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Elk Island National Park - Alberta, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers
N 53° 34.746 W 112° 50.266
12U E 378329 N 5938264
Quick Description: Not an island surrounded by water, but an "island of conservation" which is one of the most important locations for the reintroduction of bison.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 3/31/2019 12:28:56 PM
Waymark Code: WM10A7M
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
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Long Description:
Not an island surrounded by water, but an "island of conservation" which is one of the most important locations for the reintroduction of bison.

Alberta Tourism says "Elk Island is basically Jurassic Park, except the creatures outside your vehicle are slightly more cuddly: bison, elk, moose, white-tailed deer and mule deer." If you’re lucky, you might even spot an elusive Alberta lynx. It's true. There are animals everywhere and you can come unnervingly close to any of these giant beasts.

Three are lots of things to do. In the winter you can snowshoe or hike along the trails, skate the lake, and go winter camping. In the summer you can hit the trails just like in winter.

When I visited, the visitor centre was under reconstruction and the smoke from the forest fires in British Columbia had wafted several hundred kilometres all the way here. It smelled like a campfire and was very hazy.
Park Name: Elk Island National Park

Historic/Cultural Park: no

Natural Park: yes

Recreation Area: yes

Wildlife Refuge: yes

Park Website: [Web Link]

Type of Listing: Visitor Center

Fees in Local Currency: 8.00 (listed in local currency)

Dates of Access: From: 1/1/2019 To: 12/31/2019

Hiking: yes

Camping: yes

Horseback Riding: no

Off-Roading: no

Snorkling/Scuba: no

Rock Climbing: no

Other Park Type not listed above: Not listed

Other Type Detail: Not listed

Hours available: Not listed

Bicycling: Not Listed

Swimming: Not Listed

Boating: Not Listed

Fishing: Not Listed

Other Activities: Not listed

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