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Immersed in the rolling hills
East of Edmonton, Elk Island National Park is an oasis of conservation.
North American Bison (once almost extinct), can be found here
in growing numbers. Bison herds around North America have been
populated with stock from Alberta. The largest herd in the World
is located further north at Wood Buffalo National Park. In some
restaurants in nearby Edmonton you can even try bison burgers!
The Bison of Alberta
used to number in the millions! An ancient native
story tells of warriors who had to wait for 2 to 3 days
for a Bison herd to pass before they could continue their
Today there are more cattle in Alberta than people,
numbering close to four million, while bison still number
only in the thousands.