Elk Island National Park

Over a hundred years of Bison Conservation

About Elk Island

Elk Island was created in 1913 to protect some of the last Wood Bison on the Planet. In the 1940s it was thought that the species had become extinct but in 1956 a herd was found inside the park. Today descendents of those Bison still live in the park along with over thousand head of Elk, 300 head of Moose, and over a thousand Beaver.


Animals in Elk Island

More about the Park

The Park is opened 24/7 365 days a year you can drive through the park to look at all the different animals or you can rent a cabin for the night and take a hike through the park.