Highway 16, or the Yellowhead Highway, bisects Elk Island National Park, 35 kilometres east of Edmonton. The park is open year-round, with bison particularly active from July to August. The Astotin Lake campground is open from May to September. Reservable group camping and backcountry tent camping are also available.

Getting here


1 - 54401 Range Road 203
Fort Saskatchewan AB T8L 0V3

Elk Island National Park’s main entrance, the south gate, is located approximately 48km from Edmonton’s city centre, via Highway 16 East (Yellowhead).

Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Facilities and services