Ready for a unique way to soak in winter’s enchantment with your loved ones this winter? Add skating around an island to your winter bucket list! Bundle up, pack a thermos and head out to the Astotin Lake Area in Elk Island National Park. There you can access a skating track that leads you along the shoreline before whisking you out and around Archer Island.

  • Bring your friends out for a game of pond hockey, as a rink is also maintained;
  • Don your headlamps and go for skate under the starry skies of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve;
  • The skating loop is conditional on weather;

Contact the Visitor Centre for up-to-date condition reports or to learn more about winter safety.