Parks Canada’s Infrastructure Program

What to know before you visit

Over the next five years, Parks Canada will invest $3 billion to rehabilitate infrastructure assets within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada.

This historic investment supports conservation while promoting visitor experience and making our infrastructure safer and more appealing to visitors.

When visiting or driving through Elk Island National Park, you may encounter one or more construction zones or reduced services while we complete this important work. Please plan ahead before you travel to avoid inconvenience. Consult the following list of current infrastructure projects in Elk Island National Park to see if any road or facility work might impact your trip.

Infrastructure Projects in Elk Island National Park

For a list of infrastructure projects that may impact visitors, see below.

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Astotin Lake Visitor Facility Rehabilitation

Periodic construction and rehabilitation work will improve visitor experience within the Astotin Lake Recreation Area. Work includes upgrading facilities in the main visitor day use area, campground, roads, pathways and trails. The project is slated for completion in fall 2020. Disruption to visitors will be minimal, however visitors should check the important bulletins web page or contact the Visitor Centre for additional information on what areas within the Astotin lake Recreation Area may be affected.

During the work period, single-lane alternating traffic detours or temporary road and trail closures may be encountered. Road workers, heavy equipment and flag persons may also be present in the work area. Visitors are asked to drive with care and obey all traffic sings in and around the affected work areas.

For more information contact the Elk Island National Park Visitor Centre.

Check the Elk Island National Park Important Bulletins for updates.

Welcome Area Rehabilitation

This project will rehabilitate facilities within Elk Island National Park’s Welcome Area, including visitor reception, washroom facilities and parking areas, so they meet the needs of visitors and can accommodate larger recreational vehicles and parking areas.

Rehabilitation work is expected to commence during winter 2017, with project completion slated for spring 2019. Disruption to visitors will be minimal as work progresses.
During the work period access to the Welcome Area and temporary washroom facilities will be available.

For more information contact the Elk Island National Park Visitor Centre.

Check the Elk Island National Park Important Bulletins for updates.

Access Roads Rehabilitation

Access roads to areas within Elk Island National Park will be rehabilitated so they can be travelled safely by visitors and staff. Areas included are the Tawayik day use area, Bison Loop and Lookout, Bison Handling Facility, administration and operations building and Wood Bison day use area.

The Visitor Centre parking lot will be under construction during fall 2016 to spring 2017. Roadwork along Admin Access Road (from West Gate Entrance to Parkway Road) is expected to commence during winter 2017. All roadwork is expected to be completed by spring 2020.

During the work period, single-lane alternating traffic detours or temporary road closures may be encountered. Road workers, heavy equipment and flag persons may also be present in the work area. Visitors are asked to drive with care and obey all traffic sings in and around the affected work areas.

For more information contact the Elk Island National Park Visitor Centre.

Check the Elk Island National Park Important Bulletins for updates.

*Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of infrastructure projects underway in Elk Island National Park. Only projects that may impact visitors are listed.


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