VISIT Elk Island National Park:
Elk Island National Park was established in 1913, and has a total area of 48,000 acres (75 square miles, or 194 square kilometers).
|Address||54401 Range Rd 203, Fort Saskatchewan, AB, T8L 0V3|
|Learn More||Official Website|
When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation
We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Elk Island National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Elk Island National Park is.
Our data shows the best months to visit Elk Island National Park are May, June, July & August.
Elk Island National Park Road Trips
Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Elk Island National Park is visited.
|Trip Name||Trip Miles||Trip Days|
Other Nearby National Park Sites
From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Elk Island National Park.
Nearest Ski Resorts
For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Elk Island National Park:
|Sunridge Ski Area||Edmonton, AB||2,060 ft||40%||34 km|
|Edmonton Ski Club||Edmonton, AB||2,165 ft||29%||41 km|
|Snow Valley Mountain||Running Springs, CA||7,841 ft||51%||48 km|
|Rabbit Hill Snow Resort||Edmonton, AB||2,306 ft||17%||59 km|
|Gwynne Valley Ski Area||Wetaskiwin, AB||2,434 ft||8%||74 km|
|Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area||Tawatina, AB||2,234 ft||37%||86 km|
|Long Lake Ski Hill||Boyle, AB||0 ft||0%||95 km|
|Valley Ski Club||Alliance, AB||2,182 ft||21%||151 km|
|Canyon Ski Area||Red Deer, AB||2,950 ft||28%||156 km|
|Medicine Lodge Ski Area||Bentley, AB||3,615 ft||24%||159 km|
When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Elk Island National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Elk Island National Park.
|Edmonton International Airport||YEG||Edmonton, AB||58 km|
|Calgary International Airport||YYC||Calgary, AB||289 km|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Elk Island National Park.
|Bonnyville Airport||YBY||Bonnyville, AB||158 km|
|Lloydminster Airport||YLL||Lloydminster, AB||188 km|
|Fort McMurray Airport||YMM||Fort McMurray, AB||353 km|
|Peace River Airport||YPE||Peace River, AB||412 km|
|Medicine Hat Airport||YXH||Medicine Hat, AB||426 km|
|Grande Prairie Airport||YQU||Grande Prairie, AB||426 km|
|Lethbridge County Airport||YQL||Lethbridge, AB||443 km|
Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.