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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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Attractions

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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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Travel Offers

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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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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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Events

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Parks Day

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
2018-07-21 to 2018-07-21 MST

Celebrate the outdoors by learning new ways to explore and create memories at Elk Island National Park. Exploring by canoe, camping under star-filled skies, and outdoor living are all traditions that have been part of Canada’s legacy. Come embrace these timeless traditions by learning how to navigate a canoe or gain outdoor adventure skills at a “Learn to Camp” workshop. Top it all off by bringing a picnic to share with your family and friends as live music by local artists fills the air with festive spirit.

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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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