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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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Northern Lights Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve Elk Island National Park

Northern lights at Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve

Snowshoeing group Elk Island National Park

Snowshoeing in Elk Island National Park

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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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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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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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Lakeview Inns & Suites - Fort Saskatchewan

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
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Lakeview Inn & Suites Fort Saskatchewan is located in the quaint city of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, the home of major industries such as Dow Chemical, Sherrit, Agrium, Shell and many more. The city is very charming, offering all the services you would expect from a small city, yet only minutes away from Edmonton and one of the largest malls in North America, West Edmonton Mall.

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Comfort Inn & Suites

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
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The Comfort Inn & Suites® hotel in bustling Fort Saskatchewan, AB is minutes away from shopping, restaurants, golf courses and the beautiful Canadian wilderness. This Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta hotel offers easy access to Dow Centennial Centre and Canadian Forces Base Edmonton.

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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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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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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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Events

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Sheep Leaving Parade

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
2018-09-03 To 2018-09-03 MST

It’s that bittersweet time of year—the trees change colour and our beloved turf-trimming sheep prepare for their journey home. On September 3 from 10 am-12 pm, join in theSheep Leaving Parade and bid our wooly friends farewell! We’ll march from Legacy Park to the Fort Heritage Precinct. And don’t worry. They’ll be baack next spring.

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Milky Way Days

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
2018-09-02 To 2018-09-02 MST

Canada has always been a land of vibrant skyscapes. As part of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve, skies above Elk Island National Park are naturally dark and regularly show-off twinkling stars or dancing Northern Lights. Taking place over two days at two different locations, the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve’s 13th annual Star Party will be your gateway to the stars. Featuring volunteer astronomers to provide you with stargazing tips, guest speakers to cause you to marvel at the sky, and local musical performances to fill the air with festive spirit, this 2 day event will keep your whole family entertained.

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