic Park, except the creatures outside your vehicle are slightly more cuddly: bison, elk, moose, white-tailed deer and mule deer. If you’re lucky, you might even spot an elusive Alberta lynx. ● Buckle up: No app can tell you when there’s a bison traffic jam ahead, but it's a real thing. Roll down the window and breathe in the earthy bison-y scent of the protected herd. ● Learn something new: New to camping? Ever tried pemmican, the food that sustained the indigenous populations of the area? Interpretive programs in the park will get you up to speed.
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Snowshoeing group Elk Island National Park

Snowshoeing in Elk Island National Park

Northern Lights Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve Elk Island National Park

Northern lights at Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve

Attractions

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Fort Saskatchewan Museum and Historic Site

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

Overlooking the North Saskatchewan River, this museum and historical site has eight heritage buildings with period furnishings and artifacts that tell the history of the Fort Saskatchewan area.

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Fort In View Golf and Driving Range

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

This family-owned 27-hole golf course is just 5-minutes west of Fort Saskatchewan and has a pro shop, practice facilities and a licensed clubhouse.

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Fort Heritage Precinct

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

For thirty-six years (1875 to 1911) the old fort saw mountings in hot haste, couriers from Battleford or Fort Mcleod riding in on exhausted horses, or expeditions setting out with horses, dogs, or with boats. The arrival of Indian prisoners with a country-wide reputation for badness, the assembly in the midnight hours to go to the assistance of settlers threatened by prairie fires; appeals for vaccine to fight the smallpox or for assistance in the involuntary arrival of future citizens; to the Mounted Police came all those who were sick and hungry, those who lost property or were lost themselves.

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Super 8 Fort Saskatchewan

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
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Start your day with free SuperStart continental breakfast, and stay connected to work and family with free high-speed Internet. After a long day, swim in our indoor heated pool, unwind in our hot tub or work out in our gym. Handicapped-accessible facilities, suites and non-smoking rooms are available at our Fort Saskatchewan hotel. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.

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The Kanata Inns Fort Saskatchewan

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
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Large comfortable rooms and suites situated only 20 minutes from downtown Edmonton. Free WiFi and business amenities for the business traveller including complimentary hot breakfast and guest laundry room.

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Hampton Inn by Hilton Fort Saskatchewan

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
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The Hampton Inn by Hilton Fort Saskatchewan is ideally located for travelers to the Edmonton suburb of Fort Saskatchewan. We are only 30 minutes away from the City of Edmonton, and 30 minutes away from the Edmonton International Airport. Our hotel is well equipped with an indoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and a 24-hour business centre. In addition to these amenities, our guests have free access to wireless and wired high speed internet, as well as a 24-hour complimentary coffee/tea service and free hot and cold breakfast every day.

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Travel Offers

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Parks Canada Campsite Reservation

Ready to disconnect and reconnect? Try camping in one of Canada's National Parks from $30/night. Or consider comfort camping! Enjoy soft beds, running water and other amenities in the middle of scenic vistas available in 3 National Parks in Alberta – Elk Island, Banff and Jasper. Book now from $120/night.

Expires: 2018-08-31
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Ukrainian Village Elk Island Tour

This is a seasonal tour running on Wednesdays. The tour goes directly to Ukrainian Village with free time to explore, followed by lunch. Then, it visits Elk Island National Park in the afternoon to see the majestic bison and time to spend on Astonin Lake or hike nearby trails.

Expires: 2018-08-29
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oTENTiks Comfort Camping - Elk Island National Park

Are you interested in camping but prefer the comfort of a bed and arriving to find camp already set-up? The oTENTiks at the Astotin Lake Campground in Elk Island National Park offer a unique blend of homey comfort and a taste of outdoor adventure.

Expires: 2018-10-07
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Events

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Legacy Park Family Festival

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
2018-06-02 To 2018-06-02 MST

Summer is officially baaack with our beloved, turf-trimming sheep! Grab the fam, join us at Legacy Park, and celebrate summer with delicious food, great bands, awesome activities and of course, sheep! The sheep will make their entrance at 11:30 am as they parade their way from the river valley to their summer home in the Peter T. Ream Historic Park. Flock to the awesome festival that honours friends, family and community on June 2 from 10:30 am - 3 pm.

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Canada Day Celebrations

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
2018-07-01 To 2018-07-01 MST

Dress up in red-and-white everything, and dust of the vocal chords for “O Canada.”When we say we’re celebrating Canada Day, we mean it! On Sunday, July 1, check outCanada Day events all over Fort Saskatchewan. Kick things off with a pancakebreakfast and Canada Day Parade, followed by kids activities, live music, fireworks andso much more! The best part? Transit is free, so you can forget about parking and focuson the fun stuff.

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Canada Day

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
2018-07-01 To 2018-07-01 MST

Celebrate Canada Day in nature at Elk Island National Park! Imagine early explorers who navigated Canada’s rivers to map this expansive country as you explore the many islands of Astotin Lake in a canoe. Later spread a blanket and share a picnic with your family and friends as lively music fills the air. Lift your voice alongside fellow Canadians in singing the Canadian national anthem to celebrate the legacy of this beloved country.

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