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Bison Festival

1-54401 Range Road 203, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, T8L 0V3 17809225790

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Come celebrate all things bison at Elk Island National Park! While bison once roamed the continent of North America in the tens of millions there were less than a thousand individuals scattered in isolated herds by the nineteenth century. The Canadian government took an active role in purchasing bison and founded multiple conservation herds in national parks. One heard, purchased from Montana, was brought to Elk Island National Park in the early 1990’s. Today nearly every plains bison you see in southern Canada, whether in conservation or domestic herds, had an ancestor in Elk Island National Park. Join Elk Island National Park with friends and family to commemorate the bison success story with games, speakers, Indigenous dancers, and the book launch of Through the Storm: Canada’s Bison Conservation Story. Regular park admission applies.

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