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Elk Island National Park National Parks

Elk Island is Canada's largest completely enclosed national park – and second only to the Serengeti in numbers of hoofed wildlife that call this place home. From the comfort of your vehicle, watch for the bison, elk, moose, white tailed and mule deer that freely roam the park. Feel the thrill of seeing them in their natural habitat. You may even spot the elusive Canadian lynx or coyote. Join a park interpreter and learn how 100 years of conservation brought the bison back from the brink of extinction. The endangered trumpeter swan is also protected here, along with over 200 known Aboriginal sites.
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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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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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Camping with Elk Island oTENTiks

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 offer a unique blend of homey comfort and a taste of outdoor adventure.

Expires: 2017-10-09
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Events

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Bison's Eye View

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
2017-09-17 to 2017-09-17 MST | Show All Dates

Discover the legacy of bison conservation at Elk Island National Park. Embrace your inner bison and follow in the hoofprints of this great animal through the passages and gates of the handling facility. Campfire and light refreshments provided. $20 per person, registration and information available at the Elk Island National Park Visitor Centre: 780-922-5790.

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Gateway to the Stars

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
2017-09-15 to 2017-09-15 MST | Show All Dates

Experience the wonder of Elk Island's night sky. In the heart of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve, escape the city and gaze upon the countless stars in our galaxy with a friendly park interpreter. Campfire, hot chocolate, and s'mores provided. $15 per person, registration and information available at the Elk Island National Park Visitor Centre: 780-922-5790.

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