People tend to check in during these times:
Excellent for picnic!
Elk Island's trails offer unique experiences. Most of the park's trails offer parking, exhibits, view points, washrooms and garbage facilities.
Elk Island National Park is one of the 43 national parks and park reserves run by the Parks Canada Agency. This “island of conservation” is located 35 km east of Edmonton, Alta. http://bit.ly/XRtgW8
So many baby buffalo!
Bring money, oh Canada...
About a 45 minute drive from Edmonton, Elk Island is an oasis of peace. Wildlife like Buffalo, Moose, Elk, Beavers, Coyotes, Wolves, etc can be seen from the car or hiking trails. Take a lunch!
Check out Astonin Lake. There is a nice beach and picknic tables near the parking lot.