Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Some activities, experiences and services may be impacted by COVID-19. The Astotin Theatre Interpretive Centre, the Visitor Information Centre and the Administration Office remain closed.

Important information about your visit to Elk Island National Park

Elk Island National Park remains open. The health and safety of visitors, employees and all Canadians is of the utmost importance to Parks Canada. To help limit the spread of COVID-19 please follow the advice of public health experts and guidelines outlined by the Government of Alberta.

Best Times to visit Elk Island National Park

The park is experiencing high visitation. Parking lots fill up early each day. To avoid disappointment, plan in advance and consider visiting during a less busy time.

Your safety when visiting
  • For important information about staying safe while enjoying Elk Island National Park, see Visitor Safety
  • Be extra cautious when engaging in any activities to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on emergency response, search and rescue teams
  • Leave no trace when you visit outdoor spaces. Please take all your garbage with you and help keep these places clean.
  • Abide by all travel advisories

Stay informed

Parks Canada is working with provincial counterparts, local municipalities and communities to keep visitors informed and safe.

For the most up to date information, visit: