Elk Island National Park

Elk Island National Park

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VISIT Elk Island National Park:

Park Details

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
Entrance Fee
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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.

Park Visits40,30027,30041,10049,40067,50057,60058,60060,60052,30045,60021,20010,300
Avg Temp222634506269747465513324
Max Temp374049677780868780684838
Avg Temp71119314047504940312010
Min Temp-18-11-3162735383525160-11
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

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 NameTrip MilesTrip Days
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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.

Banff National Park324 km
Kootenay National Park376 km

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:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Sunridge Ski AreaEdmonton, AB2,060 ft40%34 km
Edmonton Ski ClubEdmonton, AB2,165 ft29%41 km
Snow Valley MountainRunning Springs, CA7,841 ft51%48 km
Rabbit Hill Snow ResortEdmonton, AB2,306 ft17%59 km
Gwynne Valley Ski AreaWetaskiwin, AB2,434 ft8%74 km
Tawatinaw Valley Ski AreaTawatina, AB2,234 ft37%86 km
Long Lake Ski HillBoyle, AB0 ft0%95 km
Valley Ski ClubAlliance, AB2,182 ft21%151 km
Canyon Ski AreaRed Deer, AB2,950 ft28%156 km
Medicine Lodge Ski AreaBentley, AB3,615 ft24%159 km

Nearest Airports

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.

Large Airports

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 AirportYEGEdmonton, AB58 km
Calgary International AirportYYCCalgary, AB289 km
Medium Airports

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 AirportYBYBonnyville, AB158 km
Lloydminster AirportYLLLloydminster, AB188 km
Fort McMurray AirportYMMFort McMurray, AB353 km
Peace River AirportYPEPeace River, AB412 km
Medicine Hat AirportYXHMedicine Hat, AB426 km
Grande Prairie AirportYQUGrande Prairie, AB426 km
Lethbridge County AirportYQLLethbridge, AB443 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.