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       ELK ISLAND PARK NEAR EDMONTON, ALBERTA


Immersed in the rolling hills East of Edmonton, Elk Island National Park is an oasis of conservation. Amidst stands of aspen, open meadows and small lakes you can view North American Bison (once almost extinct), wapiti, moose, deer, coyotes, a wide variety of birds and the ever industrious beaver. The beaver has been pivotal in the creation and beautification of Elk Island Park as their damming efforts have created habitats and water supply for many animals. This makes Elk Island a perfect spot for wildlife lovers.

To make a varied and interesting day consider visiting the Ukrainian Heritage Cultural Center which is east on Highway 16 and very near to Elk Island. Costumed actors play parts and you can relive the late 1800's with them.
Elk Island Near Edmonton

Elk Island Park is home to 1,700 elk, 600 plains bison, 375 wood bison, numerous deer, moose, beaver and waterfowl that thrive in an environment untouched by human settlement.    And it is not even crowded!!!
ALSO VISIT THE NEARBY  UKRAINIAN CULTURAL CENTER

 


 Enjoy walking, hiking, biking, showshoeing (winter), and cross-country skiing. Only 45 minutes from Edmonton on highway 16 east, it is an easy day trip. Wildlife is abundant for those with sharp eyes and it is an easy walk!

Bison at Elk Island
MORE BISON PICTURES
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