Elk Island is a great place to photograph bison at sunrise, have an afternoon picnic, enjoy an evening campfire or see the Aurora Borealis in the dark of the night. Elk Island National Park is open and accessible to visitors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

Although the park is open around the clock, some services and facilities are only open in the summer season during typical business hours. Listed below are the hours of operations for facilities at Elk Island National Park.

Visitor Centre and Gift Shop

Located off Highway 16

  • Open Daily 9:30am to 4:30pm
    Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Telephone: 780-922-5790

Astotin Theatre Interpretive Centre

Located in the Astotin Lake Area

  • Closed for the season

Astotin Lake Campground

Astotin Lake Campground Winter Camping

  • For information or to register for winter camping call 780-922-5790.
Administration Office

Located near the West gate (off Township Road 544)

  • Open 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm year-round, Monday to Friday. Closed statutory holidays.